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Altai Mountain
American Cashmere
Anatolian Black
Argentata dell'Etna
Auckland Island
Australian Cashmere
Belgian Fawn
Bionda dell'Adamello
Black Bengal
British Alpine
Brown Shorthair
Canary Island
Chamois Colored
Chengde Polled
Chengdu Brown
Cilentana Fulva
Ciociara Grigia
Daera Din Panah
Danish Landrace
Dutch Landrace
Dutch Toggenburg
Finnish Landrace
Golden Guernsey
Grigia Molisana
Grisons Striped
Hexi Cashmere
Hungarian Improved
Jining Grey
Kalahari Red
Kri Kri
Massif Central
Mini Oberhasli
Miniature Silky Fainting
Murgese di Foggia
Myotonic (Wooden Leg)
Nigerian Dwarf
Pedula della Valtellina
Pezzata Rossa
Red Boar
Red mediterranean
Russian White
Sable Saanen
San Clemente Island
Selvatica di Galite
Selvatica di Joura
Selvatica di Samotracia
Swedish Landrace
Tennessee Fainting
Uzbek Black
Valais Blackneck
Valle dei Mocheni
Valle del Chiese
Valle di Fiemme
West African Dwarf
White Shorthaired
Yemen Mountain
Zhiwulin Black

Goat Breeds

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 300 distinct breeds of goat and there are more than 924 million live goats in the world.

Female goats are referred to as "does" or "nannies", intact males as "bucks" or "billies", and their offspring are "kids". Castrated males are "wethers". Goat meat from younger animals is called "kid" or cabrito (Spanish), and from older animals is simply known as "goat" or sometimes called chevon (French), or in some areas "mutton" (which more often refers to adult sheep meat).

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Alpine - Breeds of GoatAlpine

Photo from NZ Dairy Goat Breeders Association
Alpine goats, sometimes referred to as the Alpine Dairy, are hardy medium-sized milking goats. 

Alpine goats are originally from the French Alps. Alpine goats can range from white or gray to brown and black. 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 are hardy, adaptable milk goats that thrive in almost any climate wh ...

Alpine Breeds of Livestock

Altai Mountain - Breeds of GoatAltai 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 ...

Altai Mountain Breeds of Livestock

American Cashmere - Breeds of GoatAmerican Cashmere

In the 1970s Wild goats from Australia were crossed with Spanish meat goats living in the American southwest and after years of selective breeding, American Cashmere Goats were developed.

American cashmere goats are still considered rare, but the North America herd is increasing in size.

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

American Cashmere Breeds of Livestock

Anatolian Black - Breeds of GoatAnatolian 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.

Anatolian Black Breeds of Livestock

Angora - Breeds of GoatAngora

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The Angora goat is a breed of domestic goat named for Ankara,Turkey, historically known as Angora. 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 a ...

Angora Breeds of Livestock

Appenzell - Breeds of GoatAppenzell

Appenzell goats have pure white coats with mid-length hair. They have a well-built body with powerful and well positioned legs. They are hornless and their height ranges from 70 to 80 cm and  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 t ...

Appenzell Breeds of Livestock

Arapawa - Breeds of GoatArapawa

Photo taken on Arapawa Island by Michael Trotter in 1978
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 ...

Arapawa Breeds of Livestock

Argentata dell'Etna - Breeds of GoatArgentata dell'Etna

Photo www.assonapa.com
Argentata dell'Etna, or "Silver Etna", Goats are from Etna and Peloritani (Sicily), Ital. 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 ap ...

Argentata dell'Etna Breeds of Livestock

Aspromonte - Breeds of GoatAspromonte

Photo Source: Agraria.org
Aspromonte Goats come from the Aspromonte mountains (Reggio Calabria province, Italy). They belong to the group of the Mediterranean European goats. They are bred for both milk and meat.

Males are 73 cm high at the withers and weight 64kg. Females are 69 cm high and weight 43 kg. Their coat is usually red, but their heads may be brown, black and white, red and white or red and brown and belted coat. Their skin is the same color as their coat.

Content and Photo Source: Agraria.org.

Aspromonte Breeds of Livestock

Auckland Island - Breeds of GoatAuckland Island

Captured goat on Auckland Island 1987
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 gazetted 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.

Auckland Island Breeds of Livestock

Australian Cashmere - Breeds of GoatAustralian 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 animals 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. ...

Australian Cashmere Breeds of Livestock

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Bagot - Breeds of GoatBagot

For several hundred years bagot goats have lived semi-wild at Blithfield 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 wh ...

Bagot Breeds of Livestock

Barbari - Breeds of GoatBarbari

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

Barbari Breeds of Livestock

Beetal - Breeds of GoatBeetal

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 ...

Beetal Breeds of Livestock

Belgian Fawn - Breeds of GoatBelgian 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 Oberhasli goats.

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.

Belgian Fawn Breeds of Livestock

Benadir - Breeds of GoatBenadir

Benadir goats are found in the Webi Shibeli region of southern Somalia. They ae used for both meat and milk production. They are often red or black spotted and have lop ears.

Benadir Breeds of Livestock

Bhuj - Breeds of GoatBhuj

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.

Bhuj Breeds of Livestock

Bilberry - Breeds of GoatBilberry

Bilberry goats are a unique breed of feral goatsthat are believed to have lived in one herd on Bilberry Rock inWaterford 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.

Bilberry Breeds of Livestock

Bionda dell'Adamello - Breeds of GoatBionda dell'Adamello

Photo: www.agraria.org
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 ...

Bionda dell'Adamello Breeds of Livestock

Black Bengal - Breeds of GoatBlack 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 ...

Black Bengal Breeds of Livestock

Boer - Breeds of GoatBoer

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Boer Goat were developed in South Africa as a meat goat. Their name is derived from the Afrikaansword "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 ...

Boer Breeds of Livestock

Booted - Breeds of GoatBooted

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

Booted Breeds of Livestock

Bormina - Breeds of GoatBormina

Photo Dr. Luigi Andrea Brambilla
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.

Bormina Breeds of Livestock

British Alpine - Breeds of GoatBritish 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 a ...

British Alpine Breeds of Livestock

Brown Shorthair - Breeds of GoatBrown 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 bel ...

Brown Shorthair Breeds of Livestock

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Canary Island - Breeds of GoatCanary 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.

Canary Island Breeds of Livestock

Caninde - Breeds of GoatCaninde

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.

Caninde Breeds of Livestock

Capestrina - Breeds of GoatCapestrina

Photo Di Marco Alessandro Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia
Capestrina Goats most likely originated on the Lepini, Ausoni and Aurunci mountain (Italian provinces of Rome, Frosinone, Latina, - Latium). Quite rarely Capestrine goat are bred, more often they are bred with Ciociare, Monticelliane goats and hybrids.

