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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. 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 can range from white or gray to brown and black. Alpine colors are described by using the following terms:

·Cou Blanc - (coo blanc) literally "white neck" - white front quarters and black hindquarters with black or gray markings on the head.

·Cou Clair - (coo clair) Literally "clear neck" - front quarters are tan, saffro ...

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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 ...

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About American Cashmere GoatsAmerican Cashmere


Inrnthe 1970s Wild goats from Australia were crossed with Spanish meat goats livingrnin the American southwest and after years of selective breeding, AmericanrnCashmere Goats were developed.

Americanrncashmere goats are still considered rare, but the North America herd is increasingrnin size.

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

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

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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 northeaste ...

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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> TheAngora goat is a breed of domestic goat named for Ankara,Turkey, historically known asAngora. 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 SultanAbdülmecid Iin 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 ...

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About Appenzell GoatsAppenzell


This goat breed has pure white coat with hair at mid length. It has a well-built body with powerful and well positioned legs. It is hornless and has height that ranges from 70 to 80 cm and its 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, an ...

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About Argentata dell Etna GoatsArgentata dell Etna


Argentata dell Etna Goats are from Etna and Peloritani (Sicily), Italy. They are also raised in the provinces of Enna and Palermo. They are named for the volcano, Mt. Etna. It’s unknown how they were developed; however, they have similarities to Garganica, Ciociara Grigia, and Cilentana Grigia Sheep.

Their coat is grey shading from light to dark with silver glints. They have rough, average long-haired and grey skin. Argentata dell’Etna females have upright horns and the males’ horns are very large and wide apart.

They are suitable for both milk and meat (kids around 12-14 kg alive). Milk is used for typical local cheese varieties.

At the end of 2013 the total population is not more than 7000.


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About Aspromonte GoatsAspromonte


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About Auckland Island GoatsAuckland Island


Goats are reported to have been liberated in at least ten places on the Auckland Island group, New Zealand, in the second half of the nineteenth century as food for castaways, with at least one liberation in 1865 on the main Auckland Island. In 1934 the islands were defined as Nature Reserves and today they are administered by the Department of Conservation. By the 1970s, only one population of about a hundred goats remained, these living on the north-west side of Port Ross, one of the driest and warmest parts of the main island.

Following a 1972-1973 field study by ecologists Rudge and Campbell, they wrote (in 1977), “We conclude that numbers of goats will remain at much the present level or, like the rabbits on Rose Is ...

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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 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 agold rush brought the demise of the infant goat industry. Prior to the gold rush, flocks of grazing animals, goats, and sheep were cont ...

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About Bagot GoatsBagot


For several hundred years bagot goats have lived semi-wild atBlithfield 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 Bagot fa ...

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About Barbari GoatsBarbari


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

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About Beetal GoatsBeetal


Beetal goats 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 the Oberhasli goats bred in the United States.

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 are 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 goats that are believed to have lived in one herd on Bilberry Rock in Waterford 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 for the animals. T ...

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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.

Bionda dell''Adamello goat’s hair is very long ...

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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 easily and they are ...

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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 Afrikaans word "boer", meaning farmer.

They were probably bred from the indigenous goats of the Namaqua Bushmen and the Fookutribes, and perhaps some Indian and European bloodlines. They were selected formeat 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. Only ...

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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 Bormina GoatsBormina


Bormina goats are a composite of local Italian goats and Toggenburg Goats from Switzerland. They are from Bormio (Valtellina, Bormio Province, Northern Italy). They are raised for Milk production.

They are medium-large, light brown - red brown.

Content and Photo Source: Agraria.org.

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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 80-102 cm, mal ...

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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


Canindé goats are from northeastern Brazil. They are predominantly black with light stripes on ...

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About Carpathian GoatsCarpathian


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

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About Cashmere GoatsCashmere


Acashmererngoat is any breed of goatrnthat produces cashmere wool. Cashmere wool is a goat''s fine, soft, downy, winterrnundercoat used for commercial use.

