CHALKIDIKI

Chalkidiki

 

History

The Chalkidiki Sheep was already mentioned by I.N.Dimitriadis in 1954 as one of the breeds descending from ‘ruda’ type sheep originally from Albania. In 2017 a small herd of the breed was located by the ‘Amalthia Network’ near Vavdos (Chalkidiki).

Morphological characteristics
It is a medium-sized, even-woolled, and thin-tailed sheep.

Population*

Status is unknown (2019).

 

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SKYROS

Skyros

 

History

The Skyros Sheep was already mentioned in 1954 by I.N.Dimitriadis as a representative of mountain type sheep occurring on the Greek islands and descending from the Zackel breed. I The purest herds survive in the southern part of Skyros where prolonged droughts and overall water shortages are recurrent issues.

Morphological characteristics
It greatly resembles the breeds of Sarakatsaniko, Vlach and Samothraki sheep and especially the smaller Sitia sheep.

Population*

Status classified as 'Minority' (2019).

 

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KOZANI

Kozani

 

History

Kozani Sheep does not belong to a specific breed. Rather it constitutes a composite population with influence from extinct or rare mountain breeds such as Sarakatsaniko, Arvanitovlachiko, Gramoustiano, etc and also from lowland sheep such as Karagouniko, Chios etc

Morphological characteristics

Population*

Status is unknown (2019).

 

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DRAMA

DRAMA

Drama

 

History

The breed of Drama Sheep was already mentioned in the 1970s as a variation of the Vlach sheep breed. 

Morphological characteristics

It is a small-sized, coarse-woolled and thin-tailed sheep.

Population*

Status is unknown (2019).

 

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LESVOS

Lesvos

 

History

Lesvos sheep (also mentioned as Mytilene) originated in the homonymous Aegean island. Most breeders are members of farmers’ co-operatives with headquarters in Lesvos villages (Agia Paraskevi, Parakila, Skalochori, Stypsi). They participate in productivity monitoring programmes and herd book keeping supported by national and European Union funding.

 

Morphological Traits

Lesvos are a medium size, mixed wool and semi-fat tailed sheep. 

Productivity traits

Population*

Classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

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