Males are 93-94 cm high at the withers and weight 85kg; females are 74-79 cm high and weight 46-53 kg. Their coat is black or seal black, their limbs are often light colored and some of them have a sort of pattern on their head. Both sexes have horns. They are mainly bred for ki ...

Capestrina Breeds of Livestock

Carpathian - Breeds of GoatCarpathian

Carpathian goats are from southeastern Europe (including Romania and Poland) and are used for both meat and milk production. They typically have long hair and twisted horns. InRomania they are found in many colors, however the Carpathians found in Poland are usually white.

Carpathian Breeds of Livestock

Caserta - Breeds of GoatCaserta

Photo: Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia
Caserta Goats are from the Caserta Province of Italy. Their current population is unknown.

Content and Photo Source: Agraria.org.

Caserta Breeds of Livestock

Cashmere - Breeds of GoatCashmere

Acashmere goat is any breed of goat that produces cashmere wool. Cashmere wool is a goat's fine, soft, downy, winter undercoat used for commercial use.

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

In the 19th Century, a Scottish manufacturer, Joseph Dawson, developed the first mechanical method of ...

Cashmere Breeds of Livestock

Chamba - Breeds of GoatChamba

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.

Chamba Breeds of Livestock

Chamois Colored - Breeds of GoatChamois Colored

Chamois Colored Goats are dairy and meat goats from Switzerland. They are brown with black face-stripes, back stripe, belly, and legs. They are either horned or polled.

Chamois Colored Breeds of Livestock

Changthangi - Breeds of GoatChangthangi

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

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

Changthangi Breeds of Livestock

Chappar - Breeds of GoatChappar

Chappar Goats are small black meat goats from Pakistan. Their meat conformation is considered to be medium to good and they a fairly long hair coat.

Chappar Breeds of Livestock

Charnequeira - Breeds of GoatCharnequeira

Charnequeira goats are found in Portugal and they are raised for both meat and milk production. They are usually red but sometimes they are pied. Some are polled and some have wide twisted lyre horns. 

Charnequeira Breeds of Livestock

Chengde Polled - Breeds of GoatChengde Polled

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

Chengde Polled Breeds of Livestock

Chengdu Brown - Breeds of GoatChengdu Brown

Chengdu Brown Goats are from the Sichuan Province of China. They are a prolific breed kept for meat and milk production. They are brown with a dark face and back stripes.

Chengdu Brown Breeds of Livestock

Chigu - Breeds of GoatChigu

Chigu Goats are from India. They are bred for cashmere and meat. They are white with long twisted horns.

Chigu Breeds of Livestock

Ciavenasca - Breeds of GoatCiavenasca

Photo: R.A.R.E.
Ciavenasca Goats belong to the alpine group of goats and are from Val Chiavenna (province of Sondrio – Lombardia, Italy) where they are commonly reared. They are very suitable to mountainous grazing.

They are 75-80 cm high at their withers. They are variously colored with a short hair coat. They are horned. 

They are a dairy breed, but they are reared for meat as well (kids and animals to the final stage). A typical by-product is “Viulìn de càvra de Ciavéna” from salted spiced thigh and s ...

Ciavenasca Breeds of Livestock

Cilentana Fulva - Breeds of GoatCilentana Fulva

Photo: www.consdabi.org
Cilentana Fulva are red goats are from southern Italy. They are known for its adaptation to the local marginal conditions (hills and arid soils). They are raised for milk and meat.

They are medium-sized. Males are 80 cm high at the withers and weight 55-60kg; females are 69 cm high and weight 40-45 kg.

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Cilentana Fulva Breeds of Livestock

Ciociara Grigia - Breeds of GoatCiociara Grigia

Photo: Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia
Ciociara Grigia, or “Two Women Grey”, Goats most likely are from Mount Ausoni and Aurunci, Italy; where a few are still bred. Their coat is plain silver grey, light and dark, long-haired with a grey skin. And they are found with or without horns. They are very good for milk and kid meat.

Content and Photo Source: Agraia.org.

Ciociara Grigia Breeds of Livestock

Corsica - Breeds of GoatCorsica

Corsican Goats are from the Frenchisland of Corsica. They are a long haired goat and they are kept primarily for milk production. They come in all colors.

Corsica Breeds of Livestock

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Daera Din Panah - Breeds of GoatDaera Din Panah

Dera Din Panah goats are from the Multan and Muzaffargarhdistricts of the Punjab province of Pakistan. They have a well-developed body 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 population was reported in 2006 as 142,403.

Daera Din Panah Breeds of Livestock

Damani - Breeds of GoatDamani

Damani Goats are milk goats found in the Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan districts in Pakistan.  They are medium sized with a mature weight of approximately 35 kg.  They typically have a long black hair coat with a tan head and legs. The daily average milk production from the does is 1.8 liters.

Damani Breeds of Livestock

Damascus - Breeds of GoatDamascus

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

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

A Damascusgoat named Qahr won the first prize for the "Most Beautiful Goat" title at the Mazayen al-Maaz competition in Riyadh on June 13, 2008.

Damascus Breeds of Livestock

Danish Landrace - Breeds of GoatDanish Landrace

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

At the beginning of the 20th century, many were crossed with goats from the German Harz region and Saanen. After world war II many Danish Landrace Goats were used as recipients for embryo transfer of Angora or Boer goats or for crossbreeding with Boer goats for meat production.

Today most Da ...

Danish Landrace Breeds of Livestock

Don - Breeds of GoatDon

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

They were discovered in 1933-34 by an expedition of the All-Union Institute of Sheep and Goat Husbandry that were studying goats in the former Lower Volga territory. 

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

Don goats are predominantly black ...

Don Breeds of Livestock

Duan - Breeds of GoatDuan

Duan Goats are from the Guangxi Province in used for meat production. They are black, white, or pied.

Duan Breeds of Livestock

Dutch Landrace - Breeds of GoatDutch Landrace

Dutch Landrace Goats are one of the original breeds found in the Netherlands, and they are related to other northwest European "Landrace" goat breeds. They are a medium sized, horned breed preferably with long hair. All colors are allowed except for the typical Toggenburg coloration.

In 1958 there were only two left. Those two were bred with very similar goats found in the area. Today the population has increased and there are over a thousand Dutch Landrace Goats kept by members of the L.F.N.L., the Dutch Breeders Associati ...

Dutch Landrace Breeds of Livestock

Dutch Toggenburg - Breeds of GoatDutch Toggenburg

Dutch Toggenburg Goats are milking goats that were developed in theNetherlands by crossing the native Dutch goats and Toggenburg goat.

Dutch Toggenburg Breeds of Livestock

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Erzgebirg - Breeds of GoatErzgebirg

Photo: Dr. Luigi Andrea Brambilla R.A.R.E. www.associazionerare.it
Erzgebirge (also known as Passeirer GebirgsziegeOr  Erzgebirgsziege) Goats are native to the Saxony Germany. Erzgebirge goats are polled and have a reddish brown coat with black stripes on the face, back, and legs. Primarily used for milking, the breed is critically endangered.

