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About Wrzosowka SheepAbout Wrzosowka Sheep



Wrzosowka sheep belong to the Northern type of short-tailed sheep which have been kept for centuries in different regions of Europe, including Northeastern parts of Poland. They are unique among Polish sheep breeds, since they are extremely adaptable to difficult conditions, disease-resistant, and prolific. They are able to reproduce all year round.  

They are rather thin and small, proportionally built. Their fleece is usually consists of two layers: down and medulated hair. Their skins are used for fur coat production. Ewes are usually polled, while rams have widely set black horns. Wrzosowka sheep are the only surviving primitive sheep breed in Poland. A conservation program was started in 1981.