The origin of the Kalarrytiko is attributed to textile merchants and livestock keepers from the village of Syrako (Epirus). It is named after Kalarrytes, a village in the Tzoumerka Mountains (Epirus). Kalarrytiko sheep have great cultural and emotional significance for their traditional breeders who are determined to preserve the breed and invest in modern installations.

Morphological Traits

Kalarrytiko is a small-sized, coarse-woolled, thin-tailed sheep. Its muscular development is typical of meat type breeds. 

Productivity traits


Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).


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