"Goats By Breed & Type"

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Goats come in many different sizes, colors and breeds, and each of these have their own specific characteristics. As GoatWorld.Com continues to grow, we will attempt to list as many specific traits for each breed of goat as possible.

As a young boy in 4H, the goats I grew up with were Nubians. I only knew these goats to be used for dairy purposes. But as I have learned more, I have discovered that goats can have many purposes for the persons raising them:

  • Dairy (for example, milk, cheeses, soaps, etc.)
  • Meat (popular in old world - gaining popularity/new market in USA)
  • Brush Cleanup (some unwanted weeds, shrubs, etc.)
  • Pack Goats (carry loads on hikes, field trips, etc.)
  • Fiber (textiles such as Mohair, Angora, Cashmere)
  • Breeding (generating quality traits into specific breeds)
  • Showing (County Fairs, 4H, FFA, professional shows, etc.)
  • Pleasure (for companion animals, fun or learning)
  • Harness (for loads or transportation via carts - work or pleasure)
Photo courtesy of Kelly Gaspard, Rainbow Acres, Mora, Louisiana. © 2000

No matter the purpose, you're sure to find a goat to suit your needs!

Some of the breeds listed may not yet have information or pictures available. Updates will be made as the resources become available. Also please note, we have discontinued the "add-link" and "make comment" features on many of the pages due to a barrage of bogus links, etc. If you would like to add-your-link regarding a specific breed, or feel a link exchange between sites woul dbe beneficial, please contact me at: gary@goatworld.com.

If there is information listed that you feel to be inaccurate, please let us know as we would like to keep all information as accurate as possible.


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