It was developed in South Africa by crossing the Dorper and the Afrikaner sheep. Their colour is white, while claws, under tail area and udder teats are pigmented. It is a hair sheep breed, i.e., they shed their fur for the most part, so there is no shearing required. They are out-of-season breeders, suitable for accelerated lambing, with a prolificacy of 160 to 180%. They have a placid temperament, and their maternal traits are very good. Their grazing behaviour and resistance are good, and they resist drought. The average daily gain (ADG) of lambs ranges from 350 to 450 g. Mature weights for ewes range from 75 to 80 kg, and ram weights vary from 90 to 110 kg.