Preferring woody and weedy species, goats select the young growing points first as they browse downward from the upper parts of a plant.Photo by Scott Bauer for the USDA
Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on ebay!

Goat

A goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. more...

HomeHome
AmphibianAmphibian
ArthropodArthropod
BirdBird
CatCat
DinosaurDinosaur
DogDog
FishFish
MammalMammal
AardvarkAardvark
AnteaterAnteater
AntelopeAntelope
ApeApe
ArmadilloArmadillo
BadgerBadger
BandicootBandicoot
BatBat
BearBear
BeaverBeaver
BelugaBeluga
BisonBison
Black BearBlack Bear
Blue WhaleBlue Whale
BoarBoar
BobcatBobcat
Brown BearBrown Bear
BullBull
BunnyBunny
CamelCamel
CattleCattle
CheetahCheetah
ChimpChimp
ChimpanzeeChimpanzee
ChipmunkChipmunk
CowCow
CoyoteCoyote
DeerDeer
DolphinDolphin
DonkeyDonkey
ElephantElephant
ElkElk
FerretFerret
FoxFox
GiraffeGiraffe
GoatGoat
GooseGoose
GopherGopher
GorillaGorilla
Grizzly BearGrizzly Bear
HareHare
HedgehogHedgehog
HippopotomasHippopotomas
HorseHorse
HumanHuman
Humpback WhaleHumpback Whale
IbexIbex
JaguarJaguar
KangarooKangaroo
Killer WhaleKiller Whale
KoalaKoala
LemmingLemming
LemurLemur
LeopardLeopard
LionLion
LynxLynx
ManateeManatee
MarmotMarmot
MarsupialMarsupial
MeercatMeercat
MinkMink
MoleMole
MongooseMongoose
MonkeyMonkey
MooseMoose
MouseMouse
MuleMule
MuskratMuskrat
OppossumOppossum
OrangutanOrangutan
OrcaOrca
OtterOtter
PangolinPangolin
PigPig
Polar BearPolar Bear
PorcupinePorcupine
PorpoisePorpoise
PossumPossum
Prairie DogPrairie Dog
RabbitRabbit
RacoonRacoon
RatRat
RhinocerosRhinoceros
RodentRodent
SealSeal
SheepSheep
ShrewShrew
SkunkSkunk
SlothSloth
Sperm WhaleSperm Whale
SquirrelSquirrel
SteerSteer
TenrecTenrec
TigerTiger
VoleVole
WalrusWalrus
WeaselWeasel
WhaleWhale
WolfWolf
WolverineWolverine
WombatWombat
Wooly MammothWooly Mammoth
ZebraZebra
MythologicalMythological
ReptileReptile


The animal most commonly known as a "goat" is the domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus), a domesticated subspecies of the Wild Goat. Goats are bovids (members of the family Bovidae) and caprins (subfamily Caprinae). Goats are ruminants, meaning they chew cud. These animals have a four-chambered stomach which plays a vital role in digesting, regurgitating and re-digesting their food.

A male goat is called a buck or billy, and a female is called a doe or nanny. Young goats are called kids.

The Rocky Mountain Goat, despite its name, is not considered a true goat by scientists as it belongs to the genus Oreamnos.

Species and subspecies

Domestication and Uses

Along with sheep, goats were among the first domesticated animals, the domestication process starting at least 10,000 years ago. Easy human access to goat hair, meat, and milk were the primary motivations. Goat skins were popularly used until the Middle Ages for water and wine bottles when traveling and camping and as parchment for writing in certain regions.

The meat and milk of goats is still consumed, though not as commonly in the United States as in other regions of the world. However, goat's milk has become more popular because it is easier to digest than cow's milk. Many call goat's milk a universal milk, because it can be given to most mammals. Goats milk is also used to make cheeses such as Rocamadour and Feta. In India goat's meat is often called 'mutton' or even 'lamb'. Goat skin is still used to make kid gloves and other items of clothing. Angora goats produce mohair, a fine soft lusterous fiber. Pygora goats produce a cashmere type fiber. Cashmere and Mohair that can be made into sweaters and other items. Some people keep goats as pets as well.

These are the goats that create the fiber used in high fashion garments.

Similarity to Sheep

The goat is closely related to the sheep, but differs from it in that the tail is shorter and the hollow horns are long and directed upward, backward, and outward while those of the sheep are spirally twisted. Like sheep, goats are herd animals and survive better in a herd situation than alone. A herd typically has a Herd Queen, who leads the herd while browsing. They are also much more lively than sheep and their inquisitive nature makes them curious pets.

