The Alpine goat is a dairy goat. There are three subsets to the breed: ...more on Wikipedia about "Alpine (goat)"
The Alpine Ibex or Capra Ibex (which is commonly called by its German name, steinbock) is the species of Ibex that lives in the European Alps. Being an excellent climber, its habitat is the rocky region along the snowline above alpine forests. Spain's Capra pyrenaica and North Africa's Capra nubiana are very close relatives of the Alpine Ibex but are generally regarded as separate species. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alpine Ibex"
The angora goat is a goat from the Angora region in Asia Minor, near present-day Ankara. ...more on Wikipedia about "Angora goat"
Bill the Goat is the mascot of the United States Naval Academy. The mascot is a live goat and is also represented by a costumed midshipman. There is also a bronze statue of the goat just inside Gate 1, the main gate to the Academy grounds. This statue also plays a role in "Army Week" traditions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bill the Goat"
Black Bengal is common name of a species of goat. It is widely distributed throughout Bangladesh and northeastern India ( Assam and West Bengal). The predominant goat color is black; brown, gray and white are also found. The goat hair is short, soft and lustrous. The back is straight, legs are short, ears 11-14 cm in size and pointed forward. Both sexes have horns (5.8-11.5 cm), directed upward or sometimes backward. Beards are often observed in both sexes. The average height of an adult is 50 cm. The body being small, an adult buck's weight ranges from 16-18 kg and that of a doe, 12-14 kg. ...more on Wikipedia about "Black Bengal"
The Boer goat was developed in South Africa in the early 1900s for meat production. Their name is derived from the Dutch word " Boer" meaning farmer. The Boer goat was probably bred from the indigenous goats of the Namaqua Bushmen and the Bantu tribes, with some crossing of Indian and European bloodlines being possible. They were selected for meat rather than milk production; due to selective breeding and improvement, the Boer goat has a fast growth rate and 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. US production is centered in western Texas, particularly in and around Mills County and Tom Green County. The original US breeding stock came from herds located in New Zealand, only later where they imported directly from South Africa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Boer goat"
The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a domesticated subspecies of the Wild Goat of south-west Asia and eastern Europe. ...more on Wikipedia about "Domestic goat"
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A fainting goat is a breed of domestic goat whose external muscles freeze for roughly ten seconds when the goat is startled. Though painless, this generally results in the animal collapsing on its side. The characteristic is caused by a hereditary genetic disorder called myotonia congenita. Older goats sometimes learn to lean against something to prevent their falling over, and often they continue to run about in an awkward, stiff-legged shuffle. ...more on Wikipedia about "Fainting goat"
A goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ...more on Wikipedia about "Goat"
The Himalayan Tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus) is a large ungulate and a close relative to the wild goat, with its habitat in the rugged wooded hills and mountain slopes of the Himalaya from northern India to Tibet, They spend the summers grazing in high pastures, then come down the mountains and form mixed-sex herds in the winter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Himalayan Tahr"
An ibex, also called steinbock, is a type of wild mountain goat with large recurved horns that are transversely ridged in front. Ibex are found in Eurasia and North Africa. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ibex"
A Judas Goat is a term used to describe a trained goat used at a slaughterhouse and in general animal herding. The Judas goat is trained to associate with sheep or cattle, leading them to a specific destination. In stockyards, a Judas goat will lead sheep to slaughter, while its own life is spared. Judas goats are also used to lead other animals to specific pens and on to trucks. The term Judas Goat is derived from a biblical reference to Judas Iscariot. ...more on Wikipedia about "Judas goat"
The Kiko goat was first bred in New Zealand from wild goats, that where the descendants of goats brought to New Zealand by the British. They are raised for meat production. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kiko goat"
The Kri-kri (Capra aegagrus creticus), sometimes called the Cretan goat, Agrimi, or Cretan Ibex, was considered a subspecies of Wild Goat. The Kri-kri is a large ungulate native to the Eastern Mediterranean, now found only on the island of Crete, Greece and three small islands just offshore ( Dia, Thodorou and Agii Pandes). ...more on Wikipedia about "Kri-kri" The Ultimate http://www.shortopedia.com Machine. shortopedia
