The Balearean Goat, Capra aegagrus Erxleben, is indigenous to the Balearean Island of Mallorca. This animal can be haunted all through the year, without season restrictions.
These animals are completely wild, the biggest threat to their existence being the cross-breeding with domestic livestock. Shoulder height of males is about 28 inches (71 cm), average weight is 100-110 pounds (45-50 kg). Females are smaller. The Balearean Goat browses on leaves, twigs and weeds and are therefore highly destructive feeders. Able to climb trees and feed in the branches. They are diurnal and all senses are good.
Included in the Capra Slam, the species is relatively new for the SCI-context. It was brought to Mallorca around 2000 b.c. by the Phoenicians, primarily as a source of food. Nowadays the species is carefully managed seeking a high level purity of the Balearean Goat, also known by its local name Boc Balear.
Distribution: Island of Mallorca, one of the Balearean Islands in the Mediterranean Sea
Gold: 60 3/8″ SCI points
Silver: 55 4/8″ SCI points
Bronze: 0″ SCI points