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The goat is one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals. It represents introversion, creativity, shyness and being a perfectionist. Goats were one of the first animals to be domesticated and have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins all over the world. There are over 100 distinct breeds of goat and there are more than 924 million live goats in the world.


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About Alpine  GoatsAlpine


Alpine goats, sometimes referred to as the Alpine Dairy, are hardy medium-sized milking goats. 

Alpine goats are originally from the French Alps. Alpine goats can range from white or gray to brown and black. They have no set markings and they have erect ears, horns, and have a dish-face. They have a straight face with a Roman nose. Mature female Alpine goats weigh around 125 lbs, and are about 30 inches tall at the shoulder.

Alpine Goats are hardy, adaptable milk goats that thrive in almost any climate while maintaining good health and excellent production.


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About Altai Mountain GoatsAltai Mountain


The Altai Mountain goats, or Gornoaltaiiskaya, are wool-producing goats from the Altai mountains in Gorno-Altai Autonomous Region of the former Soviet Union.

Their diet consists mainly of grasses and other plant life and they graze almost constantly during the day.

Unlike some other breeds of wool producing goats, the Altai mountain goats are very consistent on their wool production amounts from one goat to the next. There is usually only a ten percent difference in yield at a maximum. They are quite uniform in both color and size and mature slowly, not reaching full adult status for five years or more.

Wool of Altai Mountain goats has high technical qualities and is a valuable commodity for li ...

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About American Cashmere GoatsAmerican Cashmere


In the 1970s Wild goats from Australia were crossed with Spanish meat goats living in the American southwest and after years of selective breeding, American Cashmere Goats were developed.

American cashmere goats are still considered rare, but the North America herd is increasing in size.

American Cashmere goats start growing a new coat of cashmere fiber each summer. The cashmere fiber starts to loosen and shed in early spring. The natural color of cashmere fiber is usually light to chocolate brown, cream, white, or gray.

They are remarkably intelligent, friendly, and easy going. They get along well with other animals, children, and each other. They mix well with cattle and horses, which prefer different plant ...

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About Anatolian Black GoatsAnatolian Black


The Anatolian Black goat is raised in Turkey for its meat, milk, and fiber. They are usually black but sometimes they are brown, gray, or pied. Anatolian Black goats are a Syrian type goat with large, drooping ears, and coarse flat long hair.

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About Anglo-Nubian GoatsAnglo-Nubian


Anglo-Nubian goats were developed in England by crossing British goats with African and Indian bucks.

Anglo Nubians are all-purpose goats (meat, milk and hide production). They are not a heavy milk producer but they have a high average butter fat content (between four and five percent). The Anglo Nubian breeding season is much longer than that of the Swiss breeds so it is possible to produce milk year round.

They are best suited for milk production in hot conditions and are used in grading-up programs in many tropical countries to increase milk and meat production of local breeds.

Anglo-Nubian goats are a relatively large, proud, and graceful dairy goat. They are named for Nubia, in nort ...

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About Angora GoatsAngora


<a href = http://livestockofamerica.com/Ranches/Ranchhome.asp?CurrentPeopleID=2005 class = body>Photo supplied by ChuloWat Farms</a> The Angora goat is a breed of domestic goat named for Ankara,Turkey, historically known as Angora. Angora goats produce mohair fiber.

The Angora goat has been regarded by some as a direct descendant of the Central Asian Markhor goat. They were found in central Asia since around the Paleolithic era. In the 1550's the first Angora goats were brought to Europe by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor and they were first introduced in the United States in 1849 by Dr. James P. Davis. Seven adult goats were a gift from Sultan Abdulmecid in appreciation for his services and advice on the raising of cotton. More goats were imported over time, until the Civil War destroyed most of the large flocks in the south. Eventually, Angora goats be ...

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About Appenzell GoatsAppenzell


Appenzell goats have pure white coats with mid-length hair. They have a well-built body with powerful and well positioned legs. They are hornless and their height ranges from 70 to 80 cm and  weight from 45 kg to 65 kg.

Appenzell Goat milk production is comparable to other breeds of goats. During lactation between 700 and 800 kg, fat 2.9%, protein 2,7%, lactation duration 270 days. The number of registered animals is around 800; the stock is slowly increasing again. This breed was very heavily affected by the CAE-Virus, so that extensive restoration had to be done. Today the breed is essentially CAE-free.

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About Arapawa GoatsArapawa


The Arapawa Goat is one of the rarest goat breeds in the world and is critically close to extinction.

The Arapawa Goat is a breed of feral goat descended from Old English milch goats released on Arapawa Island off the coast of New Zealand. It is directly descended from a breed of English landrace goat which no longer exists in its native England. Extremely rare today, a few have been exported to North America and other regions. These goats were originally put on Arapawa by the inhabitants of the bay named Te AwaIti Whaling Station in the early 1800s.

In the 1970s the New Zealand Government’s Forest Service’s priority on Arapawa Island became the protection of the native fauna and flora on Arapawa Island’s reserve, a ...

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About Australian Cashmere GoatsAustralian Cashmere


Long before the British settled Australia goats were released on the islands off the coast of Australia by Dutch and Portuguese navigators. These goats come from a great variety of backgrounds and they acclimatized readily to the Australian environment. 

In 1832 William Riley, imported goats animals to his property at Raby, New South Wales. Also he delivered a paper to the Agricultural and Horticultural Society of New South Wales in an effort to encourage the development of a cashmere/angora fleece industry in Australia. In addition more goat where imported from India.

Unfortunately a gold rush brought the demise of the infant goat industry. Prior to the gold rush, flocks of grazing animals, goats, ...

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About Bagot GoatsBagot


For several hundred years bagot goats have lived semi-wild at Blithfield Hall in Staffordshire, England. Bagot goats were introduced to England at Blithfield Hall in the 1380s. They were probably brought back to England by returning Crusaders, and probably trace their ancestry to goats of the Rhone valley. The goats were said to have been given to John Bagot of Blithfield by King Richard II of England to commemorate the good hunting the King had enjoyed at Blithfield.

Bagot goats are small and have a black head and neck but a white body. 

The breed is nearly extinct: in 1998 there were approximately 200 Bagot pedigree nannies in Great Britain. According to legend when the Bagot goat breed dies out, the Bag ...

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About Barbari GoatsBarbari


Barbari goats are meat goats from Pakastan. They are small goats and they are creamy to golden white - sometimes with spots. Their meat conformation is considered good and they are known for Triple kidding and early maturity.

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About Beetal GoatsBeetal


Beetal goats are both meat and milk goats. They also known as Amritsari goats and are from Pakistan and India. 

They usually red, black or pied with pendulous ears. The males have long twisting horns. They have a large body and usually they give birth to two or three kids at a time. 

Beetal goat skin is considered to be of high quality because they are large and yield fine leather such as velour, suede, and chamois for manufacturing clothes, shoes and gloves. Beetal goats have been widely used for improvement of local goats throughout the subcontinent.


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About Belgian Fawn GoatsBelgian Fawn


Belgian Fawn goats are from Belgium and are descended from Chamois Colored goats of Switzerland. As such, they are related to and similar to Oberhasli goats.

