An autochthonous breed belonging to the group ‘soft wool’ from Campania. Reared in the high hills, this breed may have been formed by the crossbreeding with Mediterranean sheep ‘with a fat tail’.
Height at the withers:
- Male: 70-75 cm
- Female: 55-60 cm
- Male: 60-65 kg
- Female: 45-50 kg
White coat, the spiral-shaped horns are present in males.
It is reared for either meat or milk.
Male of Turchessa (photo G. Catillo)
Turchessa (photo http://digilander.libero.it/Zefram20)