Origin and diffusion
The origin of this goat is uncertain; perhaps it derives from the Neapolitan goat. Some morphological characters put it in direct relation with African goats that arrived in the Campania region in historical times. It is widespread in a point-like manner in a vast area comprising many provinces of Campania. Some garments are kept at Consdabi (Consortium for Experimentation, Dissemination and Application of Innovative Biotechnics).
Morphological and productive characteristics
- Males to. Kg. 60-65
- Females to. Kg. 50-55
Generally black coat with large rounded areas of brown or white color.
Head: relatively small, with ram profile, with not very large sickle horns. The ears are long and hanging with apex at the times facing outwards.
Neck: long and thin, generally equipped with tettole.
Trunk: well developed chest and abdomen. The breast is generally of the bifid or semi-bifid type, suitable for manual milking.
Limbs: long, solid and with perfect haunches. The nails are usually dark.
Aptitude: milk type.
It is a very rustic population; on average, the farms are composed of a few dozen subjects who graze on limited expanses of land where wooded areas or more simply bushy pastures prevail.
Pomellata (photo Riccardo Fortina www.associazionerare.it)
|Atlas of native breeds|
Cattle, horses, sheep and goats, pigs reared in Italy
Daniele Bigi, Alessio Zanon - Edagricole - November 2008
This book aims to contribute to spreading and increasing awareness of the irreplaceable role played by the breeding of indigenous breeds in Italy in maintaining agricultural biodiversity, ecological balance, traditions, and niche economies based on typical products derived from them.