Fun Facts on Goats

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    • …The proper name for a group of goats is a trip.
    • …Baby goats are kids.
    • …males are called bucks.
    • …females are called does.
    • …A domestic male is sometimes called a billy; a female, a nanny.
    • …Goats are great swimmers.
    • …If bottled raised, goats will become bonded to their caregivers.
    • …Goats were domesticated around 7000 B.C.
    • …Domestic goats are found worldwide.
    • …Pygmy goats are a goat species, not a breed.
    • …There are six recognized dairy goat breeds in the United States: Alpine, La Mancha, Oberhasli, Nubian, Saanen, Toggenburg.
    • …Each breed of dairy goat gives a different tasting milk. Oberhasli goats give milk that tastes closest to cow’s milk.
    • …Anything you make with cow’s milk, you can make with goat’s milk.
    • …Goat’s discovered coffee beans.
    • …Goat milk has a higher butterfat content than cow’s milk.
    • …Hearty seafarers, goats were kept by sailors for milk.
    • …Ancient Greeks used goat skins to make vellum and parchment.
    • …Goats are depicted in Paleolithic art.
    • …True wild goats are found throughout southern Asia.
    • …The Ibex (another wild goat species) populates Europe, Asia and Africa.
    • …Matriarchal herds of goats consist of 5 to 20 individuals.
    • …Goats are browsers, not grazers.
    • …Goats are extremely picky about what they eat.
    • …Goats DO NOT eat tin cans.
    • …Goats have only bottom front and side teeth, the top jaw does have a large back molar for crushing things.
    • …Goats have rectangular eyes – this allows them to see very well in the dark.
    • …Goats contribute to desertification in Africa.
    • …The Rocky Mountain “goat” is not a true goat; it is closer to a sheep.
    • …Wild goats don’t sleep.
    • …Goats use straw to scratch their backs.
    • …Cashmere comes from the undercoat of the Asian Kashmiri goat, with the average annual yield per animal being less than one pound.
    • …Mohair comes from the Turkish Angora goat.
    • …Most mohair now comes from Angora fleece raised in the U.S., with the average annual yield per animal being four pounds.
    • …Goats catch colds and can succumb to pneumonia.
    • …The fat molecules in goat milk are five times smaller than the fat molecules in cow milk. Goat milk is broken down in the stomach in twenty minutes; it takes an hour for the stomach to break down cow’s milk.
    • …Goats are great as stock animals. Goats are easier on the trail than other pack/stock animals. Properly conditioned, a goat can carry up to 25%-30% of its body weight.

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