Guernsey Goat

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Other common names: American Guernsey Goat

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The Golden Guernsey goat is a rare breed which originated on the island of Guernsey on the Channel Islands. They were first brought to mainland Great Britain in 1965 and a sub-breed known as the British Guernsey has also been developed.

The Guernsey Goat, or American Guernsey Goat, is a golden colored goat created by crossing US dairy goats with Golden Guernsey (GG) semen. According to the Guernsey Goat Breeders of America, "To try to establish a GG-type breed in the USA, Guernsey enthusiasts are grading up to BG status, using USA female dairy goats of appropriate size and type with GG semen imported from the UK, to establish a GG-type US herd. There is also a very small number of pure-bred GGs in the USA (from embryos imported in an exercise several years ago)."

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