The head shows much character and presence

The head and cheeks carry wool

The ears are large and fine


The face is brown and there is no wool on the face

The nose is reasonably long and the muzzle broad


The body is long with a broad back, well sprung ribs, strong loin and deep gigot
The ewe is similar to the ram except the head is feminine and stylish
The adult male will weigh between 110 and 140 kg
The adult female will weigh between 80 and 110 kg
The legs are of medium bone and lightly covered
The Vendéen is not a long-legged breed but it should not be too close to the ground


The fleece is of excellent quality being of fine down type and very uniform in fibre
length with no coarse, kempy wool on the lower part of the hindquarters
The staple length is typically 5 to 7 cm and the average fleece weight is 3.5kg per
There shall be no black pigment within the fleece on the body