It is an autochthonous breed from the provinces of Cosenza and Catanzaro (Calabria), reared in the high hills on poor steep grazing land. It belongs to the group with soft hanging woolly coat but it is smaller than Altamurana and Leccese breeds.
Height at the withers:
- Male: 70-75 cm
- Female: 55-60 cm
- Male: 60-65 kg
- Female: 45-50 kg
White-coated, both sexes have no horns.
It is mainly reared for milk.
Sciara or Moscia Calabrese (photo www.assonapa.com)