Orobica, or Valgerola, Goats
are a medium-sized goat from the Val Gerola in the province of Sondrio, in the
Bergamo Alps of northern Italy.
The origins of Orobica Goats is
unknown; they were first documented at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The Orobica is one of the eight autochthonous Italian goat breeds for which a
genealogical herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia,
the Italian national association of sheep-breeders.
At the end of 2013 the
registered population was only 274.