Domestic Goat

Nature: Domestic Goats can be cute, clever, gentle and friendly. However they can also be mischievous with a great interest in climbing and/or eating anything and everything.

Breeds: Range from Angora, Cashmere, Nubian and Australian Field Goats just to name a few.

Food: Goats are vegetarians and ruminants, like sheep and cows, which means they have four chambered stomachs designed to extract the maximum nutrition from everything they eat.

Breeding: Male goats are called billys or bucks, females are called nannies or does, and babies are called kids. Most goats have babies twice a year (gestation lasting just 5 months) and often have twins or triplets.  In the event of triplets one must be hand reared as a nanny only has two teats and one is likely to suffer.

Lifespan: Given they are well looked after a goat can live up to 20 years.

Capra hircus


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