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Racka sheep are a unique Zackel-type breed that originated
in Hungary. Both ewes and rams have long spiral shaped horns.
The cork-screw horns protrude almost straight upward from
the top of the head. Mature males may have horns as long as two feet or more.
The minimum standard length is given as 50 cm (20 inches) for rams and 30 cm
(12-15 inches) for ewes.
They are raised for milk, wool, and meat production. They
are hardy often used in crossbreeding due to its ability to pass this
survivability to its offspring.