The Transylvanian Racka from Gyimes (Ghimeș) bred in Transylvania belongs to Zackel type of sheep breeds. It is the largest sheep breed in the group of Zackel breeds. Mature weights for ewes range from 45 to 50 kg, and ram weights vary from 80 to 90 kg. The ewes have crescent horns or short vestigial horns, however there are many polled ones. The rams bear regular, open-spiral-shaped horns with 1.5 to 2.25 curls. The Transylvanian Racka has white fur, but black tints on the head and legs are very frequent appearing as spots around the eyes (eyespot) and the mouth, on the ears and at the ends of the legs. Their fur is mixed fleece composed of guard hairs and down hairs with a staple length of 30 to 40 cm. In Transylvania milk production is the main purpose of their use.