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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

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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