It is a large, well-muscled merino breed. They resist the rigours of weather well and can go about large areas. Their prolificacy ranges from 1.5 to 1.8, the lamb rearing ability is excellent, and they bear accelerated lambing and early first mating well. In some countries this breed is known as Württemberger sheep. Weights for adult rams range from 100 to 125 kg, and ewe weights vary from 70 to 80 kg.