The breed belongs to the group of mountain type Zackel sheep. It was first described fairly recently, in the late 1980s. It is mainly bred in the eastern Magnesia prefecture and especially the Pelion mountain region after which it was named.

Morphological Traits

The Pelion breed is a small-sized, coarse-woolled, thin-tailed sheep

Productivity traits


Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).


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