Erzgebirg Breeds of Livestock

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Fasana - Breeds of GoatFasana

Photo J. Errante Dipartimento Scienze Zootecniche di Torino Associazione RARE

Fasana, or Colombina, medium-sized goats are from Piedmont, Italy. In Austria, France, and Germany are called "Pavone".

Content and Photo source: Agraria.org.

Fasana Breeds of Livestock

Finnish Landrace - Breeds of GoatFinnish Landrace

Finnish Landrace goats are found primarily in western Finland are bred primarily for milk production. They are available both polled and horned. They are usually white but they are sometimes gray or pied.

Finnish Landrace Breeds of Livestock

Frontalasca  - Breeds of GoatFrontalasca

Photo source: Agraria.org.
Frontalasca Goats are from Frontale in Val Rezzalo, Italy. They are similar to Swiss Grigionese Goats. They are reared in the Valtellina, Val Malenco, Val Masino, and Valchiavenna, valleys.

They have a black coat with white steaks at the sides of their head, bosom, sub-caudal area, and at the limbs toes. They have medium length thick shiny hair and long sabre-shaped horns.

They are a dairy breed, but they are also reared for meat as well. A typical by-product is “Viulìn de càvra de Ciavéna” from salted spiced thig ...

Frontalasca  Breeds of Livestock

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Garganica - Breeds of GoatGarganica

Photo M. Martini Dip. Prod. Anim. Facoltà Medicina Veterinaria di Pisa
Garganica, or Fulva Lucchese, Goats represents the typical goat breed of the Ligurian Tuscan and Emilian Appennines, particularly in the provinces of Lucca (Tuscany) and Garfagnana. They were derived from cross-breeding of local animals with goats imported from western Europe, probably at the same time as the importation of Merino sheep that led to the formation of the Gentile di Puglia sheep breed.

Garganica medium-height goats are very elegant showy coats. Commonly they are brown, grey, or tawny colored. They have long flo ...

Garganica Breeds of Livestock

Girgentana - Breeds of GoatGirgentana

Photo di Salvatore Pipia / ISZS
Girgentana Goats are from Agrigento (also known as Girgenti), Sicily. At one point there were more than 30,000 Girgentana Goats in the hills and coastal zone of the province. However, today the registered population is under 500 goats.

Girgentana Goats have unique horns that twist into a spiral. They have a long beard and a primarily white coat with grey-brown hair around the head and throat. They produce high-quality milk.

Girgentana Breeds of Livestock

Goingeget - Breeds of GoatGoingeget

Goinget, or Göinge, goats originally from Sweden, are not bred for how much milk or meat they produce. Their breeding selection is quite random except for the efforts to not breed animals that are too closely related. This however is not an easy task since all Göinge goats come from the same two pregnant goats found in the area around Tyringe, south of Sweden. "The Society of the Peasantry Goat" or in Swedish: "Föreningen Allmogegeten" has created a gene bank so they can control the breeding of the Göinge Goat. 

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Goingeget Breeds of Livestock

Golden Guernsey - Breeds of GoatGolden Guernsey

The Golden Guernsey is a rare breed of goat from the Bailiwick of Guernsey on the Channel Islands. In 1965 the Golden Guernsey was exported to Great Britain and the English Golden Guernsey Club, later to become the

Golden Guernsey Breeds of Livestock

Grigia Molisana - Breeds of GoatGrigia Molisana

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Grigia Molisana are found in Italy; specifically the provinces of Campobasso and Isernia, Molise Region, especially in the town of Montefalcone nel Sannio. Most likely they are a composite of local breeds, Maltese, Garganica and Alpina.

They are medium sized. Females are 70-76 cm high at the withers and weigh 50-65 kg. They Uni colored: white, black, grey, also other colors. They are bred for milk and meat.

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Grigia Molisana Breeds of Livestock

Grisons Striped - Breeds of GoatGrisons Striped

The Grisons Striped is a tough goat breed from Switzerland and they feel right at home in the mountains. 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 not breeding them. In 1992 only twelve registered bucks remained! Luckily a group of concerned goat breeders have joined together and have taken the promotion of the breed by the hand. Above all else, they have devoted attention to milk production and the avoidance of inbre ...

Grisons Striped Breeds of Livestock

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Hailun - Breeds of GoatHailun

Hailun Goats are a dairy goat breed found in the Heilongjiang region of China. They are black, pied, grey brown, or yellow. They originated from Saanenand Toggenburggoats crossed with local goats.

Hailun Breeds of Livestock

Haimen - Breeds of GoatHaimen

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

Haimen Breeds of Livestock

Hasi - Breeds of GoatHasi

Hasi Goats are the larger mountain version of the Albanian Goats. They are from northeastern Albanian and they are bred for both milk and meat production. They are red and have lop ears.

Hasi Breeds of Livestock

Hejazi - Breeds of GoatHejazi

Hejazi Goats are meat goats from Arabia. They are usually black and long haired and used primarily for meat production.

Hejazi Breeds of Livestock

Hexi Cashmere - Breeds of GoatHexi Cashmere

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

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

In the 19th Century, a Scottish manufa ...

Hexi Cashmere Breeds of Livestock

Hongtong - Breeds of GoatHongtong

Hongtong Goats white milk goats that originated from Saanen goats crossed with local goats.

Hongtong Breeds of Livestock

Huaipi - Breeds of GoatHuaipi

Huai Goats are from Henan region China. They are usually white meat goats and they are found both horned and polled.

Huaipi Breeds of Livestock

Huaitoutala - Breeds of GoatHuaitoutala

The Huaitoutala Goat is a cashmere goat from Qinghai, China.

Huaitoutala Breeds of Livestock

Hungarian Improved - Breeds of GoatHungarian Improved

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

Hungarian Improved Breeds of Livestock

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Icelandic - Breeds of GoatIcelandic

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

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


Icelandic Breeds of Livestock

Irish - Breeds of GoatIrish

Irish Goats are long-haired goats from Ireland used for milk, meat, and skins. Although not native to Ireland, domesticated goats have long been raised in Ireland. In many areas feral populations have become established as a result of escapes or deliberate releases from captivity. Iris Goat populations have persisted in remote and rugged areas which they are ideally adapted - Irish Goats are nimble-footed on crags and precipitous cliffs. They range widely in colors; however, they are usually a mixture of grey, black, and brown. Both gend ...

Irish Breeds of Livestock

Istriana - Breeds of GoatIstriana

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Istriana Goats come from Istria (once belonging to Italy), and have been crossbred with alpine breeds. They are bred in the province of Gorizia, (in 1983 there were just over 100 heads). They have plain white coats and are a dairy and meat breed, the kids are slaughtered at 10-15 kg.

