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American Pygmy Goat Breed: All You Need to Know

American Pygmy Goat Breed: All You Need to Know

Goats and Sheep
The American Pygmy is an American breed of achondroplastic goat and is the most popular goat breed as a pet. It is small, compact, and stockily built. Like the Nigerian Dwarf, it derives from the West African Dwarf group of breeds of West Africa. Between 1930 and 1960, animals of this type were imported to the United States for use either as zoo animals or for research; some were later kept and bred as companion animals and established as a breed in 1975. It may also be known as the Pygmy, Cameroon goat,  or African Pygmy. It is quite different and separate from the British Pygmy breed. The goats made a journey and occupied a minimum of space, and as for the supply of spruce, what they gave, they transferred the long sea voyages without problems, and for the team, they were the sourc...
Gorky Goat Breed: All You Need to Know

Gorky Goat Breed: All You Need to Know

Goats and Sheep
Goats are the most beloved pets for most small-town residents, as they can be kept in a small shed only on forage or kitchen scraps. Wishing to acquire an animal as noble and not capricious as a goat, it should be understood that goats are different, some of them are dairy products, others are meat and a third are a wool. Naturally, when planning to buy goats for later rearing in order to obtain fatty and nutritious milk, it is better to buy goats of dairy breeds. It is to such breeds that Gorky goats are included, the origin of which remains unclear even today, as Gorky goats are commonly believed to come from Russian white goats. In addition, Saanen goats were used to improve the breed. Physical characteristics Female and male Gorky goats are small, quite normal, have a strong const...
Toggenburg Goat Breed: All You Need to Know

Toggenburg Goat Breed: All You Need to Know

Goats and Sheep
The Toggenburg goat breed was bred in Switzerland in the 18th century in the Togberg Valley, from where it got its name. This breed is raised in the canton of St. Gallen, this area is not rich in the pasture because the goats in the stable are more than in the wild The breed is hardy, in food it likes twigs of trees Lana this goat has a very entertaining coloring, in general, the light brown hair tone and two dark streaks run along with the head with the forehead, the nose has a lighter color, and the faces of the ends and the inside of the ears are much darker. structure of wool in goats of medium length, silky, and very tight to the legs to the knees. Closes the trunk, back, and upper legs longer hair, a feeling that it is longer than it really is. The growth of goats is fro...
Pridonskaya Goat Breed: All you Need to Know

Pridonskaya Goat Breed: All you Need to Know

Goats and Sheep
The Pridonskaya breed is old and promising at the same time. Despite the small number of pedigree livestock, pedigree individuals can be purchased for breeding and keeping in a private farm. The main products are excellent white and gray down, soft and light. In addition, these goats provide nutritious milk and meat. Pridonskaya goat breed origin and history In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Don breed of goats emerged after crossing local thick wool goats with Angora. This breed was obtained on the banks of Don from there and its name is gone. This breed has received a special distribution in the Cossack peoples of southern Russia and is the oldest breed of hairy on its territory All representatives of this breed have horns, the body has good forms and a strong consti...
Soviet Wool Goat: All You Need to Know

Soviet Wool Goat: All You Need to Know

Goats and Sheep
Soviet wool goat is a breed of goats raised for wool. The breed was developed in Kazakhstan and the republics of Middle Asia between 1947 and 1962 by crossing local coarse-wooled goats with Angora goats. The breed is adapted to living year-round in the valley and high-mountain pastures. It is used to improve the wool productivity of local coarse-wooled goats. Soviet wool goats are raised in Kazakhstan, the Northern Caucasus, and the republics of Middle Asia. Origin and history The Soviet wool goat breed was excavated in the USSR between 1947 and 1967, through continuous work on crossing thick wool goats with representatives of the Angora breed. Animals of this breed have a strong build and well-developed forms, but they do not look rude. The muscles of the goats of this breed are w...
Boer Goat Breed: All You Need to Know

