Jezersko-Solcava, or Jezerskosolflorinavska, sheep were
developed by the crossbreeding of native white sheep with Bergamasca and Padova
sheep. They resemble the Austrian Bergschaf that has a similar origin. They got
their name from the breeding centers of Jezersko and Solflorinava. Their head
has a convex profile and hanging ears. Their legs are long and strong. Jezersko-Solcava
sheep are very convenient for lamb
production in the Alpine and Pre-Alpine region.
Since 1980, Jezersko-Solcava sheep haves been crossed with
Romanovska sheep, and the number of pure breed animals has been decreased
quickly. Therefore, a special program on preservation the pure breed has been
started in 1991. An ewe has 1.42 lambs per lambing. Ewes are non-seasonal
breeders and pregnancy usually occurs during the lactation period.