Origin and diffusion
The origin of this Italian breed is unknown. It is bred in the internal areas of the province of Salerno (in particular in Cilento - Campania), in particular in the most fertile areas of the low hill. The farms are small and wild or semi-wild even if they are sedentary, with extensive use of grazing. The breed registry was activated in 2002. It is bred mainly for the production of milk for processing into cacioricotta, both fresh and seasoned. There is also a good attitude towards the production of light kids.
Morphological and productive characteristics
Cut it: average.
Head: small; horns present in half of the subjects (alpine or Gargano type); beard in all males and most females.
Trunk: neck shorter and more robust in males. Strong shoulders, with deep chest and wide back. Firm and predominantly bifid breast. Strong limbs with wide and hard nails, dark gray or black.
Pile: gray with darker shoulders, neck and back, generally with only long hair especially in males. Elastic and gray skin more or less dark.
Height average at the withers:
-Male a. cm. 77
- Females a. cm. 70
Seasonal polyestral sexual cycle and high prolificity.
Provincial Breeders Association
Via R. Wagner 1 / k - 84100 Salerno
Tel. 089 331743 - Fax 089 331753
Black, Gray and Fulva Cilentana Goat (photo Pasquale DAncicco)
Gray Cilentana goat (photo www.consdabi.org)