The namern"cashmere" comes from Kashmir, the wild and mountainous area of Indiarnand Pakistan; however, the fiber came from Tibet and was woven in Kashmir. In thern15th Century India, more than 50,000 people were employed in the processing ofrncashmere.

In the 19thrnCentury, a Scottish manufacturer, Joseph Dawson, developed the first mechanicalrnmethod of separating the fine down fibers in the goat''s fleece from the coarserrnouter hairs. This breakthrough shifted the cashmere manufacturing to Scotlandrnand the modern era of fine cashmere knitwear began.&nb ...

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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. Theyrnare brown with black face-stripes, back stripe, belly, and legs. They arerneither horned or polled.

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About Changthangi GoatsChangthangi


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

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


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About Chappar GoatsChappar


ChapparrnGoats are small black meat goats from Pakistan. Their meat conformation isrnconsidered to be medium to good and they a fairly long hair coat.

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About Charnequeira GoatsCharnequeira


Charnequeira goatsrnare found in Portugal and they are raised for both meat and milk production. Theyrnare usually red but sometimes they are pied. Some are polled and some have widerntwisted lyre horns. 

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About Chengde Polled GoatsChengde Polled


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

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About Chengdu Brown GoatsChengdu Brown


Chengdu rown Goats are from the Sichuan Province of China. They are a prolific breed keptrnfor 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 arernwhite 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 primarilyrnfor milk production. They come in all colors.

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About Daera Din Panah GoatsDaera Din Panah


DerarnDin Panah goats are from the Multan and Muzaffargarhdistricts of the Punjab province of Pakistan. They have a well-developedrnbody 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 populationrnwas 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 Khanrndistricts in Pakistan.  They are medium sizedrnwith a mature weight of approximately 35 kg. rnThey typically have a long black hair coat with a tan head and legs. Therndaily average milk production from the does is 1.8 liters.

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About Damascus GoatsDamascus


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

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

A Damascusgoat namedrnQahr won the first prize for the "Most Beautiful Goat" title at thernMazayen al-Maaz competition in Riyadhrnon June 13, 2008.


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About Danish Landrace GoatsDanish Landrace


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

At the beginning of the 20thrncentury, many were crossed with goats from the German Harz region and Saanen. Afterrnworld war II many Danish Landrace Goats were used as recipients for embryorntransfer of Angora or Boer goats or for crossbreeding with Boer goats for meatrnproduction.

Today most Danish breeders keeprnsmall non-commercial herds for home consumption of milk, cheese and meat or forrnhobby purpose, with the exception of a few commercial milk producers.
The Danish Landrace is a med ...

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About Don GoatsDon


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

They were discovered in 1933-34 byrnan expedition of the All-Union Institute of Sheep and Goat Husbandry that were studyingrngoats in the former Lower Volga territory. 

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

Don goats are predominantly black but they are sometimes white. Don goats have the highest wool production amongrnall goat breeds. The average wool yield from females is 500 g from bucks it isrn1015g. As is known, in all other cashmere ...

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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 ofrnthe original breeds found in the Netherlands, and they are related to otherrnnorthwest European "Landrace" goat breeds. They are a medium sized, horned breed preferably with long hair. Allrncolors are allowed except for the typical Toggenburgrncoloration.

Inrn1958 there were only two left. Those two were bred with very similar goatsrnfound in the area. Today the population has increased and there are over arnthousand DutchrnLandrace Goats kept by members of the L.F.N.L., thernDutch Breeders Association of the Dutch Landrace. 


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About Dutch Toggenburg GoatsDutch Toggenburg


Dutch Toggenburg Goats are milking goats thatrnwere 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 arernpolled and have a reddish brown coat with black stripes on the face, back, andrnlegs. 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 weste Finland are bred primarily for milk production. They are available both polledrnand horned. They are usually white but they are sometimes gray or pied.

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About Garganica GoatsGarganica


GarganicarnGoats are from the Gargano promontory inrnthePugliaregion ofrnsouthern Italy. From there they have spread to other parts of Puglia and to neighboringrnregions.

