alpine goat | ibex goat - #alpinegoat
Originally from Switzerland, it has spread to many European countries (especially France and Germany) and non-European countries. In Italy it is bred in the regions of the Alps, especially in Piedmont and Trentino-Alto Adige. The Herd Book was activated in Italy in 1973. It is so named for the similarity of its coat to that of the chamois.
It is one of the seven officially recognized goat breeds in Switzerland (Appenzel, Camosciata delle Alpi, Saanen, Grisonese crawled, Toggenburg, Vallesana, Verzaschese). Frugal in feeding, robust and strong, it adapts to the most diverse situations. Docile and affectionate nature. Excellent milk producer.
Head: relatively small, light and fine, beard in males. Ears: long, oblique forward, never hanging.
Trunk: broad chest and abdomen, pyriform breasts and well developed nipples.
Fleece: fawn with various shades, short hair, with mulina stripe. Extremities of the limbs and black claws, characteristic face mask.
Skin: thin, black pigmented; tongue, palate and natural dark openings.
Height at the withers: Males a. cm. 86 - Females a. cm. 74
Average Weight: Males a. Kg. 100 - Females a. Kg. 70
Average milk production: primipare lt. 324 - pluripare lt. 507
Average weight of kids at birth 3.5 kg, at 60 days 12.5 kg.