Italians breeds

Bianca Monticellana - Capra bianca di Monte San Biagio
Italian breeds of goats

Origin and diffusion

It seems to come from a goat present in Latium at the beginning of the XXth century, the so called ‘Bianca Romana’, which has not been mentioned later. In the area of Monte San Biagio (Province of Latina – Latium) there are about thirty breeders owning one thousands heads.

Morphological and economic characteristics

Height at the withers:
- Male: 84-85 cm
- Female: 72-78 cm
- Male: 81-82 kg
- Female: 45-60 kg

White coat with white-rosy skin; both sexes bear horns. It is a rustic breed, reared either for milk (used to make cheese) or for meat (kids).

Bianca Monticellana - Becco Bianca Monticellana - Male (photo Di Marco Alessandro Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia)

Bianca Monticellana - Capra Bianca Monticellana - Female (photo Di Marco Alessandro Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia)

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