The Samothraki Sheep was already mentioned in 1954 by I.N.Dimitriadis as a representative of the indigenous mountain sheep originating from the Zackel breed. It is not officially recognized. In 2013, at the invitation of the Samothraki municipality, a team from the ‘Amalthia Network’ identified around 2,000 sheep with the characteristics of the breed. The population survives mainly in the north-west of the island, an area of poor pastures

Morphological Traits

Samothraki sheep are small-sized, thin-tailed and mostly even-woolled. 


Status classified as 'Minority' (2019).


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