Old accounts relay that the breed was traditionally maintained by nomadic pastoralists. They resided in the Katerini plains while spending summers on the northern slopes of the Pieria Mountains, near the village of Katafygio, after which the breed was named. In 2012 a herd of roughly 200 pure Katafygio Sheep was located by the ‘Amalthia Network’ at Avgerinos, a mountain village in the Kozani prefecture.

Morphological Traits

The breed is small-sized, even-woolled and thin-tailed.


Status classified as 'Critical' (2019).


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