The Massese is a carpet wool breed kept for both milk and meat production. Belonging to the Apennine group it is similar
to the Garfagnina but smaller and gray or brown with a dark head. Both sexes are horned
and show a distinctive roman-nose. The herdbook was established in 1971.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.