The Tsigai is a transboundary sheep breed that came to the territory of Hungary from the Balkan Peninsula at the end of the 18th century. It is a medium sized breed. Their face and legs are black, dark brown or brown. The fleece is white but interlarded with coloured threads. The ewes are hornless or bear crescent horns. The rams are partly hornless and partly have strong open spiral horns describing one and a half curls. Their lamb weight gain is favourable, 300 to 350 g/day. Weights for ewes range from 50 to 60 kg, and ram weights vary from 75 to 90 kg.