Origin and diffusion
Goat breed from the Channel Island of the same name. In 1965 it was introduced to Great Britain where it gave rise to the English Guernsey sub-breed. The origin of this breed is very ancient and seems to date back to the second millennium BC.
Morphological and productive characteristics
As the name implies, the coat is golden, with shades ranging from pale blond to marked bronze. Males may have horns, but most people lack them.
The size is reduced. Milk production (about 3 liters per day) is lower than that of Swiss breeds, but the fat and protein content is very good.
It is mainly used for milk production.
Golden Guernsey goats (photo Davide Ferro)
Golden Guernsey (photo www.goatgenetics.com)