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Breeds of Livestock - Campanian Barbary Sheep

Breeds of Livestock - Campanian Barbary Sheep

Campanian Barbary

campanian-1.jpgAlso Known By: Barbaresca della campania, bastarda arianese, beneventana, casalinga, casareccia, coda chiatta, laticauda, nostrana, turchessa

The Campanian Barbary is a fat-tailed breed found primarily in Campania in southern Italy.  The breed is used primarily for milk and meat production.  The wool quality varies from carpet to medium wool.  The breed originated from Tunisian Barbary crossed with the local breed.  The Campanian Barbary often has dark spots on the face and legs.  The males are either horned or polled and the females are polled.

Reference:

Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
Photographs:
Pier Davide Pozzo, Lane d'Italia, Corso G. Pella, 16, 13900 Biella Italy

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updated February 21, 2002

 

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