This goat breed has pure white coat with hair
at mid length. It has a well-built body with powerful and well
positioned legs. It is hornless and has
height that ranges from 70 to 80 cm and its weight from 45 kg to 65 kg.
Appenzell Goat milk
production is comparable to other breeds of goats. During lactation between 700
and 800 kg, fat 2.9%, protein 2,7%, lactation duration 270 days. The number of
registered animals is around 800; the stock is slowly increasing again. This
breed was very heavily affected by the CAE-Virus, so that extensive restoration
had to be done. Today the breed is essentially CAE-free.