Boer Goat Breed: All You Need to Know

Goats and Sheep
The Boer breed of goats only appeared recently but managed to find a loyal following for a short time, and this is true because they are beautiful animals, well, what will we talk about, and you will certainly agree with this. It become one of the most popular goat breeds for meat production. History and origin Boer goats, as a breed appeared in southern Africa at the dawn of the 20th century. After that, it was possible to mix the best of goats of local breeds and representatives of Europe and India. The goat's name is derived from the Dutch word, which means farmer. This is the most famous breed of goat in the world that is grown to produce excellent meat Physical characteristics The goats of this breed in color are white with a brown head in rare cases, you can find markings on ...
Lamancha Goat: Characteristics, Life, Origin, Habitat, and More

Lamancha Goat: Characteristics, Life, Origin, Habitat, and More

Goats and Sheep
Goats are animals that, with proper care, will allow you to get nutritious and healthy goat milk for a person. And from its realization, your family can receive a solid and very solid benefit. Lamancha goat or American Lamancha goat was created in the United States of America in Oregon, its creator is Yu F. Frei in 1930, and it was registered in 1950. In an effort to bring this breed, he connected Spanish and Swiss goats. This breed is small in size. The growth of goats of this breed is seventy centimeters, and the goats are five centimeters larger. The weight of goats is fifty-two kilograms, and goats weigh at least sixty-four kilograms. The nature of these animals is calm, kind, and gentle, not confrontational. Breed distributed in the United States The breed has a very rema...
Alpine Goat: Characteristics, Habitat, Life, and More

Alpine Goat: Characteristics, Habitat, Life, and More

Goats and Sheep
The Alpine goat is a goat breed native to the Alps and is one of the most popular goat breeds in the world. It is medium in size and characterized by a suede coat, in addition, this breed is known for being an excellent carrier of milk that establishes itself very well for breeding. Artificial insemination plays a decisive role in this type of goat, this is the first French goat breed in number, with 140,000 goats in the milk register. Alpine goat The Alpine goat is a medium to large breed of domestic goat known for its very good milking ability. They do not have fixed colors or markings (although some brands are discriminatory). They have horns, a straight profile, and erect ears. This breed originated in the French Alps, mature specimens weigh around 61 kilograms (about 135 pounds) ...
Anglo-Nubian Goat: History, Characteristics, Life And More

Anglo-Nubian Goat: History, Characteristics, Life And More

Goats and Sheep
The Anglo-Nubian goat is a British breed of domestic goat that originated in the 19th century from a cross between indigenous British goats and a mixed population of large lop-eared goats imported from India, the Middle East, and North Africa. It is characterized by its large pendulous ears and its convex profile. It has been exported to many parts of the world and is found in more than sixty countries. In many of them, it is known simply as the Nubian or the Nubian. The Anglo-Nubian goat is also one of the most popular goat breeds in the Philippines and is in high demand for people who want to raise goats because of its high milk production. Anglo-Nubian goat The Anglo-Nubian goat is a breed of British domestic goat, originating from India, the Middle East, and North Africa. The ...
Angora Goat: Characteristics, Origin, Habitat, and More

Angora Goat: Characteristics, Origin, Habitat, and More

Goats and Sheep
The Angora goat, also known as the Tibetan goat, is a goat breed native to Kashmir and Tibet, later introduced to Turkey and Asia Minor. It is a small goat (35 to 50 kilograms), very resistant, well adapted to arid regions. The coat is totally white with long, silky, and shiny strands. Hair grows at about 2.5 centimeters per month. They are used to make mohair wool. Globally, the main Angora goat farming areas are in Turkey, South Africa, Argentina, and Australia. The Angora goat is larger and stronger than the European goat, and the goat differs especially by its strong horns, horizontally twisted and with sharp fringes. Its name (as well as Angora rabbit and Angora cat) was given to this breed from the ancient name of the current capital of Turkey Ankara - Angora. The first Angora ...