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

They are medium height and weight. Their heads are small andrnadults 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 beingrnraised in the wild or in very difficult habitats.

Garganica Goats are one of the eight goat breeds tracked byrnt ...

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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 hillsrnand coastal zone of the province. However, today the registered population isrnunder 500 goats.

Girgentana Goats have unique horns that twistrninto a spiral. They have a long beard and a primarily white coat withrngrey-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 bredrnfor how much milk or meat they produce. Their breeding selection is quiternrandom except for the efforts to not breed animals that are too closelyrnrelated. This however is not an easy task since all Goinge goats come from thernsame two pregnant goats found in the area around Tyringe, south of Sweden.rn"The Society of the Peasantry Goat" or in Swedish: "Foreningen llmogegeten" has created a gene bank so they can control the breeding ofrnthe Goinge Goat. 

They originated fromrna type of goat that was common all over the south of Sweden in the 19thrncentury. This goat is usually horned and is typically gray, brown, white, orrnpied (multi-colored). The hair ...

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About  Golden Guernsey Goats Golden Guernsey


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


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About  Grisons Striped Goats Grisons Striped


The Grisons Stripedrnis a tough goat breed from Switzerland and they feel right at home in thernmountains. 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 notrnbreeding them. In 1992 only twelve registered bucks remained! Luckily a group ofrnconcerned goat breeders have joined together and have taken the promotion ofrnthe breed by the hand. Above all else, they have devoted attention to milkrnproduction and the avoidance of inbreeding. In 1994 four bucks and two nanniesrnwere imported from Great Britain which have the same color characteristics asrnthe Grisons Striped Goat, but significantly better milk production. Since thenrnmany ...

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About Hailun GoatsHailun


Hailun Goats are a dairy goat breed found in the Heilongjiangrnregion of China. They are black, pied, grey brown, or yellow. They originatedrnfrom Saanenand Toggenburggoats crossed withrnlocal goats.

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About Haimen GoatsHaimen


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

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About Hasi GoatsHasi


Hasi Goats are the larger mountainrnversion of the Albanian Goats. They are from northeastern Albanian and they arernbred 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 forrnmeat production.

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About  Hexi Cashmere Goats Hexi Cashmere


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

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

In the 19th Century, arnScottish manufacturer, Joseph Dawson, developed the first mechanical method ofrnseparating the fine down fibers in the goat''s fleece from the coarser outerrnhairs. This breakthrough shifted the cashmere manufacturing to Sco ...

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About Hongtong GoatsHongtong


Hongtong Goats white milk goats that originated from Saanen goats crossedrnwith local goats.

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About  Huaipi Goats Huaipi


Huai Goats are from Henan regionrnChina. They are usually white meat goats and they are found bothrnhorned and polled.

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About Huaitoutala GoatsHuaitoutala


The Huaitoutala Goat is arncashmere goat from Qinghai, China.



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About  Hungarian Improved Goats Hungarian Improved


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

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About Icelandic GoatsIcelandic


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

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

They were on the verge of extinction during the late 19thrncentury, but they recovered prior to World War II, but unfortunately it wasrnshort lived and the numbers quickly declined again. Today they are slo ...


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About Irish GoatsIrish


IrishrnGoats are long-haired goats from Ireland used for milk, meat, and skins. lthough not native to Ireland, domesticated goats have long been raised inrnIreland. In many areas feral populations have become established as a result ofrnescapes or deliberate releases from captivity. Iris Goat populations havernpersisted in remote and rugged areas which they are ideally adapted - Irish Goatsrnare nimble-footed on crags and precipitous cliffs. They range widely in colors;rnhowever, they are usually a mixture of grey, black, and brown. Both gendersrnhave 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 bothrnmilk and meat. Since 1953 they have been imported to Indonesia (popular asrnEtawa goat, and its mixture with a local goat called "PE", PeranakanrnEtawa or Etawa mix) where they have been a great success. The name is derivedrnfrom the rivers Yamuna, Jamuna (West Bengal) and Jamuna (Bangladesh) of Indiarnand Bangladesh. In India there were an estimated 580,000 of the breed in thern1972, although less than 5000 were thought to be purebred.

