Lesvos sheep (also mentioned as Mytilene) originated in the homonymous Aegean island. Most breeders are members of farmers’ co-operatives with headquarters in Lesvos villages (Agia Paraskevi, Parakila, Skalochori, Stypsi). They participate in productivity monitoring programmes and herd book keeping supported by national and European Union funding.


Morphological Traits

Lesvos are a medium size, mixed wool and semi-fat tailed sheep. 

Productivity traits


Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).


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