Finnish Landrace goat

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A Finnish landrace goat in winter

The Finnish Landrace, also called the Finngoat (Finnish: Suomenvuohi),[1] is a landrace breed of goat originating in western Finland. The breed can come in a variety of colors but is usually grey, pied, or white, and both horned and polled individuals occur.[2] Finnish Landrace goats are typically used for milking,[3] as there is not a strong tradition of goat meat in Finnish cuisine, unlike in southern Europe.[4] Finngoats are the only breed of goat native to Finland, and originate from native goats crossed with other European imports, especially from Switzerland.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Suomenvuohi/Finland", DAD-IS, retrieved 28 July 2013 
  2. ^ "Finnish Landrace", Breeds of Livestock, Oklahoma State University Dept. of Animal Science, retrieved July 27, 2013 
  3. ^ Graham R. Duncanson (1 January 2012), Veterinary Treatment of Sheep and Goats, CABI, p. 46, ISBN 978-1-78064-005-1 
  4. ^ Riitta Sormunen-Cristian, Tapani Kangasmäki (1 October 2000), "Performance of Finnish Landrace goat kids and lambs raised under stall-feeding conditions in Finland", Small Ruminant Research, Elsevier, 38 (2): 109–114, doi:10.1016/s0921-4488(00)00149-8