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Goat breeds: Carpathian goat

Goat breeds: Carpathian goat

Origin and diffusion

Origin: Poland.

The Koza Karpacka, the Carpathian goat, is an ancient Polish breed that is bred only in the high lands of the Carpathians, where it originated. This breed developed in the nineteenth century in the Polish Carpathian mountains where it was once widespread. Later, due to the introduction of more elegant goat breeds and changes in agricultural practices, this goat almost became extinct. Only in 2005 a small flock of Carpathian goats was discovered in Poland and immediately taken to the National Animal Reproduction Research Institute. A plan was therefore launched for the conservation and protection of this breed that lasted from 2007 to 2013. In 2012, however, there were only 40 females.

Morphological and productive characteristics

Cut it: average.

Medium weight:
- Male: 52 kg
- Female: 42 kg

Height at the withers:
- Male: 60 cm
- Female: 50 cm

The Carpathian goat is a medium-sized white animal with a bristly coat, beard and long narrow ears. The thin horns grow in height, directed towards the back. Males and females present a singular bang around the eyes. The trunk is well structured with the back slightly curved. It is a very resistant breed, rustic and suitable for living in the extreme conditions of the high lands, thanks to their thick and long fleece and the dense fluff below.

Aptitude: milk.


Carpathian goat


Carpathian goat


Carpathian goat


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