About Varesina SheepAbout Varesina Sheep

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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