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Breeds of Livestock - Charnequeira Goats

Breeds of Livestock - Charnequeira Goats


Found in Portugal, the Charnequeira is raised for both meat and milk production. The breed is usually red but pied individuals are also found. Some animals are polled, the horned individuals have wide twisted lyre horns. They are the origin of the Algarvia breed.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
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