Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Breeds of Livestock - Bergamasca Sheep
Also Known By: Bergamasker, Gigante di Bergamo, Bergamacia(Brazil)
The Bergamasca is found in the Lombardy region of Italy. It is the basic breed of the Lop-eared Alpine group and is polled. It is coarse wooled meat breed. The Bergamasca is the foundation of the other Lop-eared Alpine breeds and of Fabrianese, Pavullese, Perugian Lowland and Zakynthos.
Reference:Mason, I.L. World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds. Third Edition. C.A.B International. 1988Photographs:
Carlos Eduardo Azevedo Souza, Brazil
Pier Davide Pozzo, Lane d'Italia, Corso G. Pella, 16, 13900 Biella Italy