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Russian Viena sheep, (04)

North Karelian sheepThe Russian Viena sheep are kept for domestic needs in small  flocks in Western Russia. It is a short tailed breed, grey in colour with variable patterns, black-grey patterns like reverse badger face and white-grey piebald.  Both rams and ewes can be horned or polled.  The population is fragmented into isolated population and  information is scarce as no records are kept. The size of the population is not known.

Local name: Viena
Juha Kantanen
Agrifood Research Finland MTT, FIN-31600 Jokioinen, Finland.

Agrifood Research Finland MTT, FIN-31600 Jokioinen, Finland.












List of North European sheep breeds:
Ålands sheep
Cheviot sheep
Dala sheep
Dala fur sheep
Danish landrace sheep
Estonian Ruhnu sheep
Faeroe sheep
Fine wool sheep Finnish Grey landrace
Finnsheep      Forest sheep
Fuglestad sheep
Gotland sheep
Greenland sheep Grey Troender sheep
Gute sheep
Icelandic leader sheep
Icelandic sheep
Latvian darkheaded sheep
Lithuanian coarse wool sheep
Norwegian feral sheep      Norwegian Old Spael sheep
Norwegian Spael sheep
Romanov sheep
Roslags sheep Russian Viena sheep
Rya sheep
Rygja sheep
Steigar sheep
Texel sheep
White faced Marsh


Created by ThEP and EE Edited by Emma Eythorsdottir for the North SheD group.
Agricultural Research Institute of Iceland.