Italians breeds

Garganica
Italian breeds of goats

Origin and diffusion

An autochthonous Italian breed from Gargano promontory (Province of Foggia – Apulia) as a result of a crossbreeding with west European goats. It is reared in the province of Foggia and in other regions in the South of Italy (Basilicata, Campania, Calabria).

Morphological and economic characteristics

Height at the withers:
- Male: 85 cm
- Female: 75 cm
Weight:
- Male: 55 kg
- Female: 35 kg

Black shiny coat that may have some reddish shades. Long hair all over the body and black skin. Both sexes have horns.
Quite modest milk production.

Garganica Male of goat Garganica (photo www.agraria.org)

Garganica Female of goat Garganica (photo www.agraria.org)

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