They are horned, are black or brown, and have black skin. Adult males weigh on average 65 kg and females 60 kg with an average wither height of 81 cm and 71 cm respectively.


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About Benadir GoatsBenadir


Benadir goats are found in the Webi Shibeli region of southern Somalia. They ae used for both meat and milk production. They are often red or black spotted and have lop ears.

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About Bhuj GoatsBhuj


Bhuj goats are from northeastern Brazil and are used for both milk and meat production. They  are usually black with white or spotted lop ears and a Roman nose. They originated from the Kutchi goats of India.

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About Bilberry GoatsBilberry


Bilberry goats are a unique breed of feral goatsthat are believed to have lived in one herd on Bilberry Rock inWaterford City in the south of Ireland for hundreds of years. They are large, with shaggy coats and very large horns. 

Bilberry goats are not like any other breed of goat found in Ireland or Great Britain, the Bilberry herd is thought to be related to Pashmina, Maltese or Cashmere goats. Locals believe they came over with the Huguenots from France over 300 years ago and have lived on Bilberry Rock ever since.

Unfortunately they are close to extinction: there were only 21 in 2005. Luckily a local charitable society of volunteers, The Bilberry Goat Heritage Trust was set up in 2000 to care ...

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About Bionda dell'Adamello GoatsBionda dell'Adamello


Bionda dell'Adamello goats are from the northern Italian Region of Lombardia. They got their name from the color of their hair - Bionda in Italian means Fair - and from the mountain "Adamello" which is part of the Italian Alps. 

Bionda dell'Adamello goats appear to be of ancient origin. A painting from about 1760 by the Milanese painter Francesco Londonio shows a Bionda dell'Adamello goat.

Bionda dell'Adamello goats are used for milking, for cheese production; usually Fatuli and the Mascarpi cheese. They are noted for producing around 350 kilos of milk with 3.2% of fats and 2.96% of proteins. In some management, milk production can reach 500 kilos.

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About Black Bengal GoatsBlack Bengal


Black Bengal goats come from northeastern India and throughout Bangladesh. They are a small meat and dairy goats. The Black Bengal is a prolific breed and while usually black it is also found in brown, white, or gray. They have a short coat and ears and are bearded. They have small horns and short legs. An adult male goat weights about 25 to 30 kg and female 20 to 25 kg. 

They are poor at milk production, but they produce high-quality meat and skin.

They are very popular in Bangladesh because of they don’t need much food and they have a very high baby production rate: females become pregnant twice a year and give birth to 2–3 baby goats every time. They also can adapt to most environments e ...

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About Boer GoatsBoer


<a href = http://livestockofamerica.com/Ranches/Ranchhome.asp?CurrentPeopleID=2005 class = body>Photo supplied by ChuloWat Farms</a> Boer Goat were developed in South Africa as a meat goat. Their name is derived from the Afrikaansword "boer", meaning farmer.

They were probably bred from the indigenous goats of the Namaqua Bushmen and the Fooku tribes, and perhaps some Indian and European bloodlines. They were selected for meat production; due to selective breeding, the Boer goat evolved into has a fast-growing goat with excellent carcass qualities, making it one of the most popular breeds of meat goat in the world.

Boer goats have a high resistance to disease and adapt well to hot, dry semi deserts. In the United States they are mainly found in west-central Texas. The original US breeding stock came from herds located in New Zealand ...

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About Booted GoatsBooted


Booted Goats are Swiss goat variety of Mountain Goat. Booted Goats are a robust, vivacious, horned goat. They are bright gray-brown to dark red-brown with black or brown markings (black or brown boots).

Until at least the 1920s it was purposefully bred, but in the 1980s it became nearly extinct. It was saved at by the foundation Pro Specie Rara. The current breeding region has its concentration in eastern Switzerland, with individual breeding groups in the central and western parts of the country


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About British Alpine GoatsBritish Alpine


British Alpine goats were developed in Great Britian in the early 1900s. The first British Alpines arrived in Australia in 1958 and have since been up graded using Saanen and Toggenburg does.

British Alpine goats are tall, rangy and graceful. British Alpines are black with white markings. Their coat is generally short, fine and glossy. However bucks often have longer hair. They are best suited to temperate climates and perform poorly in regions with high humidity.

The does are good milk producers, with an average fat yield of four percent. They also exhibit a tendency towards good winter milking and have an extended lactation period.


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About Brown Shorthair GoatsBrown Shorthair


Brown Shorthair Goats have been improved since the end of 19th century. They originated with a native breed of un-uniform color, mostly light-brown to white goats, improved by crossing with German brown (Erzgebirgziege) bucks.

They were recognized as an autonomous breed in 1954-55. They are found in the northern and western mountain regions of the Czech Republic.

They have glossy short hair, a cinnamon to ferruginous or dark brown coat and face. They have eelstripes that run from cantle to tailtip. Their belly, shank, and hooves are black. They have upright ears and they are mostly (75-80%) hornless.

Average females weight about 120-140 pounds, height in withers 70-75 cm, heart girth ...

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About Canary Island GoatsCanary Island


Canary Island Goats are found in Spain. They are kept primarily for milk production and are found in many colors. The horns are sabre or twisted.

They are usually free from modern diseases that inflict dairy goats. They are able to live well even in the mountains and island cliffs. They have tough legs with tiny udders. They will eat just about anything including bags or clothing.


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About Caninde GoatsCaninde


Canary Island Goats are found in Spain. They are kept primarily for milk production and are found in many colors. The horns are sabre or twisted.

They are usually free from modern diseases that inflict dairy goats. They are able to live well even in the mountains and island cliffs. They have tough legs with tiny udders. They will eat just about anything including bags or clothing.


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About Carpathian GoatsCarpathian


Carpathian goats are from southeastern Europe (including Romania and Poland) and are used for both meat and milk production. They typically have long hair and twisted horns. In Romania they are found in many colors, however the Carpathians found in Poland are usually white.

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About Cashmere GoatsCashmere


Acashmere goat is any breed of goat that produces cashmere wool. Cashmere wool is a goat's fine, soft, downy, winter undercoat used for commercial use.

The name "cashmere" comes from Kashmir, the wild and mountainous area of India and Pakistan; however, the fiber came from Tibet and was woven in Kashmir. In the 15th Century India, more than 50,000 people were employed in the processing of cashmere.

In the 19th Century, a Scottish manufacturer, Joseph Dawson, developed the first mechanical method of separating the fine down fibers in the goat's fleece from the coarser outer hairs. This breakthrough shifted the cashmere manufacturing to Scotland and the modern era of fine cashmere knitwear began ...

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About Chamba GoatsChamba


Chamba Goats are from the Himalayan region of India. They are sturdy and have soft white hair. They are used to transport products up and down the sides of the mountains in the region.

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About Chamois Colored GoatsChamois Colored


Chamois Colored Goats are dairy and meat goats from Switzerland. They are brown with black face-stripes, back stripe, belly, and legs. They are either horned or polled.

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About Changthangi GoatsChangthangi


Changthangi goats (also known as or Pashmina goats) are found around Ladakh in Kashmir, India. They are raised for meat and cashmere production and used as pack animals. They are usually white but sometimes that are black, gray, or brown. They have large twisting horns.

