Valachian Sheep

About Valachian SheepAbout Valachian Sheep

Valachian sheep are a highly endangered variety of landrace. Presently, their only breeding is done in Germany and strictly for preservation. Valachian sheep are dual-coated with coarse, mostly white wool that reaches the ground; gray and black are rare.  

Valachian rams often have Roman noses and look imposing with spiraling horns of up to one meter, that stick out sideways. The ewes sometimes have corkscrew-like, fine horns. They are extremely shy, high-spirited, alert, and loyal to its territory, nearly exhibiting the character of a wild animal. They are remarkably hardy and frugal and can withstand extreme cold, high precipitation, as well as drought.