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DOMESTIC GOAT GALLERY  1

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The domestic goat is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the family Bovidae and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae.

Female goats are referred to as “does” or “nannies”, intact males as “bucks”, “billies”, or “rams” and their offspring are “kids”. Castrated males are “wethers”. Goat meat from younger animals is called “kid” or cabrito (Spanish), and from older animals is simply known as “goat” or sometimes called chevon (French), or in some areas “mutton” (which more often refers to adult sheep meat).



Alpine

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AChevres_alpines_au_paturage_en_region_Centre.jpg Alpine is a breed of domestic goat known for its very good milking ability. They are of medium size and have no set markings. They have horns, a dish-face and erect ears. The breed originated in the French Alps. Mature does weigh around 61 kg or 125 lbs, and are about 0.8 m or 30 inches tall at the shoulder. Alpine goats can range from white or gray to brown and black. Alpine goats are heavy milkers. The milk can be made into butter, cheese, soap, ice cream or any other dairy product normally made from cow's milk . They are often used for commercial dairy production as well as homestead milk goats.




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