Altai Mountain. Also Known By: Gornoaltaiiskaya (Russian) The Altai Mountain breed of wool goat was formed between 1944 and 1982 on collective farms of the Gorno-Altai Autonomous Region of the former Soviet Union; it is kept on pasture all the year round. The Altai Mountain is the result of Don goats used for improvement of the local goats.
American LaMancha Goats – Milk LaMancha Goat at Show. This formally recognized dairy goat is the only such breed to have been developed in America. Like all domestic goats, the American LaMancha, or the “Lamancha” as it is sometimes referred to, is a member of the Capra hircus.
Australian Cashmere goat The Australian Cashmere goat is a breed of Cashmere domestic goats originating in Australia. Whilst retaining the fertility and hardiness of the bush goat, the Australian Cashmere is quite different in appearance and temperament.
Barbari goat is a small sized meat goat breed mostly found in the north-western arid and semi-arid regions of India. It is one of the 23 registered goat breeds in India and is found in Agra, Etah, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.
Mountain lions and bobcats, however, will target goats and other livestock when available. Young kids are often the targets of bobcats, while mountain lions more often target larger animals. Mountain lions are capable of killing an entire herd of goats in one evening.
British Alpine goats, along with other common breeds of dairy goats, have a wedge shaped head. The British Alpine is a very active goat and is better suited to large free-range setups. British Alpine Goats generally produce a high quality milk and are known for their sustained lactation throughout the winter.
Chamois Colored goat is a dual purpose breed of domestic goat kept for both meat and milk production. It is an indigenous goat breed of Switzerland which belongs to the Swiss Mountain group. Chamois Colored goat is available throughout the Switzerland and also available in some parts of northern Italy and Austria.
The Changthangi,"'Changra"'or Pashmina goat, is a breed of goat inhabiting the plateaus in Tibet, Nepal and neighbouring areas of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, India. They are raised for ultra-fine cashmere wool (known as pashmina once woven) but were also reared for meat in the past.
The Danish Landrace goat (Danish language: dansk landraceged) is a breed of goat from Denmark. Goats have been in Denmark since 3400 BC. The formal Danish Landrace goat breed was developed from the ancient landrace of goats native to Denmark, with a more recent addition of bloodlines from the Harz region of Germany and the Saanen goat.
Grisons Striped Also known by: Bündner Strhlenziege (German), Grigionese strisciata (Italian) Origin: The Grisons Striped goat is a robust breed which feels at home most of all in the moutains.It prefers stony and steep landscapes. Characteristics: In the 1930s it achieved Honor for Recognition and Promotion, in contrast to the other goats from the canton Graubünden.
It is very rare and constitutes less than 0.1% of global cashmere production. Hexi. The Hexi Cashmere has a long history in desert and semidesert regions of Gansu Province, China. About 60% of the goats are white. The Hexi cashmere can be found in the Gansu, Qinghai and Ningxia provinces. A typical adult doe produces 184 grams of down at 15.7 µm diameter.
Jining Grey. The Jining Grey of Shandong Province, is noted for the attractive wavy patterns of its kid-pelt, which is the traditional commodity in internatinal markets. Does reased in temperate areas and with abundant feed reach sexual 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 a average kidding rate of 294 percent.
Despite its name, the mountain goat is actually a member of the antelope family. It has a long face, long black horns and a short tail. Both males and females have beard-like hair on their chins. The mountain goat sports a coat of wooly, white fur that keeps it warm at high elevations.
The Kiko is a breed of meat goat from New Zealand. Kiko is the Māori word for flesh or meat. The Kiko breed was created in the 1980's by Garrick and Anne Batten, who cross-bred local feral goats with imported dairy goat billies of the Anglo-Nubian, Saanen and Toggenburg breeds.
This wonderful goat is gregarious and affectionate. Each has their own distinct personality. We love to watch them play hide -n- seek, king/queen of the mountain on their climbing equipment or simply running for joy and kicking up their heals. They are a happy lot. The Kinder's size is another valuable asset.
Nigerian dwarf goats, on the other hand, are milking stars! They can produce as much as 2-3 quarts a day, though most produce about 1-1.5 quarts per day on average. Also, another little fun thing about Nigerian goats is the TASTE of their milk. It is known as the best tasting goat’s milk around.
Even goats that have Pygora, Cashgora or Miniature Swiss dairy breeds can be used in a Nigora breeding program. And any goat that fits the Nigora standard, even if his heritage is unknown, can be registered though a NOA (native on appearance) and considered Grade.
With powerful hind legs, Oberhasli can easily bound over a fence or to the top of a car, so it’s best to keep them behind a high barrier. And to avoid damage to family, property or other goats, it is common practice to “disbud” (remove the horns with a hot iron) soon after birth.
The Angora goat brings in the white mohair fiber and the Pygmy brings in the color and Cashmere type fiber. An interesting thing to note is that all colors seen on the Pygora goats are derived from the Pygmy goat! Pygora goats are easy keepers, easy kidders, and easy to handle because of their smaller size.
The Pyrenean ibex (Capra pyrenaica pyrenaica), Spanish common name bucardo, Catalan common name herc and French common name bouquetin was one of the four subspecies of the Iberian ibex or Iberian wild goat, a species endemic to the Pyrenees. Pyrenean ibex were most common in the Cantabrian Mountains, Southern France, and the northern Pyrenees.
Also Known By: Improved Northern Russian, Russian Dairy, Russian White Dairy, Russkaya belaya (Russian) Dairy 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.
The Thuringian Forest Goat was developed around the turn of the century from the native Thuringian land goats, into which a limited number of Swiss Toggenburg goats were crossed. The original area of this breed was Thuringia, but now it has spread across the entire German Federal Republic.
The Toggenburg Goat originated in the Toggenburg valley in Switzerland, and is one of the oldest known dairy goat breeds. The Toggenburg is a hardy mountain breed and performs best in cooler conditions. They are noted for their excellent udder development and high milk production, and have an average fat test of 3.7%.
The Valais Blackneck is a breed of domestic goat from the canton of Valais, in southern Switzerland, and neighbouring areas of northern Italy. The largest concentration is in the area of Visp (Viège). It is present in modest numbers in Austria and Germany.
The Verata is a traditional Spanish breed of domestic goat. It is a dual-purpose breed, reared both for its meat and for its milk. It is named for, and is thought to originate in, the comarca of La Vera, in the province of Cáceres, in the northern part of the autonomous community of Extremadura in western central Spain.
West African Dwarf goats in Kabala, Sierra Leone The West African Dwarf goat breed from coastal West and Central Africa is the progenitor of the African Pygmy and Nigerian Dwarf breeds in the United States, as well as the Dutch Dwarf and Pygmy goat breeds in Great Britain.
The Zhongwei (Chung-wei) is a breed of goat from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Gansu Province of China. It lives on arid desert steppes, and is adapted to a diet of salty and sandy plants and shrubs. It is used primarily for the production of kid pelts, and secondarily for cashmere fiber.