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.