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Goats By Breed & Type

By: "Gary Pfalzbot"

  • About the Author
  • 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)

    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 would be 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.

    Photographs used courtesy of Kelly Gaspard, Dominik Beccera, Debi Greenberg, Lee Wilcox, Sherry Barnes, Brittany Allen, Michelinda Beisly Smith and Sheelagh Callaghan. All photographs are copyright of their respective owners and GoatWorld.

    About the author:
    About the author: Gary Pfalzbot is a Service Connected Disabled Veteran and the web master of GoatWorld as well as some other web sites. He has raised goats over the years, been involved with 4-H (as a young boy) and currently resides in Colorado where he and his wife Pam raise a few breeds of goats and other animals, and primarily author the GoatWorld web site to continue to inform, educate, and promote the industry.


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