Bardoka sheep: Multipurpose breed of Kosovo

Bardoka Sheep is a multipurpose breed that is raised for milk, meat, and wool. The breed is originated in Kosovo. 

Bardoka Sheep breed information

The breed is white in color with pink skin. The Face is free of wool.

Both ram and ewe are horned.

The Mature ram weighs around 65 kg (143 lb) while the ewes weigh around 50 kg(110 lb).

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Rams grow to 70 cm (28 in) at the withers and ewes are around 60 cm (24 in) at withers.

The lactation period is around 180 days which provides around 200 kg of milk. 

The milk has about 7.1% of fat.

The birth weight of rams is around 3.5 kg (7.7 lb) and ewes are around 3.2 kg (7.1 lb)

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The breed is hardy and adaptable to all low-temperature conditions. But very sensitive to high humidity conditions.

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Things to know

The Bardoka is also called in several names like White Metohian sheep, White Sheep of the Dukagjin.

Nowadays the sheep can be seen in Montenegro, Serbia, and Albania too.

Brief characteristics of Bardoka Sheep

Breed Name Bardoka sheep
Other NameWhite Metohian sheep, White Sheep of the Dukagjin
Country/Place of OriginKosovo
Breed Purposemilk, meat, and wool
Breed SizeMedium
Weight
Ram(Male)    
65 kg (143 lbs)
Ewe(Female)50 kg (110 lbs)
Kiddingone
Good for Stall Fedopen grazing 
Climate Tolerancelocal climate
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