Noori, the world's first cloned Pashmina goat, was cloned at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandary of theSher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir (SKUAST) in Shuhama, on March 15, 2012.


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About Chappar GoatsChappar


Chappar Goats are small black meat goats from Pakistan. Their meat conformation is considered to be medium to good and they a fairly long hair coat.

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About Charnequeira GoatsCharnequeira


Charnequeira goats are found in Portugal and they are raised for both meat and milk production. They are usually red but sometimes they are pied. Some are polled and some have wide twisted lyre horns. 

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About Chengde Polled GoatsChengde Polled


Chengde Polled Goats are kept for meat and cashmere wool production, and are found in northern Hebei in China.

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About Chengdu Brown GoatsChengdu Brown


Chengdu Brown Goats are from the Sichuan Province of China. They are a prolific breed kept for meat and milk production. They are brown with a dark face and back stripes.

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About Chigu GoatsChigu


Chigu Goats are from India. They are bred for cashmere and meat. They are white with long twisted horns.

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About Corsica GoatsCorsica


Corsican Goats are from the Frenchisland of Corsica. They are a long haired goat and they are kept primarily for milk production. They come in all colors.

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About Daera Din Panah GoatsDaera Din Panah


Dera Din Panah goats are from the Multan and Muzaffargarhdistricts of the Punjab province of Pakistan. They have a well-developed body with long black hair, long hanging and twisted ears, and spiral horns. 

They are used primarily formilk production; their  Average daily milk production is 2.5 liters The registered population was reported in 2006 as 142,403.


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About Damani GoatsDamani


Damani Goats are milk goats found in the Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan districts in Pakistan.  They are medium sized with a mature weight of approximately 35 kg.  They typically have a long black hair coat with a tan head and legs. The daily average milk production from the does is 1.8 liters.

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About Damascus GoatsDamascus


Damascus Goats, also known as Aleppo, Halep, Baladi, Damascene, Shami, or Chami Goats are raised in Syria and Lebanon. It is generally used as milking goats.

They are of the Nubian type. They have long hair and are usually red or brown but they can also be pied or grey. They may be either horned or polled.

A Damascusgoat named Qahr won the first prize for the "Most Beautiful Goat" title at the Mazayen al-Maaz competition in Riyadh on June 13, 2008.


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About Danish Landrace GoatsDanish Landrace


The ancestors of today’s Danish Landrace Goats have been in Denmark since 3400 BC, however, this sturdy breed has seen a lot of cross breeding which has left the number of true Danish Landrace Goats rather limited. 

At the beginning of the 20th century, many were crossed with goats from the German Harz region and Saanen. After world war II many Danish Landrace Goats were used as recipients for embryo transfer of Angora or Boer goats or for crossbreeding with Boer goats for meat production.

Today most Danish breeders keep small non-commercial herds for home consumption of milk, cheese and meat or for hobby purpose, with the exception of a few commercial milk producers.
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About Don GoatsDon


Dons are a medium-sized goat from theDon river of theLower Volga territory in Russia. They are used for the production ofwool,goatskin, and milk. 

They were discovered in 1933-34 by an expedition of the All-Union Institute of Sheep and Goat Husbandry that were studying goats in the former Lower Volga territory. 

They have strong constitution, good conformation and adequate undercoat wool on the body, neck and belly. Their horns are large and variable in shape.

Don goats are predominantly black, but they are sometimes white. Don goats have the highest wool production among all goat breeds. The average wool yield from females is 500 g from bucks it is 1015g. As is known, in all other cash ...

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About Duan GoatsDuan


Duan Goats are from the Guangxi Province in used for meat production. They are black, white, or pied.

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About Dutch Landrace GoatsDutch Landrace


Dutch Landrace Goats are one of the original breeds found in the Netherlands, and they are related to other northwest European "Landrace" goat breeds. They are a medium sized, horned breed preferably with long hair. All colors are allowed except for the typical Toggenburg coloration.

In 1958 there were only two left. Those two were bred with very similar goats found in the area. Today the population has increased and there are over a thousand Dutch Landrace Goats kept by members of the L.F.N.L., the Dutch Breeders Association of the Dutch Landrace. 


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About Dutch Toggenburg GoatsDutch Toggenburg


Dutch Toggenburg Goats are milking goats that were developed in theNetherlands by crossing the native Dutch goats and Toggenburg goat.

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About Erzgebirg GoatsErzgebirg


Erzgebirge, or Erzgebirgsziege, Goats are native to the Saxony Germany. Erzgebirge goats are polled and have a reddish brown coat with black stripes on the face, back, and legs. Primarily used for milking, the breed is critically endangered.

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About Finnish Landrace GoatsFinnish Landrace


Finnish Landrace goats are found primarily in western Finland are bred primarily for milk production. They are available both polled and horned. They are usually white but they are sometimes gray or pied.

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About Garganica GoatsGarganica


Garganica Goats are from the Gargano promontory in thePugliaregion of southern Italy. From there they have spread to other parts of Puglia and to neighboring regions.

They were originally created by the cross-breeding of local goats and goats imported from western Europe. 

They are medium height and weight. Their heads are small and adults have long, coarse black or dark chestnut hair. Thes kins of the kids are prized for their curly, raven-black hair.  They are tough and is well-suited to being raised in the wild or in very difficult habitats.

Garganica Goats are one of the eight goat breeds trac ...

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About Girgentana GoatsGirgentana


Girgentana Goats are from Agrigento (also known as Girgenti), Sicily. At one point there were more than 30,000 Girgentana Goats in the hills and coastal zone of the province. However, today the registered population is under 500 goats.

Girgentana Goats have unique horns that twist into a spiral. They have a long beard and a primarily white coat with grey-brown hair around the head and throat. They produce high-quality milk.



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About Goingeget GoatsGoingeget


Goinget, or Goinge, goats originally from Sweden, are not bred for how much milk or meat they produce. Their breeding selection is quite random except for the efforts to not breed animals that are too closely related. This however is not an easy task since all Goinge goats come from the same two pregnant goats found in the area around Tyringe, south of Sweden. "The Society of the Peasantry Goat" or in Swedish: "Foreningen Allmogegeten" has created a gene bank so they can control the breeding of the Goinge Goat. 

They originated from a type of goat that was common all over the south of Sweden in the 19th century. This goat is usually horned and is typically gray, brown, white, or pied (multi-colored). The ha ...

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About  Golden Guernsey Goats Golden Guernsey


The Golden Guernsey is a rare breed of goat from the Bailiwick of Guernsey on the Channel Islands. In 1965 the Golden Guernsey was exported to Great Britain and the English Golden Guernsey Club, later to become the Golden Guernsey Goat Society, was formed.


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About  Grisons Striped Goats Grisons Striped


The Grisons Striped is a tough goat breed from Switzerland and they feel right at home in the mountains. It likes grazing in landscapes that are stony.

