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.