Danish Landrace goat
Goats have been in Denmark since 3400 BC. The formal Danish Landrace goat breed was developed from the ancient landrace of goats native to Denmark, with a more recent addition of bloodlines from the Harz region of Germany and the Saanen goat. It is used primarily for the production of milk, but is also raised for meat and as a pet.
The breed's studbook, Foreningen for Danske Landracegeder, was opened in 1982. Danish Landrace goats are mid to large-sized goats, with males weighing around 80 kg and females 58 kg. Common colors include brown and black coats like wild goats, as well as white, blue-grey, and other hues.
The Danish Landrace goat has a reliable population, although only 29 breeding males in 34 herds of around 400 animals in total were registered as of 2005 (latest data).
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