The Grisons Striped goat milk production is not equal to that of other breeds, which lead to ranchers not breeding them. In 1992 only twelve registered bucks remained! Luckily a group of concerned goat breeders have joined together and have taken the promotion of the breed by the hand. Above all else, they have devoted attention to milk production and the avoidance of inbreeding. In 1994 four bucks and two nannies were imported from Great Britain which have the same color characteristics as the Grisons Striped Goat, but significantly better milk production. Since then ...

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About Hailun GoatsHailun


Hailun Goats are a dairy goat breed found in the Heilongjiang region of China. They are black, pied, grey brown, or yellow. They originated from Saanenand Toggenburggoats crossed with local goats.

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About Haimen GoatsHaimen


Haimen Goats are from Zhejiang, China. They are white meat goats known for their prolific reproduction.

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About Hasi GoatsHasi


Hasi Goats are the larger mountain version of the Albanian Goats. They are from northeastern Albanian and they are bred for both milk and meat production. They are red and have lop ears.

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About Hejazi  GoatsHejazi


Hejazi Goats are meat goats from Arabia. They are usually black and long haired and used primarily for meat production.

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About  Hexi Cashmere Goats Hexi Cashmere


The Hexi Cashmere is used primarily in the production of cashmere fiber. Found mainly in China, the largest producer of cashmere down. Hexi Cashmere goats are usually white but sometimes they are black, brown, or pied.

The name "cashmere" comes from Kashmir, the wild and mountainous area of India and Pakistan; however, the fiber came from Tibet and was woven in Kashmir. We know that in 15th Century India, more than 50,000 people were employed in the processing of cashmere.

In the 19th Century, a Scottish manufacturer, Joseph Dawson, developed the first mechanical method of separating the fine down fibers in the goat's fleece from the coarser outer hairs. This breakthrough shifted the cashmere manufacturin ...

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About Hongtong GoatsHongtong


Hongtong Goats white milk goats that originated from Saanen goats crossed with local goats.

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About  Huaipi Goats Huaipi


Huai Goats are from Henan region China. They are usually white meat goats and they are found both horned and polled.

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About Huaitoutala GoatsHuaitoutala


The Huaitoutala Goat is a cashmere goat from Qinghai, China.



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About  Hungarian Improved Goats Hungarian Improved


Hungarian Improved Goats are milk goats. They are descended from selective breeding of local goats crossed with Swiss dairy breeds, especially Saanen goats. They are black, white, red, or cream.

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About Icelandic GoatsIcelandic


Icelandic Goats, also known as Settlement goats, are an ancient domestic goat breed believed to be of Norwegian origin and dating back to the settlement of Iceland over 1100 years ago.

Iceland Goats have been isolated for several centuries, which mean that they are highly inbred. Under their coarse, long guard hair they have a coat of high quality cashmere fiber. Icelandic goats are kept mainly as pets and currently have no economic value.

They were on the verge of extinction during the late 19th century, but they recovered prior to World War II, but unfortunately it was short lived and the numbers quickly declined again. Today they a ...


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About Irish GoatsIrish


Irish Goats are long-haired goats from Ireland used for milk, meat, and skins. Although not native to Ireland, domesticated goats have long been raised in Ireland. In many areas feral populations have become established as a result of escapes or deliberate releases from captivity. Iris Goat populations have persisted in remote and rugged areas which they are ideally adapted - Irish Goats are nimble-footed on crags and precipitous cliffs. They range widely in colors; however, they are usually a mixture of grey, black, and brown. Both genders have horns, but the males have larger horns.

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About Jamnapari GoatsJamnapari


Jamnapari (or Jamunapari) goats, ancestors of the American Nubian, originated in Indian and are bred for both milk and meat. Since 1953 they have been imported to Indonesia (popular as Etawa goat, and its mixture with a local goat called "PE", Peranakan Etawa or Etawa mix) where they have been a great success. The name is derived from the rivers Yamuna, Jamuna (West Bengal) and Jamuna (Bangladesh) of India and Bangladesh. In India there were an estimated 580,000 of the breed in the 1972, although less than 5000 were thought to be purebred.

Jamnapari Goats vary in color but they typically are white with patches of tan on their neck and head. Their heads tend to have a highly convex nose, which gives them a parrot-li ...


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About Jining Grey GoatsJining Grey


Jining Grey Goats are from the Shandong Province of China, where they are used for kid pelt and cashmere fiber production. They are known for the attractive wavy patterns of its kid-pelt.


Well-raised Does raised reached maturity at 3-4 months of age, and may give two kiddings a year, or three kiddings in two years. They are very prolific, with an average kidding rate of 294 percent.
Both genders have horns and carry a forelock. Their color patterns vary between black, white or black and white. They are a small bodied goat with the males weighing approximately 33.2 kg (~75 lbs) and the females 25.4 kg (~56 lbs).


Jining Grey Goats also are used for cashmere. The production from the males wil ...


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About Jonica GoatsJonica


Jonica Goats are a domestic goat from the province of Taranto, in southern Italy. It is thought that Jonica Goats originated from the crossing of local varieties with Maltese goats. Jonica Goats are one of the eight autochthonous Italian goat breeds for which a genealogical herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian national association of sheep-breeders. In 2013 there were 232 registered Jonica Goats.

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About Kaghani GoatsKaghani


Kaghani are large goats from the valley of the Hazara district of Pakistan. They are used for cashmere fiber and meat production. They are white, gray, brown or black. Their meat conformation is considered to be medium to good. Kaghani goats yield a good crop of long hair (per head/year 2 kg) with an under coat of cashmere wool used for expensive pashmina fabrics.

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About Kalahari Red GoatsKalahari Red


Kalahari Red goats are red meat goats from the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

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About Kalbia GoatsKalbia


Kalbia goats are a meat goat from Australia.

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About Kamori GoatsKamori


Kamori goats are a popular breed of milk goats found in the districts of Dadu, Larkana and Nawab Shah in the Sind Province, Pakistan. They are famous because of their long ears and huge body, also for their unique color. A purebred Kamori goat has dark brown color with coffee or dark faun color small patches over its entire body.


Purebred Kamori goats are very expensive and rare. However farmers crossbred pure Kamori Goats with Patairee Goats, another famous breed found in Sindh province, and the resulting goat breed is mostly recognized as Kamori by common people because of its same body structure. This hybrid goat has become more popular among people because of its beautiful colors and lesser price as compare to ...


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About Kiko GoatsKiko


Kiko Goats were bred in New Zealand for meat production. The Maori word "Kiko" means flesh or meat. The breed was developed by Garrick and Anne Batten of Nelson in the northern South Island. The Kiko breed was established by crossbreeding selected feral does with Anglo-Nubian, Toggenburg and Saanen bucks, with further cross-breeding in the second and third generations. After four generations of selective breeding - selection being on the grounds of survivability and growth rate in a hill country environment-  a dramatic improvement in live weight and animal performance was achieved. By 1986 the Kiko breed was established and the herd was closed to further cross-breeding. Within New Zealand, control of the breed has remai ...


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About Kinder GoatsKinder


The Kinder Goat breed began in the late summer of 1985, when Zederkamm Farm's Nubian buck died, leaving two Nubian does without a mate. Since they also kept pygmy goats and did not want to take the does to another farm to be bred, they were bred with their pygmy buck. Left to his own devices, the buck accomplished the two successful breedings, making use of log sections and sloping land to reach the correct height. On 30 June and 4 July 1986, the first three Kinder does were born. It was another year before the first Kinder buck was born.


