Polish Mountain Sheep evolved from the old Carpathian
Cakiel, and especially one of its varieties - the primitive Podhale sheep. They
can be found in the whole Polish part of the Carpathian mountains; however, they
are most frequently found in the Podhale region near the town of Nowy Sacz,
where the breed traditionally originates. They have a light build, thin but
strong legs, and narrow rump.
Polish Mountain sheep are milked. The milk yield is 50 to
100 liters per lactation and 40 to 80 liters in a milking period of 150 days
with a fat content of 7 to 8%. Meat production is rather poor. The wool is
white and coarse, suitable for carpet manufacture. The thatch-like coat
consists of loose locks, with a characteristic parting line along their back.