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


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About Jining Grey GoatsJining Grey


Jining Grey Goats are from thernShandong Province of China, where they are used for kid pelt and cashmere fiberrnproduction. They are known for the attractive wavyrnpatterns of its kid-pelt.


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


Jining Grey Goats also are used for cashmere.rnThe production from the males will range from ...


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About Jonica GoatsJonica


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

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About Kaghani GoatsKaghani


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

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About Kalahari Red GoatsKalahari Red


KalaharirnRed 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 popularrnbreed of milk goats found in the districts of Dadu, Larkana and Nawab Shah inrnthe Sind Province, Pakistan. They are famous because ofrntheir long ears and huge body, also for their unique color. A purebred Kamorirngoat has dark brown color with coffee or dark faun color small patches over itsrnentire body.


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


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About Kiko GoatsKiko


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


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About Kinder GoatsKinder


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


It is easily possible for arnKinder doe weighing about 115 pounds to produce five kids who in 14 months canrnweigh 80 pounds each and dress out at 50 pounds thereby producing 250 pou ...


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About Kri Kri GoatsKri Kri


rnThe 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 andrnthree small islands just offshore (Dia,Thodorou, and Agii Pantes).


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


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


As molecular analysesrndemonstrate, Kri-kri G ...


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About LaMancha GoatsLaMancha


LaMancha Goat originated in USrnstate of Oregon by Mrs. Eula Frey. She combined short-eared goats of a typernfound not only in LaMancha, but throughout spain. LaMancha Goats have excellentrndairy temperament and are an all-around sturdy animal that can withstand arngreat deal of hardship and still produce. Through official testing this breedrnhas established itself in milk production with high butterfat.


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


The "gopher ear" isrndescribed as having an approximate maximum length of one inch but preferablyrnnon-existent and with very little or no cartilage. The end of the ear must bernturned up or down. This is the onl ...


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About Loashan GoatsLoashan


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

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About Majorera GoatsMajorera


The Cabra Majorera or FuerteventurarnGoatrnis a breed of dairy goat from the CanaryrnIslands. Majorero cheese isrnmade from its milk. Majorera Goats are a particularly strong breed, and they havernbeen exported to Africa and Latin America.

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About Maltese GoatsMaltese


MaltesernGoats are dairy goats from the east and central Mediterraneanrnarea. They originated in AsiarnMinor, and they get their name from the island of Malta although the officially there are no pure-bred specimens of the breed in the Maltesernislands They are raised mainly in southern Italy, and particularly in thernislands of Sicilyrnand Sardinia. They are also found in Greece, Turkey, and the Maghreb.


Maltese goats are long-hairedrnw ...


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About Massif Central GoatsMassif Central


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

rnMassifrnCentral Goats are large, stocky goats withrngenerally long hair on their backs, thighs and under belly. Traditionally thernanimals without horns were preferred.



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About Messinese GoatsMessinese


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


The Messinese is one of thernforty-three autochthonous Italian goat breeds of limited distribution for whichrna herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italianrnnational association of sheep- and goat-breeders. At the end of 2013 thernregistered population was variously reported as 9814 and ...


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About Mini Oberhasli GoatsMini Oberhasli


rnMinirnOberhasli, also called an Oberian, and formally called MiniaturernOberhasli, Goats are dairy goats that were createdrnby 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 thernprivately owned Miniature Dairy Goat ssociation (MDGA) and The Miniature Goat Registry, which is a nonprofit corporation. The minimum heightrnfor does is 21 inches and 23 inches for bucks. Maximum height standards forrnpurebreds are 28 inches for does and 30 inches for bucks. They are most oftenrnred bay with black markings, although they also may be pure black and onlyrnrarely red (not accepted for registration). The Mini-Oberhasli should be arnmid-sized ver ...