It is easily possible for a Kinder doe weighing about 115 pounds to produce five kids who in 14 months can weigh 80 pounds each and dress out at 50 pounds thereby producing 25 ...


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About Kri Kri GoatsKri Kri


The Kri-kri, also known as the Cretan, Agrimi, or Cretan Ibex goat, are feral goats that are found in the Eastern Mediterranean, specifically only the island of Crete and three small islands just offshore (Dia,Thodorou, and Agii Pantes).


Kri-kri Goats have a light-brownish coat with a darker band around their neck. They have two horns that sweep back from their head. In the wild they are shy and rest during the day. They can leap impressive distances and climb seemingly sheer cliffs.


Kri-kri Goats are not thought to be indigenous to Crete. Most likely they were imported during the time of the Minoan civilization. However, they are now found nowhere else.


As molecular analyses demonstr ...


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About LaMancha GoatsLaMancha


LaMancha Goat originated in US state of Oregon by Mrs. Eula Frey. She combined short-eared goats of a type found not only in LaMancha, but throughout spain. LaMancha Goats have excellent dairy temperament and are an all-around sturdy animal that can withstand a great deal of hardship and still produce. Through official testing this breed has established itself in milk production with high butterfat.


LaMancha faces are straight with distinctive short ears. They have either a gogher ear or an elf ear.


The "gopher ear" is described as having an approximate maximum length of one inch but preferably non-existent and with very little or no cartilage. The end of the ear must be turned up or down. This i ...


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About Loashan GoatsLoashan


Loashan Goats are dairy goats from the Shandong Provinceof China. They were developed by German preachers in 1904 by the selective breeding of local goats crossed withSaanen Goats. They have been improved by upgrading and selection during the past 70 years, and they are now similar to purebred Saanen in both body and conformation and milk production.

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About Majorera GoatsMajorera


The Cabra Majorera or Fuerteventura Goat is a breed of dairy goat from the Canary Islands. Majorero cheese is made from its milk. Majorera Goats are a particularly strong breed, and they have been exported to Africa and Latin America.

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About Maltese GoatsMaltese


Maltese Goats are dairy goats from the east and central Mediterranean area. They originated in Asia Minor, and they get their name from the island of Malta, although the officially there are no pure-bred specimens of the breed in the Maltese islands They are raised mainly in southern Italy, and particularly in the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. They are also found in Greece, Turkey, and the Maghreb.


Maltese goats are lon ...


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About Massif Central GoatsMassif Central


Massif Central Goats are from the massif central area of France. Massif Central is an elevated region in south-central France, consisting of mountains and plateau.

Massif Central Goats are large, stocky goats with generally long hair on their backs, thighs and under belly. Traditionally the animals without horns were preferred.



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About Messinese GoatsMessinese


Messinese Goats are a dairy goat from the Monti Nebrodi and the Monti Peloritani area in the province of Messina, in the Mediterranean island of Sicily, in southern Italy. They are also found in the provinces of Catania, Enna, and Palermo. The breed was officially recognized and a herd-book established in 2001. It was previously known either as the Capra dei Nebrodi or in general as the Siciliana Comune.


The Messinese is one of the forty-three autochthonous Italian goat breeds of limited distribution for which a herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian national association of sheep- and goat-breeders. At the end of 2013 the registered population was variously reported as 981 ...


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About Mini Oberhasli GoatsMini Oberhasli


Mini Oberhasli, also called an Oberian, and formally called Miniature Oberhasli, Goats are dairy goats that were created by breeding a Nigerian Dwarf with an Oberhasli Goat. Mini-Oberhasli Goats produce from 4 to 10 pounds of milk per day.


They are registered by the privately owned Miniature Dairy Goat Association (MDGA) and The Miniature Goat Registry, which is a nonprofit corporation. The minimum height for does is 21 inches and 23 inches for bucks. Maximum height standards for purebreds are 28 inches for does and 30 inches for bucks. They are most often red bay with black markings, although they also may be pure black and only rarely red (not accepted for registration). The Mini-Oberhasli should be a mid-size ...


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About Mini-LaMancha GoatsMini-LaMancha


Mini LaMancha goats are the Miniature version of LaMancha Goats: the only breed developed in America. Mini-LaManchas are well known for their docile, even temperament and a steady production of fairly high butterfat. Does are up to 27 inches tall and bucks up to 29 inches tall.

Their face is straight with distinguishing ears; they are either 'Gopher' which lack cartilage but do have a ring of skin around the auditory canal or the 'Elf' which has some cartilage and should be no longer than an inch long. In does, both ear types are equally accepted but bucks must have 'Gopher'; ears to be registered.

Bucks with elf ears are registered as "Experimental".


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About Mini-Nubian GoatsMini-Nubian


Mini-Nubian Goats are a mid-sized goat and are a cross between Nigerian and Nubian goats.  They are known for being a graceful, elegant goat that stand between 23-31 inches tall and come in any color or pattern of short, fine, glossy hair. They are know for their ease of milking; producing a high quantity and quality of milk whose butterfat yield is similar to that of the standard Nubian.  

Breeding programs put emphasis on a structurally correct animal with well-attached udder that milks with ease. As this breed was originally designed for small farms and homesteaders who milk by hand and needed a smaller animal for handling and feeding purposes.  

The Mini-Nubians have a unique nose tha ...

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About Miniature Silky Fainting GoatsMiniature Silky Fainting


Miniature Silky Fainting Goats are a small-sized breed of goat that are colorful and have long flowing coats and an abundance of facial hair such as bangs, beards and muffs on the cheeks, giving them a Silky Terrier-like appearance. They should be physically balanced and proportionate, with a sleek, elegant appearance. There is no minimum size for either sex, however, does ideally, should be 22.5 inches or under at the withers and must not exceed 23.5 inches. Bucks ideally should be 23.5 inches or under at the withers and must not exceed 25 inches. Any color or combination of colors is acceptable.

The coat is the defining characteristic of the breed and is quite important. Ideally, the coat is a single coat that should be ...

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About Mountain GoatsMountain


The Mountain Goat (Oreamnos Aamericanus), also known as the Rocky Mountain Goat, is a large wild goat found only in North America. They are a sure-footed climber commonly seen on cliffs and ice in sub-alpine to alpine regions.

Both male and female mountain goats have beards, short tails, and long black horns which contain yearly growth rings. They are protected from the elements by their woolly white double coats. The fine, dense wool of their undercoats is covered by an outer layer of longer, hollow hairs. Mountain goats molt in spring by rubbing against rocks and trees. Their coats help them to withstand winter temperatures as low as ?50  F (?46  C) and winds of up to 100  mph (160  km ...

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About Moxoto GoatsMoxoto


Moxoto Goats are found in northeastern Brazil. They are white or cream with black face-stripes, back-stripe, and belly.

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About Murcia-Granada GoatsMurcia-Granada


Murcia-Granada Goats originated in southeast Spain (Murcia, Almeria, Granada, and Alicante). They are raised for high-performance and for its excellent milk production.


