Chios

 

History

The breed was formed on the island of Chios from crosses of autochthonous sheep possibly with fat tailed sheep of the Karaman or Daglic breeds. In 1996 the agricultural co-operative of ‘Chios Sheep Breeders - Macedonia’ was formed with breeders in the Chalkidiki, Thessaloniki, Pella and Imathia prefectures focusing on the breed’s genetic improvement.

 

Morphological Traits

Chios is a large sized, even woolled, semi-fat tailed sheep.

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

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