Xisqueta sheep

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Xisqueta sheep

This breed, principally found in the Lleida Pyrenees region, is white with typical pigmentation, resilient and active, with highly honed maternal instincts that allow it to rear premium quality lambs. It is currently classified as an endangered species.

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This sheep is very tough and with its small nose can get to the roots of poorer quality pastures, in between the stones. The most common productive breeding system is still the traditional extensive method.

Category: Meats.
Characteristic of: Cerdanya, Ripollès, Alt Urgell, Alta Ribagorça, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà, Val d'Aran
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The meat is distributed in some butchers near the areas where these sheep are bred.

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    • Catalunya
    • Catalunya
    • Catalunya
    • Alt Urgell, Alta Ribagorça, Cerdanya, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà, Ripollès, Val d'Aran
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