Goat Breeds

Breed Profile: Poitou Goat
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: Poitou goat, Poitevine goat, or Poitevin goat. In French, the female is chèvre Poitevine, while the male is bouc Poitevin. Origin: Poitou goats are known in France as native …

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Icelandic Goat: Conservation Through Farming
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

A passionate young woman and her family battle against cultural and legal obstacles to save a unique and endearing rare goat breed, the Icelandic goat. Her animals starred in a …

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Breed Profile: French Alpine Goats
March 14, 2019 · · Goat Breeds

Breed: French Alpine Goats Origin: A landrace in the Swiss Alps, this hardy, agile breed adapted well to the rocky, dry landscape, extremes of temperature, and scarcity of vegetation. In …

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Raising Mohair Goat Breeds for Fiber
March 14, 2019 · · 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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Historical Background of Alpine Goats

Goats, including Alpine goats, are believed to be the first animal domesticated by man. Bones of goats have been found in caves along with evidence of human inhabitation of those caves.

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Toggenburg Goat Breed Spotlight

Toggenburg goats are a durable goat breed that have stood the test of time. The Toggenburg goat originated in the Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland and is known as the oldest breed of dairy goat.

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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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