KATSIKA IOANINA

Katsika Ioanina

 

History

The Katsika Sheep breed was named after Katsika village, situated on the shores of Pamvotis lake in the Epirus prefecture. Most Katsika breeders are members of the ‘Epirus Co-operation of Transhumancing Livestock Breeders’ established in 2008, along with breeders of Kalarytiko and Sarakatsaniko sheep breeds

Morphological Traits

Katsika sheep are medium-sized, coarse-woolled and thin-tailed. 

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified into the ‘Minority’ status (2019).

 

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KEFALINIA

Kefalinia

 

History

The Kefalinia Sheep was documented as a separate breed in the 1990s when it was found to possess sufficiently distinct characteristics. According to its breeders it originated in the neighboring island of Ithaki where it is still bred.

Morphological Traits

The Kefalinia sheep is of rather small size, coarse-woolled and thin-tailed. 

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as 'Not at risk' (2019).

 

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KYMI

Kymi

 

History

Kymi Sheep are bred in central Euboea Island in the area of Kymi, after which they are named. Between 2010 and 2020 a number of Kymi sheep breeders joined the ‘Kymi Agricultural Co-operative’ under the supervision of the Athens CAGR.

Morphological Traits

Kymi are a medium-sized, even-woolled, thin-tailed sheep. 

Population*

Classified as 'Vulnerable' (2019).

 

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ZAKYNTHOS

Zakynthos

 

History

The breed was formed and is bred on the island of Zakynthos. It is the largest Greek breed and differs appreciably from the remaining indigenous sheep breeds. The Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Zakynthos participated in a breed monitoring programmed under the guidance of the Athens CAGR from 1996 to2010.

Morphological Traits

Zakynthos Sheep are of especially large size, coarse-woolled and thin-tailed.

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as 'at risk' (2019).

 

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KOKOVITIKO

Kokovitiko

 

History

Kokovitiko Sheep were named after the village of Kokova (currently Skotani) in the mountain regions of Achaia (Peloponnese). According to an alternative view they were named after Akova, a medieval village, near Vyziki in Gortynia (Arcadia).

Morphological Traits

The Kokovitiko is a small-sized, coarse-woolled, thin-tailed sheep.

Population*

Classified as 'Endangered' (2019).

 

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