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About Mini-LaMancha GoatsMini-LaMancha


Mini LaMancha goats are the Miniature version of LaMancharnGoats: the only breed developed in America. Mini-LaManchas are well known forrntheir docile, even temperament and a steady production of fairly highrnbutterfat. Doesrnare 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 auditoryrncanal or the ''Elf'' which has some cartilage and should be no longer than anrninch 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 crossrnbetween Nigerian and Nubian goats.  Theyrnare known for being a graceful, elegant goat that stand between 23-31 inchesrntall and come in any color or pattern of short, fine, glossy hair. They arernknow for their ease of milking; producing a high quantity and quality of milkrnwhose butterfat yield is similar to that of the standard Nubian.  

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

The Mini-Nubians have a unique nose that is never d ...

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About Miniature Silky Fainting GoatsMiniature Silky Fainting


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

The coat is the definingrncharacteristic of the breed and is quite important. Ideally, the coat isrna 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 inrnsub-alpine to alpine regions.

Both male and female mountain goats have beards, short tails, and long blackrnhorns which contain yearly growth rings. They are protected from the elementsrnby their woolly white double coats. The fine, dense wool of their undercoats isrncovered by an outer layer of longer, hollow hairs. Mountain goats molt inrnspring by rubbing against rocks and trees. Their coats help them to withstandrnwinter temperatures as low as −50  F (−46  C) and winds of up torn100  mph (160  km/h) ...

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About Moxoto GoatsMoxoto


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

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About Murcia-Granada GoatsMurcia-Granada


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


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


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About Murciana GoatsMurciana


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


While they have shorter earsrnthan many goat breed, Murciana Goats have an ear that is shaped like those ofrnthe Swiss breeds, such as Alpines, Oberhaslis, and Saanens. Murciana Goats arernexcellent 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 Spanishrnbreeds, including the Malaguena goat, the La Blanca Celtibora goat, and the LarnCastellana Extremena goat, due to breeding policies ...


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About Myotonic (Wooden Leg) GoatsMyotonic (Wooden Leg)


Myotonic Goats, also known asrnWooden Leg, Stiff Leg, or Tennessee Fainting Goats are one of the few goatsrnthat are indigenous to the U.S. There are two strains of this animal. Most ofrnthose found in Tennessee and the eastern U.S. are smaller. Most Texas herdsrntend to be somewhat larger, probably due to selective breeding for the meat market.rnIn fact, some ranchers have renamed them Tennessee Meat Goats.


Myotonic Goats are often soldrnas pets because they are unique. Myotonic means when they are frightened orrnexcited they "lock up" and often fall over (faint) and lie very stiffrnfor a few seconds. It is an over-simplification, but the chemicals which arernrushed to humans'' muscles and joints to prepare them for "fight o ...


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About Nachi GoatsNachi


NachirnGoats are a meat goat that is found in the Jhang, Multan, and Muzaffargarhrndistricts in the Punjab Province of India. They are medium sized and are blackrnor brown. Their meat conformation is considered medium. They have short andrnrough hair, small twisted horns, and a dancing gait.

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About Nigerian Dwarf GoatsNigerian Dwarf


Nigerian Dwarf Goats are miniaturerndairy goats from West African. They were originally brought to the UnitedrnStates on ships as food for large cats such as lions, the survivors originallyrnlived in zoos. Nigerian Dwarf goats are popular as pets and family milkers duernto their easy maintenance and small stature. However, because of their highrnbutterfat, they are also used by some dairies to make cheese.

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

There are two different heightrnstandards for the Nigerian Dwarf goat. The height standard maintained by the merican Goat Society and the American Dairy Goat Association requires ...

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About Nigora GoatsNigora


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

Nigora Goats originated in thernUnited States in the early 1990s. Early Nigoras contained a mixture of NigerianrnDwarf, white and colored Angora goat bloodlines, as well as some small gradernfiber goat breeding; today''s Nigoras may also contain the bloodlines ofrnregistered Swiss type Mini Dairy breeds.

