About Argentata dell'Etna Goats
Argentata dell'Etna, or "Silver Etna", Goats are from Etna and Peloritani (Sicily), Ital. They are also raised
in the provinces of Enna and Palermo. They are named for the volcano, Mt. Etna.
It’s unknown how they were developed; however, they have similarities to Garganica,
Ciociara Grigia, and Cilentana Grigia Sheep.
Their coat is grey shading
from light to dark with silver glints. They have rough, average long-haired and
grey skin. Argentata dell’Etna females have upright horns and the males’ horns are very large and
They are suitable for both
milk and meat (kids around 12-14 kg alive). Milk is used for typical local
At the end of 2013 the total population is not more than
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