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Fun Facts about Goats

Did you know.....

        • ...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.