Golden Guernsey Goats

About Golden Guernsey GoatsAbout Golden Guernsey Goats

The Golden Guernsey is a rare breed of goat from the Bailiwick of Guernsey on the Channel Islands. In 1965 the Golden Guernsey was exported to Great Britain and the English Golden Guernsey Club, later to become the Golden Guernsey Goat Society, was formed.

Golden Guernsey goats are gold colored, of course, ranging from pale blond to deep bronze. They are smaller and more fine-boned than other British milking goats, and they vary greatly in coat length. The males are sometimes horned but the vast majority are not. They are generally very docile and friendly. The males have been said to be unusually smelly.

The goat is efficient milking livestock for its relatively small size, producing an average yield of 3.16 kilograms of milk per day; this is less than most Swiss goats, but the milk's high butterfat and protein content (3.72% and 2.81%, respectively) makes up for the small yield.