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A breed of small goat, emanating (as the name implies) from Guernsey. The breed is fine-boned, with large ears that are pointed forwards, and a coat that can be long or short and is found in all shades of gold with or without white markings.
The breed never recovered from being used as necessary food, during the Second World War, and there are estimated to be only 400 breeding females surviving. The breed only has a moderate milk yield, but also has a low food intake. It's adaptable to free range or stall feeding and has an affectionate and docile nature, making it an ideal household goat. For more information contact : The Golden Guernsey Goat Society, Brambles, Green Lane, Pamber Green, Nr. Basingstoke, Hants, RG26 6AD. See 'Rare Breeds Survival Trust'