Valais Blackneck goat: half black, half white hybrid, Loetschental, Switzerland, the Alps, Europe.
A half black half white goat hybrid is raised on a ranch in Lötschental (Loetschental) valley in the Valais canton of Switzerland, the Alps, Europe. The Valais Blackneck goat breed from southern Switzerland is valued for both meat and milk (dairy). The long black hair on its forequarters contrasts sharply with white hindquarters. The Valais Blackneck goat is also known as Valaisan a col noir, Walliser Schwarzhals, Schwarzweisse Walliser Sattelziege, Vallesana del collo nero, Vallese, Chevre des Glaciers, Valais Blackthroat, or Viege. Domesticated goats have the scientific name Capra aegagrus hircus and were bred from wild goats of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. As members of the Bovidae family, goats are closely related to sheep, which are also in the goat-antelope subfamily, Caprinae.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download