Italians breeds

Cornigliese (di Corniglio)
Italian breeds of sheep

Origin and diffusion

Local population; descended from Vissana with some Merino and Bergamasca blood.
Area of origin: Corniglio, Emilia Region.
The breed is known for its adaptation to the local marginal conditions.

Morphological and economic characteristics

Size: large.
Height at the withers:
- Male: 85 cm
- Female: 75 cm
Weight:
- Male: 100 kg
- Female: 75 kg

Uni coloured: white with dark spots on face and legs.
Threefold attitude (meat, milk, wool), today is bred primarily for meat.

Cornigliese Cornigliese (photo Dr. Valentino Beretti)

Cornigliese Cornigliese (photo Dr. Valentino Beretti)

Pecora del Corniglio o Cornigliese Pecora del Corniglio o Cornigliese (photo Alessio Zanon)


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