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Golden Guernsey's in the United Kingdom have been developed from goats imported from the Channel Islands - with them being crossed with Anglo-Nubians and Swiss breeds.
The Golden Guernsey is a rare breed.
Although not producing the quantity of milk given by some other breeds (3.6 kg per day) their milk has high levels of butter fat (4%) and protein (3%), making it perfect for making cheese.
The striking colour is the hallmark of the Golden Guernsey, with their hair varying from a straw-coloured cream to a rich,
They are a gentle breed.
They are smaller and more fine-boned than other British dairy goats:
Doe’s, being around 66 cm and 55 kg
Bucks: averaging 71 cm and 68 kg.
The Golden Guernsey goats have very docile and
very friendly personalities.
The bucks have been said to be unusually smelly.
The Green Barn - Isle of Wight Dairy Goats
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