About Villnoesser Sheep
(also known as Kärntner Brillenschaf, Jesersko- Solcavska, or Brillenschaf)
were developed in the 18th century, from crossbreeding Carinthian Landrace, Bergamask,
and Paduan silk sheep. In Southern Carinthia, the Friaul, and in Slovenia, Villnösser
sheep were very common.
|Photo: Emilio Pastore|
are a strong and medium-sized sheep with a roman and a bare head with lop ears
of medium length. They have black spots around the eyes (glasses) contributed
to the German name of the sheep ( "Brillensheep”). Pigments may, however,
also occur at their ears and sometimes on their body or lips. Their meat is
especially aromatic. Villnösser sheep are especially characterized by
out-of-season oestrus behavior, hard hooves, and fine wool.
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