Sarda Goats

About Sarda GoatsAbout Sarda Goats

Sarda Goats are from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, off the west coast of central Italy. They are raised throughout the island, particularly in the provinces of Cagliari and Nuoro. They are an ancient breed that has been influenced by the Maltese goat.

Sarda Goats are of medium build, long-necked, and deep-chested. The does have well-developed udders. The breed is particularly hardy and well-suited to being raised in a wild or semi-wild state in tough conditions.

Sarda Goats are 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- and goat-breeders. The herdbook was established in 1981.In 1998 the total population of sarda Goats was 260,000, of which 6577 were registered in the herdbook; at the end of 2013 the registered population was increased to 11,121.