It is a common misconception that to pick out a lamb or adult sheep, is as simple as going to a sale, choosing an animal, taking it home and you're done! WRONG. Here's why.
Depending upon your level of knowledge about sheep and which project you will be undertaking, Breeding (long-term) or Club Lamb (Terminal), it is best to do your homework before venturing out into your favorite breeder's territory. Different elements should be focused on from "breeding" sheep to "market" sheep. Although many of the same traits are needed and common to both projects, there are vast differences with each kind of project.