Steinschaf Sheep
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Steinschaf sheep are a direct descendent of the now extinctrnZaupelschaf. They have developed characteristics that made them perfect forrnlife in the high mountains of Eastern Alpine regions. In the beginning of thern20th century the Steinschaf still roamed the meadows of Bavaria, Germany,rnespecially the areas around Berchtesgaden, Traunstein, and Rosenheim. InrnAustria, their range was mainly in the Salzburg area.rnrn 

rnrnThe original Steinschaf used to be a dual-coated, small, andrnwiry high mountain sheep, weighing 28- 30 kg (62-66 lbs). It was bred twice arnyear and it had 20-70 % twins. The modern Steinschaf is a robust, small tornmedium-sized sheep with a coarse, dual-coated fleece that can be of all colorsrnand markings. It would benefit the breed if it could be kept exclusively onrnhigh alpine meadows, in order to retain its excellent characteristics.


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