About Garganica Goats
Goats are from the Gargano promontory in
southern Italy. From there they have spread to other parts of Puglia and to neighboring
They were originally created by the cross-breeding of local goats
and goats imported from western Europe.
They are medium height and weight. Their heads are small and
adults have long, coarse black or dark chestnut hair. Thes kins of the kids are prized for their curly, raven-black hair. They are tough and is well-suited to being
raised in the wild or in very difficult habitats.
Garganica Goats are one of the eight goat breeds tracked by
the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia (the
Italian national association of sheep-breeders).
The number of Garganica
Goats has fallen sharply in recent years;
In 1870 there were 33,725 head; but by the end of 2013 there were
only 773 registered Garganica Goats left.