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Breeds of Livestock - Sicilian Barbary Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Sicilian Barbary Sheep

Sicilian Barbary

sicilian-1.jpgAlso Known By: Barbaresca Siciliana, Orecchiuta, Siciliana migliorata

Found in Sicily in southern Italy, the Sicilian Barbary was developed from the Tunisian Barbary and the Pinzirita.  It is a coarse to medium wool breed kept for both milk and meat production.  The Sicilian Barbary is polled and usually has dark spots on the face and legs.  The breed has lop ears and stores fat at the base of the tail.


Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
Pier Davide Pozzo, Lane d'Italia, Corso G. Pella, 16, 13900 Biella Italy

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Added January 14, 1998; updated February 25, 2002


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