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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 2. Agriculture
Agency 5. Department of Agriculture And Consumer Services
Chapter 290. Breeder Sheep Grade Standards
6/29/2022

2VAC5-290-20. Fancy grade; general appearance.

Fancy grade sheep closely approach the ideal of their respective breed. They are rugged and large for their age, demonstrate exceptional thrift, vitality, breediness, and firmness of muscling. They have excellent conformation, quality, and muscling. Fancy grade sheep must be rectangular in form, straight in top and bottom lines, must carry thickness uniformly from end to end, and stand squarely on their legs. Sheep of this grade are exceptionally long, well balanced, correct and stylish in their appearance. They have a dense and uniform fleece. Fancy grade sheep meet maximum breed and type requirements as established by their registry association.

Statutory Authority

§ 3.2-4302 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR115-03-07 § 2, eff. March 18, 1987.

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