It is bred in France, mainly in the western part of the country and in the Massif Central region. This breed with strong constitution and high meat performance tolerates both hot summers and cold winters. As terminal sire it improves daily weight gain, feed conversion and the bone-meat ratio. It is a single purpose mutton breed definitely well adapted to different technological conditions. The ewes are inclinable to out-of-season breeding. Their prolificacy ranges from 1.7 to 1.9. The breed is characterized by easy lambing. Their lamb rearing ability is excellent. The breed has good grazing behaviour and good weather resistance. They have excellent meat shapes (mutton conformation). Mature weights for ewes range from 60 to 80 kg, and ram weights vary from 100 to 120 kg.