The Ryeland’s face is well woolled and its ears are of medium size, slightly dark in colour. Ryeland’s heads have no trace of horn. Its chest is broad and fairly deep and has a straight, level back. Its legs are a dull white colour, well woolled to knee and hock with strong, compact feet renowned for freedom from footrot. Its fleece is dense, free from dark fibres, coarseness and kemp. Average mature ewe weighs 50-60kg, rams 75-80kg.