The Bardoka Sheep is a domestic sheep breed found in the Metohia region of Kosovo. Its name is derived from the Albanian word “Bardoka”, meaning white. The breed can adjust itself to varied environmental conditions, especially cold weathers; however, it cannot tolerate high humidity.
|Also Known As||White Metohian Sheep, White Metohija Sheep|
|Physical Characteristics||White with pink skin; both, male and female are horned|
|Weight||Rams:65 kg (143 lb) at maturity|
Ewes: 50 kg (110lb) at maturity
|Height||Rams: 70 cm (28 in) at the withers|
Ewes: 60 cm (24 in) at the withers
|Uses||Milk, meat, and wool production, as well as for research|
|Country of Origin||Kosovo|
|Distribution||Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Albania|
The lactation period of the ewes continues approximately for 180 days. Considered one of the highest milk-producing breeds, it provides 200 pints (100 lits) of milk with around 7.1% milk fat.