Developed by the Australian Persian Sheep Association The Australian Standard of Excellence is essentially the same as the South African Standard of Excellence except that colors other than black and red are recognized.
In Australia, in both the Kleur Kop and Skilder varieties the following colors are accepted :- red, black, tricolor, black and tan, sable, blue (dilute black) , roan (dilute red), blue and roan (dilute tricolor) and self (solid black and red).
It is important however that Australian breeders are not distracted by color. Of the 3 important features that form the basis of selection, namely conformation, marking ( ie the pattern or distribution of color on the sheep) and color, color is by far the least important. It is important that Persian sheep are structurally sound and marked as in the South African Standard of Excellence.