The Bionda dell’Adamello goat is a breed of domestic goat raised primarily for milk production. The breed is also known as Adany, Bionda or Mustàscia.
It is an indigenous breed from the Val Camonica in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy in northern Italy. Bionda dell’Adamello goat takes it’s name from the massif of the Adamello, part of the Adamello-Presanella subsection of the Rhaetian Alps, and from the color of it’s hair – Boinda in Italian which means Fair.
But the breed is kept mainly in the Val Camonica, the Val Saviore and the mountains of Brescia. And some goats are found in the neighboring areas of the provinces of Bergamo to the west and Trento to the east.
Bionda dell’Adamello goat breed appears to be of ancient origin. It shares some characteristics with the Swiss Toggenburg goat (notably the Swiss markings with white facial stripes, white lower limbs and peri-anal area). The breed was available and established well before the importation of Toggenburg bucks to the area.
The Bionda dell’Adamello goat is one of the 43 autochthonous Italian goat breeds of limited distribution for which a herdbook is kept. The herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian national association of sheep- and goat-breeders, and was activated in 1997.
Registered population of the Bionda dell’Adamello goat was variously reported as 3148 and as 2772 at the end of 2013. Today the breed is mainly used for milk production. Read more information about this Italian goat breed below.
Bionda dell’Adamello Goat Characteristics
Bionda dell’Adamello goat is a beautiful medium to large sized breed of goat. It has a coat color with shades ranging from light brown to blonde. Their underbelly is white, extending from the chest to the tail and includes the inner thighs.
There are two white streaks on the head extended from ear to snout attack. Their hair is usually long. Both bucks and does are usually bearded and have horns. Average body weight of the bucks is about 70-75 kg, and average body weight of the does is about 55-60 kg. Info and photo from Wikipedia.
It is a dairy goat breed. It is mainly kept for milk production. But the breed is also suitable for wool and meat production.
The Bionda dell’Adamello goats are beautiful animal, typically with good behavior. The does are good milk producers. Average milk production of the does is 303 ± 108 liters for secondiparous, and 361 ± 122 liters for pluriparous, nannies.
Milk of these goats is of good qualities. Their milk on average contain about 3.16 percent fat and about 2.97 percent protein. Review full breed profile of this breed in the following chart.
|Breed Name||Bionda dell’Adamello|
|Other Name||Adany, Bionda or Mustàscia|
|Breed Size||Medium to Large|
|Buck||About 70-75 kg|
|Doe||About 55-60 kg|
|Climate Tolerance||All Climates|
|Coat Color||Ranging from light brown to blonde|
|Good for Stall Fed||Not Sure|
|Country/Place of Origin||Italy|