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Istrian Milk,rnor Istriana or Carsolina, sheep are milk sheep from the Istria and Karst regions of Italy. The Istria sheeprnbreeders have traditionally bred domestic, autochthonous (indigenous) sheep which they called Istriana orrnCarsolina. Through the years they have bred Istrian sheep mainly for theirrnunusual and distinct long-stepping walk and the ability to graze in rockyrnterrain. While they will graze even on dry old grass, they are quite skillfulrnat finding fresh grass between rocks.

rnrnIstrian sheep arernfound in the provinces of Udine, Gorizia, Trieste (Friuli-Venezia Giulia -rnItaly) and Slovenia.

rnrnIstrian sheeprnhave quite a large frame with a highly placed torso and long strong legs. Theirrnudders are shaped right, fastened high, with large teats. They have a narrowrnhead, with the nose’s crest and jutting out ears, are placed on a long neck.

rnrnTheir wool isrnmulticolored and does not cover their entire body. Their legs and belly arernnaked and in other parts they are only covered with shaggy fleece. The Istriarnbreeders bred white, black, spotted, patchy sheep, short-eared sheep, hornedrnsheep, horn-less sheep, and the list goes on and on.

rnrnContentrnand photo source: Agraria.org.

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