"Productive Maternal Meat Sheep"


Chromedale ®

The Chromedale Maternals are the sheep that put Chrome Sheep Studs on the map when they were developed in 2004. These Chromedale Maternals were bred from individually selecting ewes with an emphasis on fertility and type. Coopworth, NZ Perendale, NZ Romney, a small infusion of Poll Dorset and other composite maternal genetics from leading studs in New Zealand and Australia, as well as our own “Chrome” sires, are used in the breeding program of these sheep. 

The Chromedale maternal line brings together a number of commercially orientated traits:

  • Improved growth rates
  • Potential for an earlier Lambing
  • Easy Lambing
  • Improved milking ability
  • Hybrid vigour
  • Higher value wether lambs


The Chromedale is the sheep for all seasons.  Sheep are carefully selected on type and are bred to ensure maximum production is maintained all year round, both in hot summers and cold, wet winters.   Chromedale rams produce a thick-bodied medium-framed ewe that has both good maternal attributes and carcass, with predominately black noses and feet.  Chromedale wool is much more dense and springy than the pure Coopworth/Romney types, with lambs less likely to “run to wool”.

The ewes can be joined slightly earlier than full blood British sheep and suit those producers wanting to lamb in the late Autumn-early winter months of late May /June/July

Chromedale Ram  

Latest News

Hamilton Sheepvention 6th & 7th August 2018

Chrome Sheep Studs will be having a display at Sheepvention situated in the Sheep Tech Marquee.

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Henty Field Days 18th-20th Sept 2018

 Chrome is heading to the Henty Machinery Field Days. Site 1049A Block V

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2018 Sale Reports

 Results of the 7th Summer Ram Sale (19th Jan)

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2017 Sale Results

Results of the 6th Summer Ram Sale (20th Jan 2017) and the 9th Annual Ram Sale (12th Oct 2017), Chrome Genetics Ewe Sale (19th Dec 2017)

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2016 Sale Results

Results of the 8th Annual Ram Sale (6th Oct 2016) and the Summer Ram Sale (22nd Jan 2016)

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