CHIOS

Chios

 

History

The breed was formed on the island of Chios from crosses of autochthonous sheep possibly with fat tailed sheep of the Karaman or Daglic breeds. In 1996 the agricultural co-operative of ‘Chios Sheep Breeders - Macedonia’ was formed with breeders in the Chalkidiki, Thessaloniki, Pella and Imathia prefectures focusing on the breed’s genetic improvement.

 

Morphological Traits

Chios is a large sized, even woolled, semi-fat tailed sheep.

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

(To learn more about this breed, see our book here->)

See the population classification chart here->

 

CHIOS (2)

Chios

 

History

The breed was formed on the island of Chios from crosses of autochthonous sheep possibly with fat tailed sheep of the Karaman or Daglic breeds. In 1996 the agricultural co-operative of ‘Chios Sheep Breeders - Macedonia’ was formed with breeders in the Chalkidiki, Thessaloniki, Pella and Imathia prefectures focusing on the breed’s genetic improvement.

 

Morphological Traits

Chios is a large sized, even woolled, semi-fat tailed sheep.

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

(To learn more about this breed, see our book here->)

See the population classification chart here->

 

EPIRUS ORINO / BOUTSIKO

Epirus Orino

 

History

Epirus Orino or Boutsiko is a mountain type sheep, widely viewed as improved Vlach sheep subjected to mild selective breeding and raised under better conditions. Certain herds are controlled by the Ioannina CAGR.

 

Morphological Traits

The Boutsiko is a small sized, thin-tailed breed, with mixed wool.

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

(To learn more about this breed, see our book here->)

See the population classification chart here->

 

VLAHIKO

Vlahiko

 

History

The breed of Vlahiko Sheep borrowed its name from the nomadic populations of Vlach pastoralists who traditionally practiced livestock keeping mainly in the Pindos range but also parts of the Balkans. It was bred in mountain areas of Ioannina, Arta, Trikala and several other prefectures of northwest Greece.

Morphological Traits

Vlach sheep are small sized, mix-woolled and thin-tailed.

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

(To learn more about this breed, see our book here->)

See the population classification chart here->

 

KARYSTOS

Karystos

 

History

Karystos Sheep originate in the southern part of Euboea Island and are named after the homonymous Karystos region. 

Morphological Traits

Karystos is a small, thin tailed, mixed wool sheep. 

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

(To learn more about this breed, see our book here->)

See the population classification chart here->