Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Breeds of Livestock - Comisana Sheep
Also Known By: Lentinese, Red Head, Testa rossa, Faccia rossa
The Comisana breed is found in southeastern Sicily. It is a diary breed with course to medium wool quality and a reddish-brown face. It originated from the Maltese and Sicilian breeds in the late 19th and early 20th century. The breed has semi-lop ears and is polled. The rams weigh around 80 kg whereas the ewes weigh around 50 kg.
Reference:Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.Photographs:
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