Ruda sheep are found mostly in Albania and Croatia. In 2009,
Ruda sheep were the most endangered breed of sheep in the Republic of Croatia.
Ruda may be related to Romanian Tsigai Sheep. They are primarily raised for
wool. They are well adapted to low temperatures and mountain grazing.
They have white or blond wool with a pink skin. They have a
white head and white spots on their body and head. At the withers, the mature
ewes average 55 cm (21.6 inches) and rams 65 cm (25.6 inches). The mature ewes
average 38 kg (83.7 lbs) and rams 48 kg (105.8 lbs).