About Brillenschaf Sheep
are from Carinthia, Austria. They are a member of the Alpine Mountain Sheep
Breeds. They are named for their eyeglass marks around their eyes, under the
eyes, and on their ears. They are a cross between the Landschaf, Bergamasca,
and Paduaner Schaf sheep.
They are hardy
and frugal; they can cope with high precipitation and are experts in climbing,
therefore they are used for grazing high alpine areas which are inaccessible to
They are endangered and since
1938, they have almost completely died out.