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Goats: (Capra hircus)

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The goat, along with sheep, were among the earliest domesticated animals. Goat remains have been found at archaeological sites in western Asia, such as Jericho, Choga, Mami, Djeitun and Cayonu, which allows domestication of the goats to be dated at between 6000 and 7000 B.C.

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However, unlike sheep, their ancestry is fairly clear. The major contributor of modern goats is the Bezoar goat which is distributed from the mountains of Asia Minor across the Middle East to Sind.

Unlike sheep, goats easily revert to feral or wild condition given a chance. In fact, the only domestic species which will return to a wild state as rapidly as a goat is the domestic cat.


 

 


 

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A - F

Alpine

Altai Mountain

American Cashmere

Anglo-Nubian (Nubian)

Angora

Appenzell

Arapawa Island

Australian Goat

Bagot

Barbari

Beetal

Belgian Fawn

Benadir

Bhuj

 

Boer

Booted Goat

British Alpine

Canary Island

Canindé

Chapar

Corsican

Daera Din Panah

Damani

Danish Landrace

Don

Dutch Landrace

Erzgebirg

Finnish Landrace

 

G - P

Golden Guernsey

Grisons Striped

Hailun

Haimen

Hasi

Hejazi

Hexi Cashmere

Hongtong

Huaipi

Huaitoutala

Hungarian Improved

Irish Goat

Jining Grey

Kaghani

Kamori

 

Kiko

Kinder

LaMancha

Loashan

Moxotó

Murcia-Granada

Myotonic (Wooden Leg)

Nachi

Nigerian Dwarf

Norwegian

Oberhasli

Peacock Goat

Philippine

Poitou

Pygmy

Pyrenean

 

Q - Z

Qinshan

Repartida

Russian White

Saanen

Sahelian

San Clemente

Somali

Spanish

SRD

Swedish Landrace

Uzbek Black

 

Thuringian

Toggenburg

Valais Blackneck

Verata

West African Dwarf

White Shorthaired Goat

Xinjiang

Xuhai

Yemen Mountain

Zhongwei

 


 

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