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Istriana Breeds of Livestock

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Jamnapari - Breeds of GoatJamnapari

Jamnapari (or Jamunapari) goats, ancestors of the American Nubian, originated in Indian and are bred for both milk and meat. Since 1953 they have been imported to Indonesia (popular as Etawa goat, and its mixture with a local goat called "PE", Peranakan Etawa or Etawa mix) where they have been a great success. The name is derived from the rivers Yamuna, Jamuna (West Bengal) and Jamuna (Bangladesh) of India and Bangladesh. In India there were an estimated 580,000 of the breed in the 1972, although less than 5000 were thought to be ...

Jamnapari Breeds of Livestock

Jining Grey - Breeds of GoatJining Grey

Jining Grey Goats are from the Shandong Province of China, where they are used for kid pelt and cashmere fiber production. They are known for the attractive wavy patterns of its kid-pelt.

Well-raised Does raised reached maturity at 3-4 months of age, and may give two kiddings a year, or three kiddings in two years. They are very prolific, with an average kidding rate of 294 percent.
Both genders have horns and carry a forelock. Their color patterns vary between black, white or black and white. They are a smal ...

Jining Grey Breeds of Livestock

Jonica - Breeds of GoatJonica

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Jonica Goats are a domestic goat from the province of Taranto, in southern Italy. It is thought that Jonica Goats originated from the crossing of local varieties with Maltese goats. Jonica Goats are one of the eight autochthonous Italian goat breeds for which a genealogical herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian national association of sheep-breeders.

In 2013 there were 232 registered Jonica Goats.

Jonica Breeds of Livestock

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Kaghani - Breeds of GoatKaghani

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

Kaghani Breeds of Livestock

Kalahari Red - Breeds of GoatKalahari Red

Kalahari Red goats are red meat goats from the Kalahari Desert in South Africa.

Kalahari Red Breeds of Livestock

Kalbian - Breeds of GoatKalbian

Kalbia goats are a meat goat from Australia.

Kalbian Breeds of Livestock

Kamori - Breeds of GoatKamori

Kamori goats are a popular breed of milk goats found in the districts of Dadu, Larkana and Nawab Shah in the Sind Province, Pakistan. They are famous because of their long ears and huge body, also for their unique color. A purebred Kamori goat has dark brown color with coffee or dark faun color small patches over its entire body.

Purebred Kamori goats are very expensive and rare. However farmers crossbred pure Kamori Goats with Patairee Goats, another famous breed found in Sindh province, and the resulting goat breed is ...

Kamori Breeds of Livestock

Kiko - Breeds of GoatKiko

Photo from Garrick Batten 1980s

Kiko Goats were bred in New Zealand for meat production. The Maori word “Kiko” means flesh or meat. The breed was developed by Garrick and Anne Batten of Nelson in the northern South Island. The Kiko breed was established by crossbreeding selected feral does with Anglo-Nubian, Toggenburg and Saanen bucks, with further cross-breeding in the second and third generations. After four generations of selective breeding – selection being on the grounds of survivability and growth rate in a hill country environment – a dramatic improvemen ...

Kiko Breeds of Livestock

Kinder - Breeds of GoatKinder

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

Kinder Breeds of Livestock

Kri Kri - Breeds of GoatKri Kri

The 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 and three small islands just offshore (Dia,Thodorou, and Agii Pantes).

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

Kri-kri Goats are not ...

Kri Kri Breeds of Livestock

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L'Aquila - Breeds of GoatL'Aquila

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L’Aquila Goats are from the province of L'Aquila, Italy. They are a composite of local breeds, Toggenburg from Switzerland, Alpine, Maltese and Girgentana. They are medium sized (males are 75-80 cm high at the withers and weight 70kg, females are 65-70 cm high and weigh 55-60 kg) . They are uni-colored: black, brown, white, also other colors. They produce 230-300 kg milk per lactation.

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L'Aquila Breeds of Livestock

LaMancha - Breeds of GoatLaMancha

LaMancha Goat originated in US state of Oregon by Mrs. Eula Frey. She combined short-eared goats of a type found not only in LaMancha, but throughout spain. LaMancha Goats have excellent dairy temperament and are an all-around sturdy animal that can withstand a great deal of hardship and still produce. Through official testing this breed has established itself in milk production with high butterfat.

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

The ...

LaMancha Breeds of Livestock

Lariana - Breeds of GoatLariana

Photo Luigi Brambilla
Lariana Goats, or the Goat of Livo, comes from the western side of Como Lake, from Livo valley, Italy. They belong to the European alpine Group of Goats. They are found in Italy across in western Lario and nearby areas.

Their coat is variously colored: plain–black, brown, red or yellow – or pied. Horns: present or absent, ibex-like or ‘markar’, that is, backwards and wide apart. Although their milk production is quite good, they are mainly reared for kids.

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Lariana Breeds of Livestock

Loashan - Breeds of GoatLoashan

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

Loashan Breeds of Livestock

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Majorera - Breeds of GoatMajorera

The Cabra Majorera or Fuerteventura Goat is a breed of dairy goat from the Canary Islands. Majorero cheese is made from its milk. Majorera Goats are a particularly strong breed, and they have been exported to Africa and Latin America.

Majorera Breeds of Livestock

Maltese - Breeds of GoatMaltese

Photo di Salvatore Pipia / ISZS

Maltese Goats are dairy goats from the east and central Mediterranean area. They originated in Asia Minor, and they get their name from the island of Malta, although the officially there are no pure-bred specimens of the breed in the Maltese islands They are raised mainly in southern Italy, and particularly in th ...

Maltese Breeds of Livestock

Massif Central - Breeds of GoatMassif Central

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

Massif Central Goats are large, stocky goats with generally long hair on their backs, thighs and under belly. Traditionally the animals without horns were preferred.

Massif Central Breeds of Livestock

Messinese - Breeds of GoatMessinese

Photo Istituto di Zootecnica Generale - Università di Palermo

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

The Messinese is one of the forty-three autochthonous Italian goat breeds of limited distribution for which a her ...

Messinese Breeds of Livestock

Mini Oberhasli - Breeds of GoatMini Oberhasli

Mini Oberhasli, also called an Oberian, and formally called Miniature Oberhasli, Goats are dairy goats that were created by 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 the privately owned Miniature Dairy Goat Association (MDGA) and The Miniature Goat Registry, which is a nonprofit corporation. The minimum height for does is 21 inches and 23 inches for bucks. Maximum height standards for purebreds are 28 inches for does and 30 ...

