Jezersko–Solčava sheep primarily raised for meat and wool. The breed is originated from the eastern Alpine region of Europe. The name of the breed comes from the regions of Jezersko and of Solčava, formerly in the Austrian Empire, now in Slovenia.
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Jezersko–Solčava sheep breed information
A medium-sized sheep with black pathers around the eyes.
The coat is white and both the sexes are polled.
The breed is easily maintained, hardy and well adapted to the sparse pasture of the mountains.
The mature Jezersko–Solčava ram weighs 70 kg (160 lb) and ewes weigh 50 kg (100 lb).
The ram height is 81 cm at withers and ewe height is 75 cm.
The twinning rate is around 70 and the ewes lamb twice a year.
Jezersko–Solčava a dual-purpose breed that is raised for meat and wool.
The fleece weight is around 4 to 5 kg and fine quality is produced.
Things to know
Jezersko–Solčava sheep called by several names in each of the countries like Kärntner Brillenschaf, Seeländer Schaf or Villnösser Schaf (German), or Jezersko-Solčavska Ovca (Slovene)
Jezersko–Solčava sheep are also raised in Italy, Austria, and Germany.
In order to increase the meat yield the Jezersko–Solčava was crossed with Bergamasca but the result was quality of wool was lowered.
According to wiki ” At the end of 2013 the population reported from Slovenia was 17,200; Austria reported 5112 to 6500, Germany 727 and Italy 4973“
Brief characteristics of Jezersko–Solčava sheep
|Breed Name||Jezersko–Solčava sheep|
|Other Name||Kärntner Brillenschaf, Seeländer Schaf or Villnösser Schaf (German), or Jezersko-Solčavska Ovca (Slovene)|
|Country/Place of Origin||Slovenia|
|Breed Purposeamerica||meat and wool|
|70 kg (160 lb)|
|Ewe(Female)||50 kg (100 lb)|
|Kidding||single or twins|
|Good for Stall Fed||open grazing|
|Climate Tolerance||all conditions|