Autochthonous breed of Alta Ossola (province of Vercelli – Piedmont). At serious risk of extiction (fewer than 100 heads). Suitable to mountainous rearing.
Height at the withers:
- Male: 70-80 cm
- Female: 60 cm
- Male: 60-65 kg
- Female: 50-55 kg
The coat is white, sometimes brown, with long hair all over the body. A beard is present and well developed horns turned backwards in males, shorter in females. These goats are reared for kids of about 10-12 kg.
Male of Sempione
Goats Sempione (photo archivio RARE)