Mini Oberhasli Breeds of Livestock

Miniature Silky Fainting - Breeds of GoatMiniature Silky Fainting

Miniature Silky Fainting Goats are a small-sized breed of goat that are colorful and have long flowing coats and an abundance of facial hair such as bangs, beards and muffs on the cheeks, giving them a Silky Terrier-like appearance. They should be physically balanced and proportionate, with a sleek, elegant appearance. There is no minimum size for either sex, however, does ideally, should be 22.5 inches or under at the withers and must not exceed 23.5 inches. Bucks ideally should be 23.5 inches or under at the withers and must not exceed ...

Miniature Silky Fainting Breeds of Livestock

Montecristo - Breeds of GoatMontecristo

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Montecristo Goats, or the Goat of Montecristo, are spread across the isle of Montecristo (Tuscany, Italy). They are not local but they are derived from Roman goats of medieval times, then crossbred with domestic goats. They have now grown wild and no longer applied for production.

They have typical wild coat shading from light brown to varied reddish, bearing a pattern on the head and a dark dorsal line. They are short-haired and have well developed horns in both sexes.

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Montecristo Breeds of Livestock

Monticellana - Breeds of GoatMonticellana

Photo Di Marco Alessandro Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia
Monticellana Goats come from a goat present in Latium at the beginning of the XXth century, they are also called ‘Bianca Romana’. In the area of Monte San Biagio (Province of Latina – Latium) there are about thirty breeders owning one thousands heads.

They have white coats with white-rosy skin; both sexes bear horns. They are a rustic breed, reared either for milk (used to make cheese) or for meat (kids).

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Monticellana Breeds of Livestock

Mountain - Breeds of GoatMountain

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 in sub-alpine to alpine regions.

Both male and female mountain goats have beards, short tails, and long black horns which contain yearly growth rings. They are protected from the elements by their woolly white double coats. The fine, dense wool of their undercoats is covered by an outer layer of longer, hollow hairs. Mounta ...

Mountain Breeds of Livestock

Moxoto - Breeds of GoatMoxoto

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

Moxoto Breeds of Livestock

Murcia-Granada - Breeds of GoatMurcia-Granada

Murcia-Granada Goats originated in southeast Spain (Murcia, Almería, Granada, and Alicante). They are raised for high-performance and for its excellent milk production.

Murcia-Granada Goats are well adapted to the hot and dry conditions of the semiarid areas of southeastern Spain. They are the most productive domestic animal in that climate because of their ability to maintain a high milk production under less than ideal conditions. The Murcia-Granada flocks graze adverse terrain and feed on the by-products of the agro a ...

Murcia-Granada Breeds of Livestock

Murciana - Breeds of GoatMurciana

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

While they have shorter ears than many goat breed, Murciana Goats have an ear that is shaped like those of the Swiss breeds, such as Alpines, Oberhaslis, and Saanens. Murciana Goats are excellent milk producers. Their milk is especially rich in butterfat.

By the early 16th century, ...

Murciana Breeds of Livestock

Murgese di Foggia - Breeds of GoatMurgese di Foggia

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Murgese di Foggia Goats were from the province of Foggia, Italy. Most likely they are extinct.

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Murgese di Foggia Breeds of Livestock

Myotonic (Wooden Leg) - Breeds of GoatMyotonic (Wooden Leg)

Myotonic Goats, also known as Wooden Leg, Stiff Leg, or Tennessee Fainting Goats are one of the few goats that are indigenous to the U.S. There are two strains of this animal. Most of those found in Tennessee and the eastern U.S. are smaller. Most Texas herds tend to be somewhat larger, probably due to selective breeding for the meat market. In fact, some ranchers have renamed them Tennessee Meat Goats.

Myotonic Goats are often sold as pets because they are unique. Myotonic means when they are frightened or excited t ...

Myotonic (Wooden Leg) Breeds of Livestock

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Nachi - Breeds of GoatNachi

Nachi Goats are a meat goat that is found in the Jhang, Multan, and Muzaffargarh districts in the Punjab Province of India. They are medium sized and are black or brown. Their meat conformation is considered medium. They have short and rough hair, small twisted horns, and a dancing gait.

Nachi Breeds of Livestock

Napoletana - Breeds of GoatNapoletana

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Napoletana Goats are from Naples, Italy. Their numbers have decreased in the latest decades. Their coat is black with limited light red areas or dark red with lighter areas; short hair. They have small sickle-shaped horns. They used to be reared mainly for fresh milk. Kids slaughter at 9-12 kg.

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Napoletana Breeds of Livestock

Nicastrese - Breeds of GoatNicastrese

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Nicastrese Goats come from Nicastro area, which today is Lamezia Terme, Italy, at the foot of Mount Reventino. They are bred in the province of Catanzaro and because of its good economic features they have spread to nearby provinces.

They have a black coat with white bosom and limbs, as well as part of the head and possibly the sides; long smooth hair in females, tougher in males. Their horns are usually present in both sexes. They are reared for both milk and meat.

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Nicastrese Breeds of Livestock

Nigerian Dwarf - Breeds of GoatNigerian Dwarf

Nigerian Dwarf Goats are miniature dairy goats from West African. They were originally brought to the United States on ships as food for large cats such as lions, the survivors originally lived in zoos. Nigerian Dwarf goats are popular as pets and family milkers due to their easy maintenance and small stature. However, because of their high butterfat, they are also used by some dairies to make cheese.

Nigerian Dwarf Goats are registered by the American Dairy Goat Association, the American Goat Society, and the Nigerian Dw ...

Nigerian Dwarf Breeds of Livestock

Nigora - Breeds of GoatNigora

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

Nigora Goats originated in the United States in the early 1990s. Early Nigoras contained a mixture of Nigerian Dwarf, white and colored Angora goat bloodlines, as well as some small grade fiber goat breeding; today's Nigoras may also contain the bloodlines of registered Swiss type Mini Dairy bree ...

Nigora Breeds of Livestock

Norwegian - Breeds of GoatNorwegian

Norwegian Goats are, yes you guessed it, from Norway! They are a long-haired goat and they are used for both milk and meat the production. They are gray, blue, white, or pied.

Norwegian Breeds of Livestock

Nubian - Breeds of GoatNubian

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The Nubian, or Anglo Nubian, is an all-purpose goat, useful for meat, milk and hide production. Nubian goats are known for the high butterfat content of their milk, 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, Arabia, and India were long-legged, hardy goats that had some characteristics desired by goat breeders in England. English breeders crossed these imported bucks with the common short-haired do ...

Nubian Breeds of Livestock

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Oberhasli - Breeds of GoatOberhasli

Oberhasli Goats are a medium-sized dairy goat. Oberhasli Goatsare Chamoisee- colored, ranging from light to a deep red bay with black facial stripes, muzzle and forehead. Oberhaslis can also be black in color.

Oberhasli are a modern American breed of dairy goat. They derive from a subtype of goat from the Oberhasli district of the Bernese Oberland in central Switzerland. All purebred members of the breed descend from five chamois-colored Goats imported to the United States in 1936. A breeder's association, the Oberhasli ...