Hybrids With Sheep

Although sheep and goats seem similar and can be mated together they belong to different genera. Goats are caprinae and have 60 chromosomes while sheep are ovinae and have 54v chromosomes. This mismatch of chromosomes means any offspring of a sheep-goat pairing is generally stillborn (the famous geep is a chimera, not a hybrid). At Botswana Ministry of Agriculture, a ram that was kept with a nanny goat impregnated the goat resulting in a live offspring that had 57 chromosomes. This was called "The Toast of Botswana". The hybrid is intermediate between the two parent species in type. It has a coarse outer coat, awoolly inner coat, long goat-like legs and a heavy sheep-like body. Although infertile, the Toast of Botswana had to be castrated to prevent unwanted sexual behaviour because it continually mounted the sheep and goats sharing its enclosure.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

14" China Fengshui Bronze Money Wealth Sheep Goat Animal Pull Yuanbao Car Statue14" China Fengshui Bronze Money Wealth Sheep Goat Animal Pull Yuanbao Car Statue $389.00 Goat Metal Creepy Animal Women V-Neck T-shirt New | WellcodaGoat Metal Creepy Animal Women V-Neck T-shirt New | Wellcoda $20.86
Old Chinese Ancient Jade Sheep Goat Head Wealth Totem Pattern God Beast StatueOld Chinese Ancient Jade Sheep Goat Head Wealth Totem Pattern God Beast Statue $15.55 Beekman 1802 Fresh Air Goat Milk Face & Body Bar 1.25oz Set of 10Beekman 1802 Fresh Air Goat Milk Face & Body Bar 1.25oz Set of 10 $15.56
13" Chinese brass yuanbao money fengshui zodiac wealth animal sheep Goat statue13" Chinese brass yuanbao money fengshui zodiac wealth animal sheep Goat statue $360.00 Christmas Isl 2003 Year Of The Goat Zodiac Sheetlet Asc:482Ms Superb Cto.Christmas Isl 2003 Year Of The Goat Zodiac Sheetlet Asc:482Ms Superb Cto. $6.96
Cristmass Island. Christmas Island Year Of The Goat Sheet (Sealed)Cristmass Island. Christmas Island Year Of The Goat Sheet (Sealed) $2.88 14" Chinese Bronze Gilt Carving Zodiac Year 3 Sheep Goat Animal Statue14" Chinese Bronze Gilt Carving Zodiac Year 3 Sheep Goat Animal Statue $285.00
Goat Brass Metalware Collectibles Animal Dollhouse Miniature Room Thai CraftsGoat Brass Metalware Collectibles Animal Dollhouse Miniature Room Thai Crafts $3.99 Original 1927 San Diego California Goat Cart Wagon Boy PhotoOriginal 1927 San Diego California Goat Cart Wagon Boy Photo $7.00
Faceted Purple & Gunmetal Glass Bead Goat Skull Pendant Goth Ritual Wicca paganFaceted Purple & Gunmetal Glass Bead Goat Skull Pendant Goth Ritual Wicca pagan $5.22 14" China Natural Green Jade Zodiac Year Sheep Goat Animal Base Statue Sculpture14" China Natural Green Jade Zodiac Year Sheep Goat Animal Base Statue Sculpture $399.00
#1 Best Quality All Natural Handmade Goat Milk Soap 2 Bars - Raw Organic Soap &#1 Best Quality All Natural Handmade Goat Milk Soap 2 Bars - Raw Organic Soap & $18.96 16" Chinese Feng Shui Bronze Wealth Yuanbao Sheep Goat Ram Animal Ruyi Statue16" Chinese Feng Shui Bronze Wealth Yuanbao Sheep Goat Ram Animal Ruyi Statue $399.00
Natural Goat's Milk Country Apple Guest SoapNatural Goat's Milk Country Apple Guest Soap $11.00 Makeup Foundation Brush Large Fan Blush Powder Goat HairMakeup Foundation Brush Large Fan Blush Powder Goat Hair $1.29
Vintage 14k Gold Capricorn The Goat Dec/Jan Bracelet Charm Heavy 6.2 Gr #16139B2Vintage 14k Gold Capricorn The Goat Dec/Jan Bracelet Charm Heavy 6.2 Gr #16139B2 $299.99 Thrasher Flame Logo With Rare Goat Sticker CollectionThrasher Flame Logo With Rare Goat Sticker Collection $14.99
Beekman 1802 Goats Milk Bar Soap - Vanilla Absolute - 9 ozBeekman 1802 Goats Milk Bar Soap - Vanilla Absolute - 9 oz $20.27 U.S. Polo Assn. Genuine Goat Leather Wallet, Embossed BifoldU.S. Polo Assn. Genuine Goat Leather Wallet, Embossed Bifold $59.39
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Susan Price (English) Paperback Book Free ShippinThe Three Billy Goats Gruff by Susan Price (English) Paperback Book Free Shippin $15.77 Embroidered Fleece Jacket - Boer Goat A6652 Sizes S - XxlEmbroidered Fleece Jacket - Boer Goat A6652 Sizes S - Xxl $44.99
