Goat Breeds

Spring Rose the Geep: a Goat-Sheep Hybrid
June 22, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Sheep have 54 chromosomes while goats have 60. Because of this difference in the number of chromosomes, their offspring rarely survive to birth and are usually aborted.

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Boer Goats: Beyond the Meat
June 20, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Boers are one of the best-known meat breeds, but they are significantly more than that as well.

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Miniature Goat Breeds: What Exactly Makes a Goat Miniature?
May 21, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Miniature goat breeds are small lines developed from larger parent breeds or from crossing a larger breed with a dwarf goat. It’s important to know how large your teacup goat will be full grown.

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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
May 21, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Over the course of our fiber goat experience, people insist we are raising sheep and not goats. When Pygoras are in full fleece, they look like wooly sheep. The fiber is soft and blends beautifully with other wool.

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Breed Profile: Finnish Landrace Goat
May 19, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Finnish Landrace goat has ancient origins in Finland. This rare goat breed is hardy, well adapted to a cold climate, and a highly productive milker.

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Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
May 18, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Poitou goats are known in France as native to the Marais Poitevin, in the ancient province of Poitou, western France. A popular legend claims that goats were left by Arab warriors after their defeat in 732 at the battle of Poitiers.

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Breed Profile: Old Irish Goats
May 17, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

Add to Favorites Breed: Old Irish Goats Origin: Settlers brought cold weather goats to Ireland in the Neolithic age, approximately 5,000 years ago. This line of goats had slowly adapted, …

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Breed Profile: San Clemente Island Goats
May 16, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

San Clemente Island goats are a critically-endangered landrace goat from California. They have a unique gene pool, descended from Creole goats imported to the Americas in the 1500s.

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Alpine Goat Breed Spotlight

The Alpine goat is also referred to as the French Alpine and registration papers for this dairy goat use both designations and they are synonymous. The Alpine goat is a medium- to large-size animal, alertly graceful, and the only breed with upright ears that offers all colors and combinations of colors giving them distinction and individuality.

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Breed Profile: Toggenburg Goat
April 24, 2022 · · Goat Breeds

The Toggenburg goat is a Swiss dairy goat of long-standing reputation. Although smaller than most dairy breeds, she yields well and has great conformation and character.

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