Plezzana sheep (also
known as Bovska sheep in Slovenia) descend from Zaupel sheep, which were spread
all over Europe during the middle ages. They are medium-small sheep (males: 64 cm, females: 60 cm, at the withers). They are multi-purpose sheep. The milk is
used for cheese production. The mixed wool is used for the production of loden,
felt, and tweed. They are medium framed, thin-legged and finely boned sheep.
They have a narrow head and a straight nose profile. They are mostly white,
although black-brown and pied animals do occur. Rams are polled. Plezzana sheep
are hardy and modest. The meat is tasty and fine-fibred. Milking performance is
good. The mixed wool is suitable for many purposes.
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