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!]

Novak #3214 Goat 3S Crawler Esc Sensored Brushless w/ Bec Fan Scale Comp Nov3214Novak #3214 Goat 3S Crawler Esc Sensored Brushless w/ Bec Fan Scale Comp Nov3214 $97.95 Swag "Goat" Bracket For Notchmaster & Slugger Tube NotchersSwag "Goat" Bracket For Notchmaster & Slugger Tube Notchers $73.84
Heidi Goats Mountain Flower Fabric Printed by Spoonflower BtyHeidi Goats Mountain Flower Fabric Printed by Spoonflower Bty $17.50 to $34.00 2015 Tokelau 5$ Year of the Goat - Goat Family Coloured2015 Tokelau 5$ Year of the Goat - Goat Family Coloured $69.99
4X6 Halloween Postcard Print Le 6/27 Ryta Vintage Style Art Witch Goat Moon Crow
	
000040004X6 Halloween Postcard Print Le 6/27 Ryta Vintage Style Art Witch Goat Moon Crow 00004000 $14.99 Real Goat Leather Messenger Gift Cross body Shoulder Satchel S Sling Bag TravelReal Goat Leather Messenger Gift Cross body Shoulder Satchel S Sling Bag Travel $18.00
Old Chinese Hongshan Natural Jade Pure Hand Carved Wealth Goat Head Hang StatueOld Chinese Hongshan Natural Jade Pure Hand Carved Wealth Goat Head Hang Statue $159.00 Diesel Dragon 94 Goat Men's Casual Shoes Shoes Trainers High Top Leather BootsDiesel Dragon 94 Goat Men's Casual Shoes Shoes Trainers High Top Leather Boots $50.97
Rare Vintage Solid Sterling Silver Capricorn Sea Goat Tag Pendant hallmarkedRare Vintage Solid Sterling Silver Capricorn Sea Goat Tag Pendant hallmarked $41.05 Legendary Aphrodisiac - Horny Goat Weed - Female Enhancer - Male Enlargement -2BLegendary Aphrodisiac - Horny Goat Weed - Female Enhancer - Male Enlargement -2B $18.95
A handmade Goat leather Handbag/travel bag,Sac à main/de voyage SA handmade Goat leather Handbag/travel bag,Sac à main/de voyage S $40.00 2003-04 Lebron James Fleer ultra bgs 9.5 ! Serial # /500 ! Goat ! Invest Now !2003-04 Lebron James Fleer ultra bgs 9.5 ! Serial # /500 ! Goat ! Invest Now ! $349.99
15 Chinese Feng Shui Bronze Marble Zodiac Animal Sheep goat Head Bust statue15 Chinese Feng Shui Bronze Marble Zodiac Animal Sheep goat Head Bust statue $650.00 Billy Goat Hose 8" x 10' for Debris Loaders 811244Billy Goat Hose 8" x 10' for Debris Loaders 811244 $343.95
Mohair Goat Skin Fur Pelt. Making Doll Hair Fake Beard -> Hair Lenght 4" to 8"Mohair Goat Skin Fur Pelt. Making Doll Hair Fake Beard -> Hair Lenght 4" to 8" $320.00 Michael Air Jordan Goat Tank Top Chicago Bulls Vintage 23 Rookie Mj Tee FinalsMichael Air Jordan Goat Tank Top Chicago Bulls Vintage 23 Rookie Mj Tee Finals $15.99 Was:  Previous Price $23.87
2015 Tokelau 5$ Year of the Goat - Goat Family2015 Tokelau 5$ Year of the Goat - Goat Family $49.99 How to Raise Dairy Goats: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-How to Raise Dairy Goats: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To- $29.16
New Five Goats Statue in Guangzhou China Journal: 150 page lined notebook/diaryNew Five Goats Statue in Guangzhou China Journal: 150 page lined notebook/diary $21.26 Great Northern Railway American Railroad Embroidered Patch Train Goat LogoGreat Northern Railway American Railroad Embroidered Patch Train Goat Logo $4.99
Manna Pro Positive Pellet Medicated Goat Dewormer, 6-Pounds, NewManna Pro Positive Pellet Medicated Goat Dewormer, 6-Pounds, New $16.96 25" Mens Brown Vintage Genuine Travel Luggage Duffle Gym Bags Tote Goat Leather25" Mens Brown Vintage Genuine Travel Luggage Duffle Gym Bags Tote Goat Leather $53.50 Trending at $55.00
