Yellow Headed „Kovásznai” Sheep

It is not decided yet, whether this breed is just a colour variety of the Hungarian Cigaja sheep, but its characteristic head and horn shape differing very much from that of the Cigaja may indicate other origin. Face and legs are yellowish-red. These animals have good milking ability and meat development. It has been common in Kovászna County that is referred to in its name, as well, but pure stocks can hardly be found today. Rams wear a strong, open, spiral-shaped horn; ewes are hornless or wear a small, crescent-shaped horn. The colour of the fleece is yellowish-white. We are taking part in the development of the breed and its gene rescue scheme.

Plant Genetic Resources Institute