KARYSTOS

Karystos

 

History

The Karystos goat is bred in the Karystos province in the southern part of Evia Island. In recent years pure herds have retreated to the north and east of Karystos, in the remote region of Cavodoro, which is now the breed’s stronghold

 

Morphological traits

It is a relatively small-sized goat displaying great homogeneity in its colour pattern and phenotypic characteristics.

Productivity traits

Population*

The breed is classified as ‘Not at Risk’ (2019).

 

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NATIVE GREEK GOAT

Native Greek Goat

History

Goats of the Native Greek goat breed constitute a high proportion of the goats kept under extensive systems of management in the Greek mainland and the islands. The Native Greek goat is viewed as a descendant of the primeval types Capra prisca and Capra aegagrus.

Morphological Traits

The Native Greek goat is of small to medium size, and medium height

Productivity traits

Population*

The breed enjoys a ‘Not at Risk’ status (2019).

 

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SKOPELOS GOAT

Skopelos

 

History

The Skopelos breed originates in the eponymous Skopelos island and the nearby islands of the northern Sporades Group. It was created in the early 1980s through selective breeding, focused on improving the local goat population. The project was realized with the cooperation of Skopelos breeders, the “Magnesia Directorate for Agricultural Development”, the “Skopelos Bureau for Agricultural Development” the “Karditsa Center for Genetic Animal Improvement” and the “Animal Breeding and Husbandry Laboratory” of Athens Agricultural University.

Morphological traits

Skopelos goats are medium to large-sized.

Productivity traits

Population*

The breed enjoys a ‘Not at Risk’ status (2019).

 

 

(To learn more about this breed, see our book here->) 

See the population classification chart here->