125g Asantee Herbal Lightening Soap Tamarind Milk Goat Honey Herbal Vitamin C125g Asantee Herbal Lightening Soap Tamarind Milk Goat Honey Herbal Vitamin C $13.59 Men's Medium T-Shirt Goat Baphomet Metal Goth Pentagram Satan Devil Ice CreamMen's Medium T-Shirt Goat Baphomet Metal Goth Pentagram Satan Devil Ice Cream $22.00
Girl in Wagon Pulled by Goat Black Hat Red Coat No Advertising Vict Card c1880sGirl in Wagon Pulled by Goat Black Hat Red Coat No Advertising Vict Card c1880s $2.70 A handmade Goat leather Handbag/travel bag, Sac à main/de voyage avec emprinteA handmade Goat leather Handbag/travel bag, Sac à main/de voyage avec emprinte $49.00
High Quality Goat Hair Professional Makeup Brushes Cosmetic Tools Ebony HandleHigh Quality Goat Hair Professional Makeup Brushes Cosmetic Tools Ebony Handle $6.99 Antique Victorian 8" Scrap Die Cut Lg Boy Man Goats Raphael TuckAntique Victorian 8" Scrap Die Cut Lg Boy Man Goats Raphael Tuck $45.00
Goat Ladies Black 100%Wool Trousers-Uk 10-Used-Excellent Condition-Very ChicGoat Ladies Black 100%Wool Trousers-Uk 10-Used-Excellent Condition-Very Chic $232.67 Sheep Goat Mini Hoof Rot Supersharp Shears Hoof Nipper Brugon Ball CompactSheep Goat Mini Hoof Rot Supersharp Shears Hoof Nipper Brugon Ball Compact $24.95
Ukraine 2012 Farm/Animals/Rabbits/Chic ken/Horse/Goat/Geese/Birds 5v m/s (n44264)Ukraine 2012 Farm/Animals/Rabbits/Chic ken/Horse/Goat/Geese/Birds 5v m/s (n44264) $6.78 12" Old China Palace Purple Bronze Sheep Goat Bird Phoenix Incense Burner Censer12" Old China Palace Purple Bronze Sheep Goat Bird Phoenix Incense Burner Censer $330.00
Billys GoatBillys Goat $199.99 Antique Large Goat Sheep Cow Bell, Leather Wood Carved Collar Pin Wood ClapperAntique Large Goat Sheep Cow Bell, Leather Wood Carved Collar Pin Wood Clapper $49.95
Antique Staffordshire Figurine Boy Seated On A Goat Fig. 2361 Vol Ii HardingAntique Staffordshire Figurine Boy Seated On A Goat Fig. 2361 Vol Ii Harding $495.00 w-f-l Ty Beanie Zodiac Zodiac Symbol Animals Horse Dragon Goat tiger monkey dogw-f-l Ty Beanie Zodiac Zodiac Symbol Animals Horse Dragon Goat tiger monkey dog $8.90 to $12.73
36X Color Goat Chinese New Year Ang Pow Ang Pau Money Envelope Red Packet D-236X Color Goat Chinese New Year Ang Pow Ang Pau Money Envelope Red Packet D-2 $5.99 New Beekman 1802 Linden Goat Milk Body Wash 12 Oz Cocoa Butter EnrichedNew Beekman 1802 Linden Goat Milk Body Wash 12 Oz Cocoa Butter Enriched $15.50
Primitive Handmade Carved Wooden Animal Shoulder Harness Goat YokePrimitive Handmade Carved Wooden Animal Shoulder Harness Goat Yoke $59.99 Goatherd 101: An Introduction to Raising Meat and Dairy Goats by Kenn ChristensoGoatherd 101: An Introduction to Raising Meat and Dairy Goats by Kenn Christenso $17.95
Rogue Fitness Mobility Goat Tape Weight Lifting Strength Crossfit White / BlackRogue Fitness Mobility Goat Tape Weight Lifting Strength Crossfit White / Black $14.99 Managing Goat Nutrition What You Need To Know A SiManaging Goat Nutrition What You Need To Know A Si $12.63
Bqlzr Goat Sheep Pig 1-100 Number Plastic Livestock Ear Tag With Yellow Color OfBqlzr Goat Sheep Pig 1-100 Number Plastic Livestock Ear Tag With Yellow Color Of $15.65 Coach Limited Edition Goat Suede Gold Metallic Shoulder Bag 3663 ~Excellent!Coach Limited Edition Goat Suede Gold Metallic Shoulder Bag 3663 ~Excellent! $56.99 Was:  Previous Price $59.99
Taiwan New Year's Greeting 2002 Goat Lunar Chinese Zodiac Farm 羊年生肖 (stamp) MnhTaiwan New Year's Greeting 2002 Goat Lunar Chinese Zodiac Farm 羊年生肖 (stamp) Mnh $2.50
Click to see more Goat items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 01/14/18 7:00am.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links eBay