The origin is uncertain, seemingly related to the Neapolitan goat. Its morphological features relate it to African goats, which had reached Campania in ancient times. It is regularly spread around a vast area in many provinces of this region. It is a very rustic breed.
Some exemplary of this race are raised near the ConSDABI (Consortium for Experimentation, Divulgation and Application of Innovative Biotechniques), Circello, Benevento.
- Male: 60-65 kg
- Female: 50-55 kg
The coat is usually red pied with irregular edges. A white face mask may be present. Both sexes bear horns. A dairy breed.
Pezzata Rossa (photo archivio CONSDABI)
Pezzata Rossa (photo Riccardo Fortina www.associazionerare.it)