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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).



Changthangi Goat

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Pashmina_goats.jpg The Changthangi or Pashmina goat is a breed of goat from Tibet or neighbouring areas in the Ladakhi Changthang, usually raised for meat or cashmere wool (known as pashmina once woven). These goats grow a thick, warm fleece. They survive on grass in Ladakh, where temperatures plunge to as low as −20 °C (−4.00 °F). These goats provide the wool for Kashmir's famous Pashmina shawls. Shawls made from Pashmina wool are considered very fine, and are exported worldwide.




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