Oberhasli Breeds of Livestock

Orobica - Breeds of GoatOrobica

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

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

At the end of 2013 the registered population was only 274 ...

Orobica Breeds of Livestock

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Peacock - Breeds of GoatPeacock

The Peacock (German: Pfauenziege) Goat breed from the cantons of Graubünden and Upper Tessin in Switzerland is used for the production of milk. There is little known about the origin of the peacock goat. The discovery of the peacock goat was in 1887. The name given to it after the discovery was the striped goat, but due to a reporter's spelling error, the goat was known as the peacock goat. The peacock goat also goes by the names of the gray-black goat, the gray-black-white mountain goat, and razza naz. The peacock goat is predominan ...

Peacock Breeds of Livestock

Pedula della Valtellina - Breeds of GoatPedula della Valtellina

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Pedula della Valtellina are medium-large Goats from Valtellina, Valmalenco, and Valchiavenna Italy. They have feature Alpine Goats. They are a dairy goat with a gentle temperament.

Their coat is made up of short thick beige hair shading to grey and peculiar black streaks on the head and on the toes, in the sub-caudal area and on the breastbone. Tthere are two types: the classical type with black chamois shades and a second type (Mogna) with white or whitish shades. They have sabre-shaped horns in both sexes.

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Pedula della Valtellina Breeds of Livestock

Pezzata Rossa - Breeds of GoatPezzata Rossa

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Pezzata Rossa Goats most likely are related to Neapolitan Goats. They are a dairy goat and they are found around a vast area in many provinces of Campania, Italy. Their coat is usually red pied with irregular edges. Sometimes they have a white face mask. Both sexes bear horns. 

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Pezzata Rossa Breeds of Livestock

Philippine - Breeds of GoatPhilippine

There are two varieties of Philippine goats raised 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-haired horned variety which is black or brown and may have a white belt. These goats are thought to have originated from the Katjang breed.

Philippine Breeds of Livestock

Poitou - Breeds of GoatPoitou

Poitou goats are a rare dairy breed from western France. They are usually polled and have long hair coats. They are black-brown with a pale underbelly and legs.

Poitou Breeds of Livestock

Pomellata - Breeds of GoatPomellata

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Pomellata Goats are from the Campania region of Italy.

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Pomellata Breeds of Livestock

Potenza - Breeds of GoatPotenza

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Potenza Goats, or Capra di Potenza “Power Goats”, are from the Potenza, Province of Italy. They are derived from local breeds (Cilentana, Garganica and probably Girgentana Goats). They are adapted to the local environment (hills, where arid soils are predominant).

They uni colored: grey, black, brown, also other colors. They have large horns. They produce 300-350 kg milk per lactation.

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Potenza Breeds of Livestock

Pygmy - Breeds of GoatPygmy

Pygmy Goats were originally called the Cameroon Dwarf Goat since they originated in the former French Cameroon area. They are mostly found in West African countries. Similar forms of Pygmy goats also are found across northern Africa, southern western African countries, and in east Africa.

The Cameroon goats were exported from Africa to zoos in Sweden and Germany where they were on display as exotic animals. The first Pygmys probably arrived in the United States in 1959 from Sweden.

Pygmy goats have a full coat of stra ...

Pygmy Breeds of Livestock

Pygora - Breeds of GoatPygora

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

Pygoras were developed by Katharine Jorgensen in Oregon. The Pygora Breeders Association (PBA) was formed in 1987 and maintains the registry herd book. All Pygoras come from registered parents and can trace their lineage back ...

Pygora Breeds of Livestock

Pyrenean - Breeds of GoatPyrenean

Pyrenean Goats are from the Pyrenees of France and Spain and the Cantabrian Mountains of Spain. They are bred for both milk and meat production. They are usually dark brown or black with a paler belly and feet. The Pyrenean can be either polled or horned and usually has long hair.

Pyrenean Breeds of Livestock

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Qinshan - Breeds of GoatQinshan

Qinshan Goats are black goats from Jining, Shandon, China. They are raised for their pelts. 

Qinshan Breeds of Livestock

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Red Boar - Breeds of GoatRed Boar

Red Boar Goats are a meat goat from South Africa. They also are used as pets.

Red Boar Breeds of Livestock

Red mediterranean - Breeds of GoatRed mediterranean

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Red Mediterranean, or Rosa Mediterranea, Goats originally came from central-eastern Mediterranean, particularly Syria. They have a reddish-brown coat. They are mainly bred for milk for making cheese.

Rossa Mediterranea, or Derivata di Siria, Goats are from the Mediterranean island of Sicily, in southern Italy. They were derived from Siria or Mambrina, Goats. They are raised mainly in Sicily, but also in Basilicata and Calabria in southern mainland Italy.

Rossa Mediterranea Goats are a milk breed. Their milk production ...

Red mediterranean Breeds of Livestock

Repartida - Breeds of GoatRepartida

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

Repartida Breeds of Livestock

Roccaverano - Breeds of GoatRoccaverano

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Roccaverano Goats are considered an autochthonous breed of Alta Langa Val Bormida, Italy, and the most diffuse goat breed in that area; most likely it belongs to the Alpine group of Goats.

They have long-haired coat with a great variety of colors (beige, black, white or brown) either plain or pied. Usually they do not have horns. Mainly they are used to produce milk used to make Robiola of Roccaverano cheese.

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Roccaverano Breeds of Livestock

Rove - Breeds of GoatRove

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

Rove Goats are primarily characterized by its long twisted horns. They can reach nearly 4 ft in length. The goats have a smooth coat often in red or black, but also in ash gray, red speckle ...

Rove Breeds of Livestock

Russian White - Breeds of GoatRussian White

Russian White Goats are, unsurprisingly, white goats from Russia. They are dairy goats derived from the selective breeding ofSaanenand Toggenburg goatsimported from Switzerland, crossed with various native goat breeds of the former USSR.

Hairy goats, of the Saanen and Toggenburg breeds, have been imported periodically from Switzerland and other European countries; these breed undoubtedly contributed much to the formation of various groups and varieties of goats specialized in milk production. In addition, people in both the E ...

Russian White Breeds of Livestock

Rustica - Breeds of GoatRustica

Photo CNR
Rustica Calabrese Goats are an Italian breed reared in the province of Cosenza (Calabria). They have heterogeneous features; probably they have been mixed with Maltese and Garganica Goats. After rearing in the mountains, they are brought to lower altitudes during the winter.

Their coat is variously colored, white, brown or black; with or without horns. They are used for both milk and meat production (kids slaughter at 6-7 kg).

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Rustica Breeds of Livestock

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Saanen - Breeds of GoatSaanen

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

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

Saanens are white or light c ...

