Girgentana Goat Capra aegagrus hircus

Girgentana Goat
Girgentana Goat
Girgentana Goat
The Girgentana Goat is a domestic goat from Agrigento province in Sicily. Both male and female have fancy, spiral horns.
Girgentana Goat
Girgentana Goat
Girgentana Goat
It is said to be descended partly from the Markhor (Capra falconeri), a Central Asian wild mountain goat, giving it the corkscrew horns and long coat, possibly crossed with domestic goat. (The Markhor horns spiral backwards, not forwards.)
Girgentana Goat
Girgentana Goat
Girgentana Goat
The breed nearly died out in the 1980s. Its population has fallen to just a few hundred and it remains an endangered domestic breed.