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  Corsican sheep
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  • Corsican sheep - Corsica
      Corsican sheep
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  • Here in the mountains, the milk is best! - Corsica
      Here in the mountains, the milk is best!
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  • More sheep in the mountains - Corsica
      More sheep in the mountains
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  • Goats are on the cliffs - Corsica
      Goats are on the cliffs
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  • Eeerm. . . - Corsica
      Eeerm. . .
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There are lots of pigs in the Corsican mountains, there is cattle, there are also sheep and goats running freely on the rocks (picture 4) or the slopes of the mountains. Corsican cheeses are famous and I think that the quality of milk is related to the way of breeding these animals, that means leaving them as free as possible. The sheep you see on the three first pictures are of the Corsican Breed, a breed with long not curly wool, very well adapted to rough terrain conditions; there are about 100.000 in Corsica, but only 15.000 are ?officially recorded? in herd books! This breed is one of the few still presenting high variations in colours and stature. They are bred for milk and meat, wool is a secondary product. Those animals are interesting to watch and observe, as they are well adapted to difficult terrain conditions, and are almost as easy on rocks as goats.
And, Ah! Back to pigs! In Corsica, most ?domestic animals? run freely around and do what they want, they can give lessons of biology or even sex education (as for most of kids who live in the countryside), but sometimes, they make it wrong. . . there are even gay pigs in Corsica! (picture 5); well, just for fun. . . .

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  • Written Mar 27, 2011
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