Saanen Breeds of Livestock

Sable Saanen - Breeds of GoatSable Saanen

Photo from NZ Dairy Goat Breeders Association
Sable Saanen Goats are descended from Saanen goats brought to America by Europeans. In 2005, the Sable was recognized as a separate breed. Before they were recognized as a separate breed, they were often culled. They are color variations of Saanens due to a recessive gene; they are sometimes referred "the Saanens in party clothes".

Sables can come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, and grey. They may have white colorings, but are not permitted to be solid white, as that would be no different from a normal Saanen. ...

Sable Saanen Breeds of Livestock

Sahelian - Breeds of GoatSahelian

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

Sahelian Goats belong to the Savanna group of goats with many types and subtypes raised in the Saharan and sub-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 weight about 55-75 pounds, height in withers 65-7 ...

Sahelian Breeds of Livestock

Salerno - Breeds of GoatSalerno

Photo: CNR
Salerno Goats are from Salerno province of Italy. They are uni-colored black or brown. They yield 250 kg per lactation.

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Salerno Breeds of Livestock

San Clemente Island - Breeds of GoatSan Clemente Island

San Clemente Island Goats are derived from feral goats isolated on San Clemente Island, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of California. They are thought to be descended from goats brought to the island by Spanish missionaries and settlers; breeds such as the La Blanca Celtiboras, the La Castellana Extremenas, and later the more common dairy and meat goats of Spain, the Malaguenas and Murcianas.

The U.S. Navy became responsible for the island in 1934. Hunting and trapping were allowed, but in 1972, when a survey conclude ...

San Clemente Island Breeds of Livestock

Sarda - Breeds of GoatSarda

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Sarda Goats are from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, off the west coast of central Italy. They are raised throughout the island, particularly in the provinces of Cagliari and Nuoro. They are an ancient breed that has been influenced by theMaltese goat.

Sarda Goats are of medium build, long-necked, and deep-chested. The does have well-developed udders. The breed is particularly hardy and well-suited to being raised in a wild or semi-wild state in tou ...

Sarda Breeds of Livestock

Savanna - Breeds of GoatSavanna

Photo by <a href = /Ranches/Details.asp?ID=3851&DetailType=Dam&CurrentPeopleID=2097>Griffin Sport Horses</a>
Savanna Goats are high-quality meat goats that were developed from native South African goats.

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

Savanna Goats were developed from these white Boer goats by the ...

Savanna Breeds of Livestock

Screziata - Breeds of GoatScreziata

Photo Mr G. Catillo CONSDABI
Screziata Goats are from the Campania region of Italy   

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Screziata Breeds of Livestock

Selvatica di Galite - Breeds of GoatSelvatica di Galite

Some exemplary Selvatica di Galite Goats are raised near the ConSDABI (Consortium for Experimentation, Divulgation and Application of Innovative Biotechniques), Circello, Benevento. 

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Selvatica di Galite Breeds of Livestock

Selvatica di Joura - Breeds of GoatSelvatica di Joura

Some exemplary Selvatica di Joura Goats are raised near the ConSDABI (Consortium for Experimentation, Divulgation and Application of Innovative Biotechniques), Circello, Benevento.

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Selvatica di Joura Breeds of Livestock

Selvatica di Samotracia - Breeds of GoatSelvatica di Samotracia

Some exemplary Selvatica di Samotracia Goats are raised near the ConSDABI (Consortium for Experimentation, Divulgation and Application of Innovative Biotechniques), Circello, Benevento.

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Selvatica di Samotracia Breeds of Livestock

Sempione - Breeds of GoatSempione

Photo archivio RARE
Sempione Goats are an autochthonous Goats from Alta Ossola, Italy. They are at serious risk of extinction (fewer than 100 heads). Suitable to mountainous rearing.

Their coat is white, sometimes brown, with long hair all over the body. They have a beard and well developed horns that turn backwards in males, shorter in females. These goats are reared for kids of about 10-12 kg.

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Sempione Breeds of Livestock

Somali - Breeds of GoatSomali

Somali Goats are found in Somalia and northeast Kenya. They are used primarily for meat production. They have short ears and hair, usually white but sometimes with spots or patches. Both males and females have horns, although females are often polled. The goats are drought tolerant and, when milked, can each yield one to three kilograms of milk daily, even when access to water is limited.

Somali Breeds of Livestock

Spanish - Breeds of GoatSpanish

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

Around the 16th century, Spanish ...

Spanish Breeds of Livestock

SRD - Breeds of GoatSRD

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

SRD Breeds of Livestock

Stiefelgeiss - Breeds of GoatStiefelgeiss

Stiefelgeiss Goats is a meat goat from the highlands of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Their population is currently less than one thousand.

Both male and female Stiefelgeiss goats have horns. Their coats range from a light greyish brown to a dark reddish color. The animals are not excessively shaggy, but on the animals' hind end, long beard hairs, called "Mänteli," grow much longer and often are of a different color from the rest of the coat. Some members of the breed display long, beard-like hairs on the chin.

Stiefelgeiss Breeds of Livestock

Surati - Breeds of GoatSurati

Surati goats are a popular milk goat breed from India. They are white and medium sized. Their ears are of medium size and both females and males have tiny horns.

Surati Breeds of Livestock

Swedish Landrace - Breeds of GoatSwedish Landrace

Swedish Landracegoats are from northern Sweden. They are used for milk production, which is used to make cheese.

Swedish Landrace Breeds of Livestock

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Tauernsheck - Breeds of GoatTauernsheck

Tauernsheck goats are from Austria and are for the milk production. They are a very rare breed of goats derived from the Austrian Landrace and Pinzgauer goat breeds.

Tauernsheck Breeds of Livestock

Tavolara - Breeds of GoatTavolara

Photo Riccardo Fortina www.associazionerare.it
Capra di Tavolara are brown goats from the island of Tavolara, Italy. They are related the wild goats.

Some exemplary of this race are raised near the ConSDABI (Consortium for Experimentation, Divulgation and Application of Innovative Biotechniques), Circello, Benevento.

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Tavolara Breeds of Livestock

Tennessee Fainting - Breeds of GoatTennessee Fainting

Please see Myotonic Goats.

Tennessee Fainting Breeds of Livestock

Teramo - Breeds of GoatTeramo

Photo CNR
Teramo are dairy goats are from the hills of the Teramo province, Italy. They are uni-colored: predominantly grey but other colors are possible. 

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Teramo Breeds of Livestock

Thuringian - Breeds of GoatThuringian

Thuringian Goats are a variety of dairy German goat found in Thüringen, eastern Germany. They were developed from Toggenburg, Harzerziege, Rhönziege, and Thüringer Landziege goats around 1885. In the early 1900s Swiss Toggenburg, Harzerziege, and Rhönziege were introduced and Swiss Toggenburg was used again in 1988.