Murcia-Granada Goats are well adapted to the hot and dry conditions of the semiarid areas of southeastern Spain. They are the most productive domestic animal in that climate because of their ability to maintain a high milk production under less than ideal conditions. The Murcia-Granada flocks graze adverse terrain and feed on the by-products of the agro alimentary industry with a very good transformation index. This breed produces near 500 kg of milk in 280 days of lactation, with a composition of fat (5.3%) and protein (3.4%) better than other bree ...


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About Murciana GoatsMurciana


Murciana Goats, also called Murcian, Murcien, Murciene and Royal Murciana Goats are a used for both milk and meat production. They originally are from the Murcia province - along the Mediterranean coast of southeastern Spain.


While they have shorter ears than many goat breed, Murciana Goats have an ear that is shaped like those of the Swiss breeds, such as Alpines, Oberhaslis, and Saanens. Murciana Goats are excellent milk producers. Their milk is especially rich in butterfat.


By the early 16th century, Murciana goats were well established in Spain, as were several other Spanish breeds, including the Malaguena goat, the La Blanca Celtibora goat, and the La Castellana Extremena goat, due to breedi ...


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About Myotonic (Wooden Leg) GoatsMyotonic (Wooden Leg)


Myotonic Goats, also known as Wooden Leg, Stiff Leg, or Tennessee Fainting Goats are one of the few goats that are indigenous to the U.S. There are two strains of this animal. Most of those found in Tennessee and the eastern U.S. are smaller. Most Texas herds tend to be somewhat larger, probably due to selective breeding for the meat market. In fact, some ranchers have renamed them Tennessee Meat Goats.


Myotonic Goats are often sold as pets because they are unique. Myotonic means when they are frightened or excited they "lock up" and often fall over (faint) and lie very stiff for a few seconds. It is an over-simplification, but the chemicals which are rushed to humans' muscles and joints to prepare them for "fi ...


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About Nachi GoatsNachi


Nachi Goats are a meat goat that is found in the Jhang, Multan, and Muzaffargarh districts in the Punjab Province of India. They are medium sized and are black or brown. Their meat conformation is considered medium. They have short and rough hair, small twisted horns, and a dancing gait.

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About Nigerian Dwarf GoatsNigerian Dwarf


Nigerian Dwarf Goats are miniature dairy goats from West African. They were originally brought to the United States on ships as food for large cats such as lions, the survivors originally lived in zoos. Nigerian Dwarf goats are popular as pets and family milkers due to their easy maintenance and small stature. However, because of their high butterfat, they are also used by some dairies to make cheese.

Nigerian Dwarf Goats are registered by the American Dairy Goat Association, the American Goat Society, and the Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association.

There are two different height standards for the Nigerian Dwarf goat. The height standard maintained by the American Goat Society and the American Dairy Goat Associa ...

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About Nigora GoatsNigora


Nigora Goats are medium-sized (19in to 29in tall) milk and fiber goats. Nigora Goats are generally calm, amiable, and laid back. Due to their good nature and size Nigora Goats are sold as pets, and well as millk and fiber animals.

Nigora Goats originated in the United States in the early 1990s. Early Nigoras contained a mixture of Nigerian Dwarf, white and colored Angora goat bloodlines, as well as some small grade fiber goat breeding; today's Nigoras may also contain the bloodlines of registered Swiss type Mini Dairy breeds.

The conformation, character and style of the modern Nigora should be that of a healthy, proportionate animal: It should exhibit a rectangular build, refinement, bone structure, subst ...

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About Norwegian GoatsNorwegian


Norwegian Goats are, yes you guessed it, from Norway! They are a long-haired goat and they are used for both milk and meat the production. They are gray, blue, white, or pied.

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About Nubian GoatsNubian


<a href = http://livestockofamerica.com/ranches/Ranchhome.asp?CurrentPeopleID=1955 class = body>Photo supplied by At Witsend Farm</a> The Nubian, or Anglo Nubian, is an all-purpose goat, useful for meat, milk and hide production. Nubian goats are known for the high butterfat content of their milk, although on average, the breed produces less milk than other dairy breeds.

Nubian goats are named for Nubia, in northeastern Africa. The originally goats imported from Africa, Arabia, and India were long-legged, hardy goats that had some characteristics desired by goat breeders in England. English breeders crossed these imported bucks with the common short-haired does of England prior to 1895 to develop the Nubian goat.

Due to their Middle-Eastern heritage, Nubians can live in very hot climates and have a longer breeding season than other dairy goa ...

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About Oberhasli  GoatsOberhasli


Oberhasli Goats are a medium-sized dairy goat. Oberhasli Goatsare Chamoisee- colored, ranging from light to a deep red bay with black facial stripes, muzzle and forehead. Oberhaslis can also be black in color.

Oberhasli are a modern American breed of dairy goat. They derive from a subtype of goat from the Oberhasli district of the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. All purebred members of the breed descend from five chamois-colored Goats imported to the United States in 1936. A breeder's association, the Oberhasli Breeders of America, was formed in 1977, and in 1980 the Oberhasli was accepted as a breed by the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA). Until then, goats of this type had been known as Swiss Alp ...


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About Orobica GoatsOrobica


Orobica, or Valgerola, Goats are a medium-sized goat from the Val Gerola in the province of Sondrio, in the Bergamo Alps of northern Italy.

The origins of Orobica Goats is unknown; they were first documented at the beginning of the twentieth century. The Orobica is one of the eight autochthonous Italian goat breeds for which a genealogical herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian national association of sheep-breeders.

At the end of 2013 the registered population was only 274.

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About Peacock GoatsPeacock


The Peacock (German: Pfauenziege) Goat breed from the cantons of Graubunden and Upper Tessin in Switzerland is used for the production of milk. There is little known about the origin of the peacock goat. The discovery of the peacock goat was in 1887. The name given to it after the discovery was the striped goat, but due to a reporter's spelling error, the goat was known as the peacock goat. The peacock goat also goes by the names of the gray-black goat, the gray-black-white mountain goat, and razza naz. The peacock goat is predominantly white with black boots, while the rear half is mostly black. The goat has a thick mid-length coat of hair. It has large horns, and dark facial spots/stripes from the base of the horn, over the eye, ...

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About Philippine GoatsPhilippine


There are two varieties of Philippine goats raised for meat production.

There is a coarse-haired type that is cream, tan, or light brown and they are usually polled.

The other is a fine-haired horned variety which is black or brown and may have a white belt. These goats are thought to have originated from the Katjang breed.

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About Poitou GoatsPoitou


Poitou goats are a rare dairy breed from western France. They are usually polled and have long hair coats. They are black-brown with a pale underbelly and legs.

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About Pygmy GoatsPygmy


Pygmy Goats were originally called the Cameroon Dwarf Goat since they originated in the former French Cameroon area. They are mostly found in West African countries. Similar forms of Pygmy goats also are found across northern Africa, southern western African countries, and in east Africa.

The Cameroon goats were exported from Africa to zoos in Sweden and Germany where they were on display as exotic animals. The first Pygmys probably arrived in the United States in 1959 from Sweden.

