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Goat breeds: Mottled

Goat breeds: Mottled

Origin and diffusion

Campana breed of uncertain origin, perhaps related to 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). www.consdabi.org

Morphological and productive characteristics

Cut it: average
Medium weight:

-Maschi
to. Kg. 60-65
- Females to. Kg. 50-55

The coat is generally black or gray with large flecks on the sides. A white face mask may be present.
Head: relatively small with ram profile, more rarely rectilinear, provided with not very large sickle or garganic horns, much more rarely. The ears are long and hanging with apex sometimes 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.

Beak of Mottled Breed (photo from the CONSDABI archive)

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