There are over 300 breeds, most as a sub-species of the wild goats of Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. They are a member of the animal family Bovidae and are one of the oldest domesticated species.
Commonly found throughout the world from rocky mountains to open plains.
Between 15 - 18 years.
40 - 60cm in height and range from 20 - 140kgs.
Goats are vegetarians and ruminants, like sheep and cows, they have 4 chambered stomachs. They prefer to eat shrubs and bushes.
The main habitat requirements for a domestic goat are grass to eat and a clean ventilated shelter.
Male goats are known as billies or bucks, females nannies or does, and babies are kids. With gestation lasting just 5 months they often have twins or triplets.
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.
Range from Angora, Cashmere, Nubian and Australian Field Goats just to name a few.