Origin and diffusion
The Palmera breed originates from the pre-Hispanic goat population of the island of La Palma (Canary Islands). Since this island is a place of passage on shipping routes to America, the Palmera race was heavily influenced by the passage of ships from the southwest of the Iberian peninsula. The Palmera goats are concentrated on the islands of La Palma and Tenerife.
Morphological and productive characteristics
Cut it: average.
The color of the coat is red and can have different shades, becoming more intense in the area of the ends.
The horns are spiral very spectacular in males and more discreet in females.
The presence of fur on legs and goatee is frequent in both males and females.
Average height: 66 cm.
They are animals that adapt very well to harsh environments.
Palmera goat (photo https://www.mapa.gob.es)
Palmera goat (photo http://cabrapalmera.webgescan.com/)