About Varesina Donkeys
are a Lop-eared Alpine breed found in the area near Biandronno, Italy. Originally
they were transhumant (migratory), and until the mid-1960's some Varesa sheep
were in flocks that summered in the Alps. All that remain today are sedentary
and are kept in small family flocks of mixed breeds. They are one of the
largest breeds of sheep in Italy, and only slightly smaller than Biella sheep.
The are white
sheep with a slightly convex hornless head. Their tail is long and thin.
They are raised mainly
for meat and their lambs are of good conformation for butchering.
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