Chinese Cloisonne Enamel Gilt Wealth Yuanbao Ru Yi Sheep Goat Animal StatueChinese Cloisonne Enamel Gilt Wealth Yuanbao Ru Yi Sheep Goat Animal Statue $480.00 Jaeger Leather Trench Coat Size 12 Perfect Condition Full Length Goats Leather MJaeger Leather Trench Coat Size 12 Perfect Condition Full Length Goats Leather M $153.11
Old Chinese Jade Sheep Goat God Beast Exorcism jade Plate Pendant Amulet StatueOld Chinese Jade Sheep Goat God Beast Exorcism jade Plate Pendant Amulet Statue $9.99 Switzerland Wengen 1908 postcard rural scene peasant woman goats landscapeSwitzerland Wengen 1908 postcard rural scene peasant woman goats landscape $7.00
10" Chinese Fengshui Bronze Gilt Wealth Money Sheep Goat Animal Pair Statue10" Chinese Fengshui Bronze Gilt Wealth Money Sheep Goat Animal Pair Statue $299.00 New The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Read-Aloud StoriesNew The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Other Read-Aloud Stories $5.37
15" China Bronze Yuanbao Wealth Money Zodiac Year Three Sheep Goat Animal Statue15" China Bronze Yuanbao Wealth Money Zodiac Year Three Sheep Goat Animal Statue $399.00 Occult Goat Symbol Women V-Neck T-shirt New | WellcodaOccult Goat Symbol Women V-Neck T-shirt New | Wellcoda $20.86
12" Chinese Fengshui Dehua Porcelain Hill Pine Tree 3 Sheep Goat Animal Statue12" Chinese Fengshui Dehua Porcelain Hill Pine Tree 3 Sheep Goat Animal Statue $399.00 All Natural Homemade Goat Milk Soap Buy 4 Get One Bar Free.All Natural Homemade Goat Milk Soap Buy 4 Get One Bar Free. $6.00 to $7.00
Muubaa Women’s Leather Goat Skin Lea
00006000
ther T Shirt Top. Rrp £250. M712S. Uk 8.Muubaa Women’s Leather Goat Skin Lea 00006000 ther T Shirt Top. Rrp £250. M712S. Uk 8. $70.97 Fashion 3D Glitter Bling Crystal Diamond Rhinestone Case Cover for Apple PhoneFashion 3D Glitter Bling Crystal Diamond Rhinestone Case Cover for Apple Phone $5.85 to $7.65
7" Chinese Brass Wealth Yuanbao Money Animal lucky Sheep Goat Statue Sculpture7" Chinese Brass Wealth Yuanbao Money Animal lucky Sheep Goat Statue Sculpture $135.00 2 Goats (Copper)2 Goats (Copper) $3.75 Was:  Previous Price $5.00
Royal & Langnickel Zen Synthetic Filament Artists paint Brushes Brush all MediumRoyal & Langnickel Zen Synthetic Filament Artists paint Brushes Brush all Medium $4.62 to $9.55 Capricorn Silver Star Sign - The Sea Goat Zodiac Pendant with 18" Chain & BoxCapricorn Silver Star Sign - The Sea Goat Zodiac Pendant with 18" Chain & Box $27.82
Embroidered Fleece Jacket - Nubian Goat #3 J7278 Sizes S - XxlEmbroidered Fleece Jacket - Nubian Goat #3 J7278 Sizes S - Xxl $49.99 Bathory - Bathory Vinyl Lp Goat Heavy Metal Sticker or MagnetBathory - Bathory Vinyl Lp Goat Heavy Metal Sticker or Magnet $3.05
Holle Organic Goat Milk Baby Formula - Stage3 - 6 Pack - Free ShippingHolle Organic Goat Milk Baby Formula - Stage3 - 6 Pack - Free Shipping $168.95 30Cm Chinese Tang Saicai Porcelain Wealth Money Three Sheep Goat Animal Statue30Cm Chinese Tang Saicai Porcelain Wealth Money Three Sheep Goat Animal Statue $399.00
Three Billy Goats Gruff Arthur Rubinstein 7" Record 45 Cc-1605 1971 Mother GhostThree Billy Goats Gruff Arthur Rubinstein 7" Record 45 Cc-1605 1971 Mother Ghost $5.99 16" Chinese Fengshui Bronze Carving Wealth 3 Sheep Goat Kaitai Animal Statue16" Chinese Fengshui Bronze Carving Wealth 3 Sheep Goat Kaitai Animal Statue $388.00
6 x Holle Organic Goat Milk - Stage 1 - Baby Formula 6 x 400 g > From Germany <6 x Holle Organic Goat Milk - Stage 1 - Baby Formula 6 x 400 g > From Germany < $142.99 Goat Metal Creepy Fantasy Women V-Neck T-shirt New | WellcodaGoat Metal Creepy Fantasy Women V-Neck T-shirt New | Wellcoda $20.86
Christmas Isl 2003 Year Of The Goat Asc:Ms470 Superb Cto.Christmas Isl 2003 Year Of The Goat Asc:Ms470 Superb Cto. $2.47 Chinese Jade Fengshui 12 Zodiac Year Sheep Animal Goat jade Plate Pendant StatueChinese Jade Fengshui 12 Zodiac Year Sheep Animal Goat jade Plate Pendant Statue $58.00
Click to see more Goat items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 03/18/18 7:00am.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay