This goat comes from the western side of Como Lake, from Livo valley (Como – Lombardia). The origin is unknown, it belongs to the European alpine breeds. It is spread in western Lario and nearby areas.
Height at the withers:
- Male: 60 kg
- Female: 45-50 kg
The coat is variously coloured: plain–black, brown, red or yellow – or pied. Horns: present or absent, ibex-like or ‘markar’,that is, backwards and wide apart. Although the milk production is quite good, it is mainly reared for kids.
Lariana (photo Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia)
Male of Lariana o di Livo (photo Luigi Brambilla)