Manchega breed sheep

Manchega sheep are grazed all year round, taking advantage of the natural resources of the La Mancha region, although their diet is supported by rations of concentrates and other by-products at times of increased nutritional requirements (pregnancy, lactation, etc.). They are grouped into flocks of between 100 and 600, depending on the size of the farm, although flocks of up to 2000 animals can be found.
There are two varieties of Manchega sheep, depending on their coat: the most widespread type is white, with no pigment in the mucous membranes, and the other is black, with light patches on the head and distal parts of their anatomy. The quality of the milk they produce, however, is the same for both varieties.