About Varesina Sheep
are a Lop-eared Alpine breed found in the area near Biandronno, Italy.
Originally they were transhumant (migratory), and until
the mid-1960's some Varesa sheep were in flocks that summered in the Alps. All
that remain today are sedentary and are kept in small family flocks of mixed
breeds. They are one of the largest breeds of sheep in Italy, and only slightly
smaller than Biella sheep.
The are white
sheep with a slightly convex hornless head. Their tail is long and thin.
They are raised mainly
for meat and their lambs are of good conformation for butchering.
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