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
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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