The conformation, character andrnstyle of the modern Nigora should be that of a healthy, proportionate animal:rnIt should exhibit a rectangular build, refinement, bone structure, substancernan ...

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About Norwegian GoatsNorwegian


NorwegianrnGoats are, yes you guessed it, from Norway! They are a long-haired goat andrnthey 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 hidernproduction. Nubian goats are known for the high butterfat content of theirrnmilk, 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, rabia, and India were long-legged, hardy goats that had some characteristicsrndesired by goat breeders in England. English breeders crossed these importedrnbucks with the common short-haired does of England prior to 1895 to develop thernNubian goat.

Due to their Middle-Eastern heritage, Nubians can live inrnvery hot climates and have a longer breeding season than other dairy goats. Sinc ...

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About Oberhasli  GoatsOberhasli


OberhaslirnGoats are a medium-sized dairy goat. OberhaslirnGoatsare Chamoisee- colored, ranging from light to a deep redrnbay with black facial stripes, muzzle and forehead. Oberhaslis can also bernblack in color.rn

rnOberhasli are a mode American breed of dairy goat. They derive from a subtype of goat from thernOberhasli district of the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. All purebredrnmembers of the breed descend from five chamois-colored Goats imported to thernUnited States in 1936. A breeder''s association, the Oberhasli Breeders of merica, was formed in 1977, and in 1980 the Oberhasli was accepted as a breedrnby the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA). Until then, goats of this typernhad been known as Swiss Alpine, an ...


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About Orobica GoatsOrobica


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

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

At the end of 2013 thernregistered population was only 274.

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About Peacock GoatsPeacock


The Peacock (German: Pfauenziege)rnGoat breed from the cantons of Graubunden and Upper Tessin in Switzerland isrnused for the production of milk. There is little known about the origin of thernpeacock goat. The discovery of the peacock goat was in 1887. The name given tornit after the discovery was the striped goat, but due to a reporter''s spellingrnerror, the goat was known as the peacock goat. The peacock goat also goes byrnthe names of the gray-black goat, the gray-black-white mountain goat, and razzarnnaz. The peacock goat is predominantly white with black boots, while the rearrnhalf is mostly black. The goat has a thick mid-length coat of hair. It hasrnlarge horns, and dark facial spots/stripes from the base of the horn, over therneye ...

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About Philippine GoatsPhilippine


There are two varieties of Philippine goatsrnraised 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-hairedrnhorned variety which is black or brown and may have a white belt. These goatsrnare 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 usuallyrnpolled and have long hair coats. They are black-brown with a pale underbellyrnand legs.

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About Pygmy GoatsPygmy


Pygmy Goats were originallyrncalled the Cameroon Dwarf Goat since they originated in the former FrenchrnCameroon area. They are mostly found in West African countries. Similar formsrnof Pygmy goats also are found across northern Africa, southern western Africanrncountries, and in east Africa.

The Cameroon goats werernexported from Africa to zoos in Sweden and Germany where they were on displayrnas exotic animals. The first Pygmys probably arrived in the United States inrn1959 from Sweden.

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

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About Pygora GoatsPygora


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

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

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About Pyrenean GoatsPyrenean


Pyrenean Goats are from the Pyrenees of France and Spain and the CantabrianrnMountains of Spain. They are bred for both milk and meat production. Theyrnare usually dark brown or black with a paler belly and feet. The Pyrenean canrnbe 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 fromrnSouth Africa. They also are used as pets.

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About Red mediterranean GoatsRed mediterranean


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

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About Repartida GoatsRepartida


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

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About Rove GoatsRove


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

Rove Goats are primarilyrncharacterized by its long twisted horns. They can reach nearly 4 ft in length.rnThe goats have a smooth coat often in red or black, but also in ash gray, redrnspeckled with white, red mixed with gray, black with tan markings under therneyes and nose or red and black.

It is a medium sizedrngoat. Females range from 100 to 120 lbs and males between 155 to 200 lbs.

