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Breeds of Livestock - Valais Blackneck Goats

Breeds of Livestock - Valais Blackneck Goats

Valais Blackneck

valais-blackneck-goat-1.jpg Also Known by: Valaisan a col noir, Walliser Schwarzhals, Schwarzweisse Walliser Sattelziege, Vallesana del collo nero, Vallese, Chevre des Glaciers, Valais Blackthroat, Viege

A meat and dairy breed found in southwestern Switzerland, the Valais Blackneck has black forequarters and white hindquarters and long hair.

There is also an Italian strain, called "Vallesana", with the line of separation between black and white parts situated more cranially than the Swiss strain, that is just behind the olecranus. The Italian strain is actually very reduced in number.


Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.

Dr Alberto Zorloni, Ethiopia

Michael von Luttwitz, Max-Friesenegger-Str. 22, D-86899 Landsberg, Germany


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