The Majorero goat,
It takes its name from the island of Fuerteventura (known as Maxorata in pre-Hispanic times) in the Canary Islands, where it originated and home to the largest concentration of the breed.
This is a native breed, and the presence of goats in pre-Hispanic times was described that were a means of sustenance for the local population (15th century). The conquerors brought goats that, over time and due to the natural isolation of the Islands, bred with those that already existed to give the Native Canary Island Breeds, the Majorero being the most plentiful.
The Majorero goat is native to the island of Fuerteventura. It is widespread throughout the archipelago, with the highest concentrations being found in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria.
It is primarily bred to produce milk, which is basic in the making of Majorero cheese. Within the breeds indicated by the Canary Goat Farmers Association, is provides the highest milk production.