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About Russian White GoatsRussian White


Russian WhiternGoats are, unsurprisingly, white goats fromrnRussia. They are dairy goats derived from the selective breeding ofSaanenand Toggenburgrngoatsimported from Switzerland crossed with various native goat breeds of the former USSR.

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

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About Saanen GoatsSaanen


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

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

Saanensrnare white or light cream colored; however white is preferred and spots on theirrnskin is not discriminated against and small spots of color on their hair isrnallowable, but not desirable. Saanen hair should be short and fine, alt ...

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About  Sable Saanen Goats Sable Saanen


Sable Saanen Goats are descendedrnfrom Saanen goats brought to America by Europeans. In 2005, the Sable wasrnrecognized as a separate breed. Before they were recognized as a separaternbreed, they were often culled. They are color variations of Saanens due to arnrecessive gene; they are sometimes referred "the Saanens in partyrnclothes".

Sables can come in a variety of colors including black, brown, and grey. They may have white colorings, but are notrnpermitted to be solid white, as that would be no different from a normalrnSaanen. Sables are recognized by the American Dairy Goat Assiocation (ADGA).

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About  Sahelian Goats Sahelian


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

Sahelian Goats belong to thernSavanna group of goats with many types and subtypes raised in the Saharan andrnsub-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 weightrnabout 55-75 pounds, height in withers 65-75 cm, heart girth 62-78 cm, malesrnabout 85-125 pounds, 65-85cm in withers and 70-85 cm. in heart girth.

They have stiff short hair, with variety ofrncolors from pure white, cream, to red, black or ...

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About  San Clemente Island Goats San Clemente Island


San Clemente Island Goats arernderived from feral goats isolated on San Clemente Island, one of the ChannelrnIslands off the coast of California. They are thought tornbe descended from goats brought to the island by Spanish missionaries andrnsettlers; breeds such as the La Blanca Celtiboras, the La CastellanarnExtremenas, and later the more common dairy and meat goats of Spain, thernMalaguenas and Murcianas.

The U.S. Navy becamernresponsible for the island in 1934. Hunting and trapping were allowed, but inrn1972, when a survey concluded that there were 11,000 goats on the island, arnsystematic removal program was begun. By 1980 an estimated 4,000 goats still remainedrnon the island.

The Navy then proposed arnshooting ...

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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 raisedrnthroughout the island, particularly in the provinces of Cagliari and Nuoro. They arernanrnancient breed that has been influenced by theMalteserngoat.

Sarda Goats are of mediumrnbuild, long-necked, and deep-chested. The does have well-developed udders. Thernbreed is particularly hardy and well-suited to being raised in a wild orrnsemi-wild state in tough conditions.

Sarda Goats are one of therneight autochthonous Italian goat breeds for which a genealogical herdbook isrn ...

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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-qualityrnwhite meat were developed from native South African goats.

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

Savanna Goats were developed from these white Boer goats by the Cillierrnfamily of Douglas, South Africa. In 1957, Mrs. Cillier''s Griqua servantsrnpresented her with the gift of a white buck goat. She purchased five indigenousrndoes with white in their color pattern ...

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About  Somali Goats Somali


Somali Goats are found in Somalia and northeast Kenya. They are usedrnprimarily for meat production. They have short ears and hair, usually white butrnsometimes with spots or patches. Both males and females have horns, althoughrnfemales are often polled. The goats are drought tolerant and, when milked, canrneach yield one to three kilograms of milk daily, even when access to water isrnlimited.

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About Spanish GoatsSpanish


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

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

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About SRD GoatsSRD


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

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About  Stiefelgeiss Goats Stiefelgeiss


Stiefelgeiss Goats is a meatrngoat from the highlands of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Their population isrncurrently less than one thousand.

Both male and femalernStiefelgeiss goats have horns. Their coats range from a light greyish brown torna dark reddish color. The animals are not excessively shaggy, but on thernanimals'' hind end, long beard hairs, called "Mänteli," grow muchrnlonger and often are of a different color from the rest of the coat. Somernmembers 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. Theyrnare white and medium sized. Their ears are of medium size and both females andrnmales have tiny horns.

