Asterousia Crete



The description of Asteriousa sheep as a distinct breed is recent and coincided with that of the Anogia sheep which it resembles considerably. Asterousia sheep originated in central Crete, in the Asterousia Mountain range, after which the breed was named. Few pure herds survive but there are many pure and crossed animals in mixed herds of the island.

Morphological Traits

Asterousia sheep are small-sized, coarse-woolled and thin-tailed.



Status classified as 'Minority' (2019).


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