They are chocolate-brown with white markings on head and legs, a light face mask and white flash on the rump. They may be either polled or horned. Adult males weigh on average 55 kg and females 48 kg with an averag ...

Thuringian Breeds of Livestock

Toggenburg - Breeds of GoatToggenburg

Photo from NZ Dairy Goat Breeders Association
Toggenburg Goats are a Swiss dairy goat from Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland. They are considered to be the oldest known dairy goat breed. They are medium size, sturdy, vigorous, and alert in appearance.   Toggenburg goat hair is short or medium in length, soft, fine, and lying flat. Its color is solid varying from light fawn to dark chocolate with no preference for any shade. They are also found with white ears with dark spot in middle; two white stripes down the face from above each eye to the muzzle; hind legs white f ...

Toggenburg Breeds of Livestock

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Uzbek Black - Breeds of GoatUzbek Black

Uzbek Goats are from Uzbekistan and are used for the production of mohair. They were developed by the mating of predominantly white first and second generation crossbred females with purebred white Angora males resulted in the appearance of 1-2% of black kids.

After 4-5 years, there were already several hundred black wool goats; they were gathered into one herd and females were mated only to black males. Such mating produced in the first year 64% and in the second 74% of black kids; others were white, tan, grey, etc. L ...

Uzbek Black Breeds of Livestock

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Valais Blackneck - Breeds of GoatValais Blackneck

Valais Blackneck Goats are a meat and dairy breed found in 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.

Valais Blackneck Breeds of Livestock

Valdostana - Breeds of GoatValdostana

Valdostana Goats are similar to the Alpine Goats in some respects, but they are different in the size, the square-built shape and even more in the powerful horns that are present in the females as well. They may come from hybrids between Goats and Ibex. They are perfectly adapted to the mountain environment.

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Valdostana Breeds of Livestock

Valfortorina - Breeds of GoatValfortorina

Photo www.consdabi.org
Valfortorina Goats are from the Benevento Province of southern Italy. They are a composite of local breeds and Maltese, Garganica and Alpine Goats. They are well adapted to their arid hilly environment. They are multi-colored (red, white). They are used for milk and meat production.

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Valfortorina Breeds of Livestock

Valle dei Mocheni - Breeds of GoatValle dei Mocheni

Photo Michele Corti - www.assonapa.com
Valle dei Mocheni Goats are from the area of Bersntol (valle dei Mocheni), in the Trento Province, northern Italy.

They come in various colors; often have irregular markings and Swiss markings. They are bred for milk and meat production.  

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Valle dei Mocheni Breeds of Livestock

Valle del Chiese - Breeds of GoatValle del Chiese

Photo Dr. Luigi Andrea Brambilla R.A.R.E.
Valle del Chiese Goats are from the Chiese Valley, Italy. 

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Valle del Chiese Breeds of Livestock

Valle di Fiemme - Breeds of GoatValle di Fiemme

Photo Luigi Andrea Brambilla R.A.R.E
Valle di Fiemme Goats are from the Fiemme Valley, Italy.

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Valle di Fiemme Breeds of Livestock

Vallesana - Breeds of GoatVallesana

Photo Licia Rotondi
Vallesana Goats are Italian goats that are also known as Col Noir de Valais, Valaisan a col noir, Walliser Schwarzhals, Schwarzweisse Walliser Sattelziege, Vallesana del collo nero, Vallese, Chevre des Glaciers, and Valais Blackthroat.

Vallesana Goats native to the border between South Novarese (Piedmont) and the Swiss canton of Valais, where they are raised. In Italy they grow in mountainous areas of the province of Verbania and Vercelli (Piedmont).

They have long, wavy hair and arched, medium length horns. The V ...

Vallesana Breeds of Livestock

Verata - Breeds of GoatVerata

Verata Goats are a medium-small meat and dairy breed found in Vera, Caceres, Spain. They have twisted horns and they are chestnut, black, or grey colored. They are very hard and fairly easy to handle and they can adapt easily to different management systems.

Verata Goats are best adapted to mountain pastures because they have strong, long legs, and they can also survive on poor and scarce feed.

They are valued for their milk, mainly for cheese production. Currently, there is approximately 17000 existin ...

Verata Breeds of Livestock

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Waipu - Breeds of GoatWaipu

Photo by Dave Brown
At Waipu, the the northern part of the North Island, New Zealand, there is a small flock of feral goats, probably the remnants of Angoras farmed in the area since the late nineteenth century. It is believed that there are now very few left in the bush area to which they were originally confined, the main population currently being held by a member of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society.

These may be all the Waipu goats now remaining. It is also possible that this small population is among the purest original Angora stock left ...

Waipu Breeds of Livestock

West African Dwarf - Breeds of GoatWest African Dwarf

West African Dwarf Goats are from coastal West and Central Africa. They are the progenitor of the African Pygmy and Nigerian Dwarf breeds in the United States, and the Dutch Dwarf and Pygmy goat breeds in Great Britain.

West African Dwarf Breeds of Livestock

White Shorthaired - Breeds of GoatWhite Shorthaired

White Shorthaired goats are dairy goats from the Czech Republic. They are the result of selective breeding of native Czech landrace goats crossed with Swiss Saanen goats in the early 1900s. they were recognized as a breed in 1954-55 and is now found throughout the Czech Republic.

White Shorthaired goats are similar to the Saanen in appearance; they are white and shorthaired. Some strains maintain the characteristic Saanen's black spots on the skin of the nose, eyelids, and udder. They have upright ears and most are h ...

White Shorthaired Breeds of Livestock

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Xinjiang - Breeds of GoatXinjiang

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

Xinjiang Breeds of Livestock

Xuhai - Breeds of GoatXuhai

Xuhai goats are a variety of Huanghuai Goat found in Jiangsu, China. They are bred primarily for meat production.

Xuhai Breeds of Livestock

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Yemen Mountain - Breeds of GoatYemen Mountain

Yemen Mountain goats are long haired goats that are usually black and found in the mountains of northern Yemen.

Yemen Mountain Breeds of Livestock

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Zalawadi - Breeds of GoatZalawadi

Zalawadi Goats are found in the Surendranagar and Rajkot regions of Gujarat, India. They are kept for milk, meat, and fiber production. The Zalawadi is of the Gujarati type and has erect corkscrew shaped horns. Zalawadi goats compromise 27.8% of the goat population in Surendranagar. The goats are also known by the local name Tara Bakari.

Zalawadi Breeds of Livestock

Zhiwulin Black - Breeds of GoatZhiwulin Black

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

Zhiwulin Black Breeds of Livestock

Zhongwei - Breeds of GoatZhongwei

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

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

Both genders are horned with the male's horns stretching upward and twisted. The males average 39 kg (85 pounds) and females 24.5 kg (55 pounds). The Zhongwei reach sexual maturity at five to six months and are generally mated ...

Zhongwei Breeds of Livestock
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