It is a medium growing, medium to large sized, strong-boned, white mutton breed. They have excellent meat shapes (mutton conformation), both fore and hind quarters have remarkable muscle development. It is a ‘four-leg-ham’ type. The S/EUROP carcass classification system was developed on the basis of the Texel breed. The average daily gain (ADG) of lambs is 320 to 380 g. They have good maternal traits. Their prolificacy ranges from 1.5 to 1.7. They are characterized by good milk yield and lamb rearing ability. They are seasonal breeders with medium maturation. Mature weights for ewes range from 60 to 70 kg, and ram weights vary from 90 to 100 kg.