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About  Swedish Landrace Goats Swedish Landrace


Swedish Landracegoats arernfrom northern Sweden. They arernused 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. Theyrnare a very rare breed of goats derived from the Austrian Landrace and Pinzgauerrngoat 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 ofrndairy German goat found in Thüringen, eastern Germany. They were developed fromrnToggenburg, Harzerziege, Rhönziege, and Thüringer Landziege goats around 1885.rnIn the early 1900s Swiss Toggenburg, Harzerziege, and Rhönziege were introducedrnand Swiss Toggenburg was used again in 1988.

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

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About Toggenburg GoatsToggenburg


Toggenburg Goats are arnSwiss dairy goat from Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland. They are considered to bernthe oldest known dairy goat breed. They are medium size, sturdy, vigorous, andrnalert in appearance.   Toggenburg goat hair isrnshort or medium in length, soft, fine, and lying flat. Its color is solidrnvarying from light fawn to dark chocolate with no preference for any shade. Theyrnare also found with white ears with dark spot in middle; two white stripes downrnthe face from above each eye to the muzzle; hind legs white from hocks tornhooves; forelegs white from knees downward with a dark lien (band) below kneernacceptable; a white triangle on either side of the tail; white spot may bernpresent at root of wattles or in that ...


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About Uzbek Black GoatsUzbek Black


Uzbek Goatsrnare from Uzbekistan and are used for thernproduction of mohair. They were developed by thernmating of predominantly white first and second generation crossbred femalesrnwith purebred white Angora males resulted in the appearance of 1-2% of blackrnkids.


After 4-5 years, there werernalready several hundred black wool goats; they were gathered into one herd andrnfemales were mated only to black males. Such mating produced in the first yearrn64% and in the second 74% of black kids; others were white, tan, grey, etc.rnLater, due to positive assortative mating, it was possible to obtain 94% ofrnblack kids.


The black goats are similar tornDon goats in such aspects as fleece structure, physical properties of wo ...


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About Valais Blackneck GoatsValais Blackneck


Valais Blackneck Goats are a meat and dairy breed foundrnin 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-smallrnmeat and dairy breed found in Vera, Caceres, Spain. They have twisted horns andrnthey are chestnut, black, or grey colored. They are very hard and fairly easyrnto handle and they can adapt easily to different management systems.


Verata Goats are best adaptedrnto mountain pastures because they have strong, long legs, and they can alsornsurvive on poor and scarce feed.


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



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About West African Dwarf GoatsWest African Dwarf


West frican Dwarf Goats are from coastal West and Central Africa. They are thernprogenitor 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 dairyrngoats from the Czech Republic. They are the result of selective breeding ofrnnative Czech landrace goats crossed with Swiss Saanen goats in the early 1900s.rnthey were recognized as a breed in 1954-55 and is now found throughout thernCzech Republic.


White Shorthaired goats are similarrnto the Saanen in appearance; they are white and shorthaired. Some strainsrnmaintain 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%), withrnthe pollness fixed through systematic selection.


Their appearance is typical forrnmilk goats, strong but fine boned, deep and long in body, long legged. Averagernfemales we ...


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About Xinjiang GoatsXinjiang


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

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About Xuhai GoatsXuhai


Xuhairngoats are a variety of Huanghuai Goat found in Jiangsu, China. They are bred primarilyrnfor meat production.

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About Yemen Mountain GoatsYemen Mountain


Yemen Mountain goats are long haired goats that are usuallyrnblack 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.rnThey are kept for milk, meat, and fiber production. The Zalawadi is of thernGujarati type and has erect corkscrew shaped horns. Zalawadi goats compromise 27.8% of the goatrnpopulation in Surendranagar. The goats are also known by the local name Tara akari.

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About Zhiwulin Black GoatsZhiwulin Black


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

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About Zhongwei GoatsZhongwei


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


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


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


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


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