BREED OF THE MONTH

Golden Guernsey

Country Living (UK) - - Rural Romance -

As the name suggests, the coat on th­ese goats ranges from pale blonde to a deep bronze. Golden Guernseys are gen­er­ally smaller than most milk­ing breeds, but they pro­duce milk with a high but­ter­fat con­tent, which makes great cheese. Their an­ces­tors came from wild herds on the Chan­nel Is­lands and the breed was re­vived by Miss Miriam Mil­bourne, who started keeping and breed­ing the goats in the 1930s. She even hid a group of them dur­ing the Ger­man oc­cu­pa­tion of Guernsey dur­ing World War II.

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