The Sitia Sheep was already mentioned in the 1950s as a breed of the easternmost part of Crete. Nevertheless, in the neighbouring Dodecannese island of Kassos, sheep with similar characteristics are bred and it is speculated they may belong to the same breed. 

Morphological Traits

The Sitia breed is a coarse-woolled, thin-tailed sheep and the smallest of all mountain type breeds of Crete.



Status classified as 'Minority' (2019).


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