Askanian sheep breed was created from local and merino sheep breeds Rambouillet, crossing breeds was conducted within the precincts of the scientific institute “Askania Nova” in Ukraine.
Now Askanian breed of sheep lives in the southern steppe regions of Ukraine, have an excellent physique, well-formed skeleton and powerful muscles. On the neck are a few folds of skin, body deep, legs strong, solid. Males developed horns. Live male weighs 100 kg, females 60 – 65 kg, if the shaved hair, you get 5 – 8 kg with a length of 7 – 9 cm, the output will be 42%. Wool animals thin, white. The female brings 1 – 2 lamb. Milk yield in the female rarely produced.