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.


Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, provided by: Dott. Paolo Bani, Istituto di Zootecnica, UniversitÓ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Via Emilia Parmense, 84, 29100 Piacenza, ITALY

Pier Davide Pozzo, Lane d'Italia, Corso G. Pella, 16, 13900 Biella Italy


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