Capra hircus

Class: Mammalia Order: Artiodactyla; Family: Bovidae

Goats

  • Domestic Goat

    • These animals are horned and bearded.
    • There are numerous breeds, many forms and colors, some hornless.
    • They are nimble and aggressive.
    • Various types are used for milk, meat, wool.
    • They can live and get food in areas not accessible to other domestic animals.
    • Herds can become detrimental to soil, native flora and fauna.
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    La Mancha Goat
    • Dairy goat noted for its much reduced external ears.
    • Medium sized and generally calm, quiet, and gentle temperament.
    • Developed in the 1930's in Oregon by Eula F. Frey when she crossed some short-eared goats believed to have Spanish blood in them with her outstanding Swiss and Nubian Bucks.
    • This breed produces milk with high butterfat.
    • Excellent dairy temperament and an all-around sturdy animal that can withstand a great deal of hardship and still produce.
    • The La Mancha goat comes in just about any color.

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