LaMancha is a type of goat noted for its lack of or much reduced external ears. The La Mancha breed is medium in size, and is also noted for a generally calm, quiet and gentle temperament, good butterfat content to the milk and good production. For those who can look beyond the apparent lack of ears (they do have functioning ears and hear as well as any goat), this breed is an excellent choice for someone who wants just one or two milkers or commercial dairy operations alike. ...more on Wikipedia about "La Mancha (goat)"
The Markhor (Capra falconeri) is a goat-antelope found in sparse woodland in the Western Himalayas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Markhor"
The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature dairy goat breed of West African ancestry, developed in the United States. Fully-grown animals range from 16-22 inches tall at the shoulder, and weigh 60-80 pounds- about the size of a Labrador retriever. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nigerian Dwarf (goat)"
The Nubian goat is a goat that originated in Africa. It is large in size and carries more flesh than other dairy breeds. This makes it a very useful dual purpose animal. The Nubian breed leads the way for the dairy breeds in butterfat production: it produces on average, 5% or more butterfat content. This is surpassed only by the Nigerian Dwarf , Pygmy goat and Boer goat breeds, which are less likely to be used for large scale milk production, as for a dairy or cheese making. Because of the higher fat content, the Nubian milk has a better flavor than lower fat milks. Milk production is lower than the Saanen goat and Alpine breeds. Nubians are the most popular breed in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nubian goat"
The Oberhasli is a goat from the eponymous district of the Canton of Berne ( Switzerland). Oberhaslis are red-reddish brown in color with a black dorsal stripe, legs, belly, and face. Occasionally a black Oberhasli appears as a result of recessive genes. Black does are acceptable, black bucks are not and cannot be registered. The breed is smaller in size than the other standard sized (i.e. full sized dairy goats) breeds, and production is also lower. Temperament tends to be quiet and sweet natured but alert, with vocalizing along the lines of the Alpine breeds. ...more on Wikipedia about "Oberhasli (goat)"
The Portuguese Ibex Capra pyrenaica lusitanica (an extinct subspecies of Spanish ibex). This mountain goat that inhabited old the north mountainous zones of Portugal, Galicia, Asturias and western Cantabria. In size and colouration it was much like the Spanish animals, though inclining towards brown rather than black markings. Its horns were strikingly different from any of the other Iberian subspecies. They were only half the length of the Pyrenean Ibex (about 51cm or 20in.), but were almost twice as wide and, consequently, much closer together at their base. ...more on Wikipedia about "Portuguese Ibex"
Pygmy goats are small in stature weighing about 35-50 lb (23–34 kg) for females and about 40-60 lb (27–39 kg) for males. First imported into the United States in the 1950s from Africa, these small goats are popular for pets and exhibition, although they produce a large quantity of milk for their size and can be eaten, pygmy goats are not typically used for the production of milk or meat, unlike larger dairy and meat goat breeds. Pygmy goats tend to be hardier and breed more throughout the year than either dairy or meat goats. As browsers, goats are similar to deer and enjoy variety in their diet, including woody plants in it. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pygmy goat"
The Pygora goat, a cross between the pygmy goat and the angora goat, is a breed that produces beautiful cashmere fiber (wool or coat), but with the smaller size of the pygmy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pygora Goat"
The Pyrenean Ibex Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica (one of the two extinct subspecies of Spanish ibex) once ranged across the Pyrenees and near zones, like the Basque country, Navarre or nord Catalonia. A few hundred years ago they were numerous, but by 1900 their numbers were reduced to less than one hundred. Moreover, since 1910, their numbers have never risen above 40, and the species were found only in a small part of Ordesa ( Huesca, Spain). ...more on Wikipedia about "Pyrenean Ibex"
Saanen goats. The Saanen breed is white in color and the largest of the dairy breeds. Does typically weigh 150 lb (68 kg) or more, with bucks weighing over 200 lb (91 kg). The Saanen breed also produces the most milk (as a breed- there will be good and poor individuals in any breed) and tends to have a lower butterfat content, about 2.5%-3%. The Sannen temperament is as a rule, calm and mild mannered. ...more on Wikipedia about "Saanen goat"
The Iberian or Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica) is a type of ibex that had four subspecies. Two subspecies can still be found on the Iberian peninsula, but two others are extinct. The Portuguese subspecies became extinct in 1892 and the Pyrenean subspecies became extinct on January 6, 2000. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spanish ibex" It must be www.shortopedia.com.
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