Italians breeds

Sciara or Moscia Calabrese
Italian breeds of sheep

Origin and diffusion

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.

Morphological and economic characteristics

Size: medium-small
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 Sciara or Moscia Calabrese (photo











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