Pygmy goats have a full coat of straight, medium-long hair which varies in density with seasons and climates. Most often they have a grizzled (agouti) pattern produced by intermingling of light and dark hairs, of any color.

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About Pygora GoatsPygora


A Pygora is a fiber goat purposely bred to produce fine fiber for hand spinning. The Pygora goat produces a wonderful, lofty, soft, fiber that does not coarsen as the goat ages. Pygoras have an affectionate, engaging personality, a manageable size, good health and fleece in a range of colors.  

Pygoras were developed by Katharine Jorgensen in Oregon. The Pygora Breeders Association (PBA) was formed in 1987 and maintains the registry herd book. All Pygoras come from registered parents and can trace their lineage back to two specific parent breeds: American Angora Goat Breeders Association (AAGBA)-registered goats and National Pygmy Goat Association (NPGA)- registered goats.  

The o ...

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About Pyrenean GoatsPyrenean


Pyrenean Goats are from the Pyrenees of France and Spain and the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain. They are bred for both milk and meat production. They are usually dark brown or black with a paler belly and feet. The Pyrenean can be either polled or horned and usually has long hair.

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About Qinshan GoatsQinshan


Qinshan Goats are black goats from Jining, Shandon, China. They are raised for their pelts. 

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About Red Boar GoatsRed Boar


Red Boar Goats are a meat goat from South Africa. They also are used as pets.

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About Red mediterranean GoatsRed mediterranean


Red Mediterranean Goats originally came from central-eastern Mediterranean, particularly Syria. They have a reddish-brown coat. They are mainly bred for milk for making cheese.

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About Repartida GoatsRepartida


Repartida Goats are from northeastern Brazil selectively bred from the Chue goat. Like its progenitor, it is a meat-type breed. The breed has black forequarters and brown or pale hind, and vice versa.

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About Rove GoatsRove


Rove Goats where first domesticated in Le Rove, France near Marseille. They were once considered endangered, but as of 2003, there are more than 5000 registered Roves on French farms. The goat was originally bred for meat, but because the current French market for goat meat is poor, farmers have begun to use the Rove for dairying, instead.

Rove Goats are primarily characterized by its long twisted horns. They can reach nearly 4 ft in length. The goats have a smooth coat often in red or black, but also in ash gray, red speckled with white, red mixed with gray, black with tan markings under the eyes and nose or red and black.

It is a medium sized goat. Females range from 100 to 120 lbs and males between 155 to ...

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About Russian White GoatsRussian White


Russian White Goats are, unsurprisingly, white goats from Russia. They are dairy goats derived from the selective breeding ofSaanenand Toggenburg goatsimported from Switzerland, crossed with various native goat breeds of the former USSR.

Hairy goats, of the Saanen and Toggenburg breeds, have been imported periodically from Switzerland and other European countries; these breed undoubtedly contributed much to the formation of various groups and varieties of goats specialized in milk production. In addition, people in both the European and Asian parts of the USSR have been raising milk goats for centuries. Separate groups of goats have formed under the influence of various feeding and management methods, and on the basis ...

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About Saanen GoatsSaanen


Photo By <a href = http://www.livestockofamerica.com/Ranches/Ranchhome.asp?CurrentPeopleID=2005>Chulo Watson</a> Saanen Goats are dairy goats that originated in Switzerland, in the Saanen Valley. By the late 19th century they had spread across Europe, and in the early 20th century were brought to the US. Now they are among the most popular dairy goat breeds, due to their high productivity and ease of management.

Saanen does are heavy milk producers and usually yield 3-4 percent milk fat. They are medium to large in size (weighing approximately 145 lbs/65kg) with rugged bone and plenty of vigor.

Saanens are white or light cream colored; however white is preferred and spots on their skin is not discriminated against and small spots of color on their hair is allowable, but not desirable. Saanen hair should be short and ...

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About  Sable Saanen Goats Sable Saanen


Sable Saanen Goats are descended from Saanen goats brought to America by Europeans. In 2005, the Sable was recognized as a separate breed. Before they were recognized as a separate breed, they were often culled. They are color variations of Saanens due to a recessive gene; they are sometimes referred "the Saanens in party clothes".

Sables can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, and grey. They may have white colorings, but are not permitted to be solid white, as that would be no different from a normal Saanen. Sables are recognized by the American Dairy Goat Assiocation (ADGA).

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About  Sahelian Goats Sahelian


Sahelian Goats are from West Africa, especially in north and northwest Mali. They are used for the production of meat, goatskin, and very rarely milk.

Sahelian Goats belong to the Savanna group of goats with many types and subtypes raised in the Saharan and sub-Saharan region. 

They have a thin appearance, narrow body, shallow chest, and sloping short croup. Both genders are horned, most (70%) with wattles, pendent or semi-pendulous ears. Average females weight about 55-75 pounds, height in withers 65-75 cm, heart girth 62-78 cm, males about 85-125 pounds, 65-85cm in withers and 70-85 cm. in heart girth.

They have stiff short hair, with variety of colors from pure white, cream, t ...

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About  San Clemente Island Goats San Clemente Island


San Clemente Island Goats are derived from feral goats isolated on San Clemente Island, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of California. They are thought to be descended from goats brought to the island by Spanish missionaries and settlers; breeds such as the La Blanca Celtiboras, the La Castellana Extremenas, and later the more common dairy and meat goats of Spain, the Malaguenas and Murcianas.

The U.S. Navy became responsible for the island in 1934. Hunting and trapping were allowed, but in 1972, when a survey concluded that there were 11,000 goats on the island, a systematic removal program was begun. By 1980 an estimated 4,000 goats still remained on the island.

The Navy then proposed a shooting ...

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About  Sarda Goats Sarda


Sarda Goats are from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, off the west coast of central Italy. They are raised throughout the island, particularly in the provinces of Cagliari and Nuoro. They are an ancient breed that has been influenced by theMaltese goat.

Sarda Goats are of medium build, long-necked, and deep-chested. The does have well-developed udders. The breed is particularly hardy and well-suited to being raised in a wild or semi-wild state in tough conditions.

Sarda Goats are one of the eight autochthonous Italian goat breeds for which a genealogical herdboo ...

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About Savanna GoatsSavanna


Photo by <a href = /Ranches/Details.asp?ID=3851&DetailType=Dam&CurrentPeopleID=2097>Griffin Sport Horses</a> Savanna Goats are a high-quality white meat were developed from native South African goats.

For years various south African farmers bred what was then known as white Boer goats for a number of years in South Africa. One of the advantages of these white goats was the fact that the white color is dominant over most other colors. The other reason is that there is a big demand for white goats for slaughter purposes for various reasons.

Savanna Goats were developed from these white Boer goats by the Cillier family of Douglas, South Africa. In 1957, Mrs. Cillier's Griqua servants presented her with the gift of a white buck goat. She purchased five indigenous does with white in their color patter ...

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About  Somali Goats Somali


Somali Goats are found in Somalia and northeast Kenya. They are used primarily for meat production. They have short ears and hair, usually white but sometimes with spots or patches. Both males and females have horns, although females are often polled. The goats are drought tolerant and, when milked, can each yield one to three kilograms of milk daily, even when access to water is limited.

