SERRES

Serres

 

History

The Serres breed belongs to the lowland group of even-woolled, thin-tailed sheep. In 2000 ‘STRYMON’ the Agricultural Co-operative of Serres Sheep Breeders was established with the breed’s genetic improvement and promotion in mind.

Morphological Traits

Serres Sheep are of a relatively large size. 

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

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SFAKIA

Sfakia

 

History

The Sfakia Sheep breed originated on the island of Crete. In recent years a number of Sfakia sheep breeders joined the ‘Co-operative of Sfakia Livestock and Olive Oil Producers’ monitored by the Athens CAGR.

Morphological Traits

The Sfakia are a small sized, coarse-woolled, and thin-tailed mountain type sheep.

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

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PELION

Pelion

 

History

The breed belongs to the group of mountain type Zackel sheep. It was first described fairly recently, in the late 1980s. It is mainly bred in the eastern Magnesia prefecture and especially the Pelion mountain region after which it was named.

Morphological Traits

The Pelion breed is a small-sized, coarse-woolled, thin-tailed sheep

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

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KALARRYTIKO

Kalarrytiko

 

History

The origin of the Kalarrytiko is attributed to textile merchants and livestock keepers from the village of Syrako (Epirus). It is named after Kalarrytes, a village in the Tzoumerka Mountains (Epirus). Kalarrytiko sheep have great cultural and emotional significance for their traditional breeders who are determined to preserve the breed and invest in modern installations.

Morphological Traits

Kalarrytiko is a small-sized, coarse-woolled, thin-tailed sheep. Its muscular development is typical of meat type breeds. 

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

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GLOSSA SKOPELOS

Glossa Skopelos

 

History

The breed of Glossa Skopelos Sheep derives its name from the homonymous Glossa village on the island of Skopelos. Presently, it is bred on the islands of Skopelos and Skiathos and in the Velestino area.

Morphological Traits

Glossa Skopelos sheep are medium-sized, even-woolled and thin-tailed. 

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

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