Our own farm it consits of about 1000 sheep (Chios sheep).
The Chios Sheep originates from the Greek island of Chios and were imported into Cyprus in 1968.
From the first sheep which come into Cyprus, they come to our Village Prastio (Avdimou). They have been kept in pure bred flocks and used for the upgrading of the local indigenous sheep. The animal is undoubtedly the most suitable for intensive systems of sheep production since it is characterized by early maturity virtually non seasonal breeding, high prolificacy and high milk production. The body weight of rams is approximately 80 kilos, of ewes 65 kilos, the tail is semi fat and normally Cone shaped.
The ewes usually produce twins, sometimes triples and even although rarely, quadruplets and prolificacy expressed in terms of lambs born per ewe lambing was 1.6 -2.5 born live.
It is high yielding animal with total milk yield per lactation of approximately 260-380kg for average milking period 170-230 days.