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About Spanish GoatsSpanish


Spanish Goats, also called brush goats or scrub goats, came originally from Spain via Mexico to the USA. They are now a meat and brush-clearing type found widely in the United States. In the Southeast and elsewhere, they are often referred to as "wood" (Florida), "brush" or "briar" (North Carolina, South Carolina), "hill" (Virginia), and "scrub" (midwest Pennsylvania) goats. Until recently, these goats were kept mainly for clearing brush and other undesirable plant species from pasture lands.

Around the 16th century, Spanish explorers brought landrace goats from their native lands to the Caribbean Islands and areas that would later become the United States and Mexico. Some landrace Spanish goats exist in their native te ...

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About SRD GoatsSRD


SRD Goats are from northeastern Brazil and are a meat breed. The name stands for Sem Raca Definida, meaning without defined breed.

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About  Stiefelgeiss Goats Stiefelgeiss


Stiefelgeiss Goats is a meat goat from the highlands of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Their population is currently less than one thousand.

Both male and female Stiefelgeiss goats have horns. Their coats range from a light greyish brown to a dark reddish color. The animals are not excessively shaggy, but on the animals' hind end, long beard hairs, called "Mänteli," grow much longer and often are of a different color from the rest of the coat. Some members of the breed display long, beard-like hairs on the chin.

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About  Surati Goats Surati


Surati goats are a popular milk goat breed from India. They are white and medium sized. Their ears are of medium size and both females and males have tiny horns.

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About  Swedish Landrace Goats Swedish Landrace


Swedish Landracegoats are from northern Sweden. They are used for milk production, which is used to make cheese.

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About Tauernsheck GoatsTauernsheck


Tauernsheck goats are from Austria and are for the milk production. They are a very rare breed of goats derived from the Austrian Landrace and Pinzgauer goat breeds.

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About Tennessee Fainting GoatsTennessee Fainting


Please see Myotonic Goats.

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About  Thuringian Goats Thuringian


Thuringian Goats are a variety of dairy German goat found in Thüringen, eastern Germany. They were developed from Toggenburg, Harzerziege, Rhönziege, and Thüringer Landziege goats around 1885. In the early 1900s Swiss Toggenburg, Harzerziege, and Rhönziege were introduced and Swiss Toggenburg was used again in 1988.

They are chocolate-brown with white markings on head and legs, a light face mask and white flash on the rump. They may be either polled or horned. Adult males weigh on average 55 kg and females 48 kg with an average wither height of 78 cm and 74 cm respectively. They are known for their adaptability to mountainous regions and their ability to walk long distances. The breed is nearly extinct.

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About Toggenburg GoatsToggenburg


Toggenburg Goats are a Swiss dairy goat from Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland. They are considered to be the oldest known dairy goat breed. They are medium size, sturdy, vigorous, and alert in appearance.   Toggenburg goat hair is short or medium in length, soft, fine, and lying flat. Its color is solid varying from light fawn to dark chocolate with no preference for any shade. They are also found with white ears with dark spot in middle; two white stripes down the face from above each eye to the muzzle; hind legs white from hocks to hooves; forelegs white from knees downward with a dark lien (band) below knee acceptable; a white triangle on either side of the tail; white spot may be present at root of wattles o ...


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About Uzbek Black GoatsUzbek Black


Uzbek Goats are from Uzbekistan and are used for the production of mohair. They were developed by the mating of predominantly white first and second generation crossbred females with purebred white Angora males resulted in the appearance of 1-2% of black kids.


After 4-5 years, there were already several hundred black wool goats; they were gathered into one herd and females were mated only to black males. Such mating produced in the first year 64% and in the second 74% of black kids; others were white, tan, grey, etc. Later, due to positive assortative mating, it was possible to obtain 94% of black kids.


The black goats are similar to Don goats in such aspects as fleece structure, physical properties ...


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About Valais Blackneck GoatsValais Blackneck


Valais Blackneck Goats are a meat and dairy breed found in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, and Germany. They have a distinctive coloring, black from the nose to behind the shoulder and white from there to the tail.

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About Verata GoatsVerata


Verata Goats are a medium-small meat and dairy breed found in Vera, Caceres, Spain. They have twisted horns and they are chestnut, black, or grey colored. They are very hard and fairly easy to handle and they can adapt easily to different management systems.


Verata Goats are best adapted to mountain pastures because they have strong, long legs, and they can also survive on poor and scarce feed.


They are valued for their milk, mainly for cheese production. Currently, there is approximately 17000 existing Verata Goats inhabiting in Spain. Generally speaking, these goats are found in herds of 100 to 150 goats.



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About West African Dwarf GoatsWest African Dwarf


West African Dwarf Goats are from coastal West and Central Africa. They are the progenitor of the African Pygmy and Nigerian Dwarf breeds in the United States, and the Dutch Dwarf and Pygmy goat breeds in Great Britain.

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About  White Shorthaired Goats White Shorthaired


White Shorthaired goats are dairy goats from the Czech Republic. They are the result of selective breeding of native Czech landrace goats crossed with Swiss Saanen goats in the early 1900s. they were recognized as a breed in 1954-55 and is now found throughout the Czech Republic.


White Shorthaired goats are similar to the Saanen in appearance; they are white and shorthaired. Some strains maintain the characteristic Saanen's black spots on the skin of the nose, eyelids, and udder. They have upright ears and most are hornless (75-80%), with the pollness fixed through systematic selection.


Their appearance is typical for milk goats, strong but fine boned, deep and long in body, long legged. Average ...


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About Xinjiang GoatsXinjiang


Xinjiang goats are used for milk, cashmere and meat production. They are found in the mountains of Xinjiang in China. They are white, black, or brown.

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About Xuhai GoatsXuhai


Xuhai goats are a variety of Huanghuai Goat found in Jiangsu, China. They are bred primarily for meat production.

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About Yemen Mountain GoatsYemen Mountain


Yemen Mountain goats are long haired goats that are usually black and found in the mountains of northern Yemen.

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About Zalawadi GoatsZalawadi


Zalawadi Goats are found in the Surendranagar and Rajkot regions of Gujarat, India. They are kept for milk, meat, and fiber production. The Zalawadi is of the Gujarati type and has erect corkscrew shaped horns. Zalawadi goats compromise 27.8% of the goat population in Surendranagar. The goats are also known by the local name Tara Bakari.

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About Zhiwulin Black GoatsZhiwulin Black


Zhiwulin Black Goats are from the northern Shaanxi region of China and are bred for cashmere and meat production.

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About Zhongwei GoatsZhongwei


Zhongwei goats are only from the arid desert steppes of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Gansu Province of China. They are bred primarily for the production of kid pelts, and secondarily for cashmere fiber.


They live chiefly, if not solely, on salty or sandy plants or shrubs.


Both genders are horned with the male's horns stretching upward and twisted. The males average 39 kg (85 pounds) and females 24.5 kg (55 pounds). The Zhongwei reach sexual maturity at five to six months and are generally mated at 18 months of age. The kidding percentage is 104-106 percent.


The kids are often slaughtered at 35 days of age for their pelts, which have white, lustrous staples, and lovely curls. ...


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