Tuesday, August 16

Facts about Goats


Who loves goats? Maybe you have a pet goat. Do you live on a farm where there are goats? You can learn some cool goat facts here, whatever they are. Did you know that goats are capable of understanding their own name? They will come to you when called. Goats are intelligent animals. Goats keep themselves clean.


What is your favorite kind of animal?


Facts about goats:

1. There are about 200 types/breeds of goats. Here is a list of some of the goats:

  • Alpine
  • Angora
  • Boer
  • Damascus
  • Fainting
  • La Mancha
  • Nubian
  • Pygmy
  • Sable
  • Spanish

2. Goats come in all shapes and sizes, but the Pygmy goat is one of the smallest breeds. Pygmy goats can grow to twenty-three (23) inches tall and weigh seventy (70) pounds or more.

3. Boer goats are one of the most giant breeds of goats. Boer goats can get up to three (3) feet tall and weigh up to two hundred and fifty (250) pounds or more.

4. Goats are herbivores. Herbivores only eat vegetation; goats eat grass, hay, tree leaves, weeds, and other plants.

5. Goats come in a variety of colors, including different shades of black, brown, gray, red, and white. They can have stripes, be spotted, or be one solid color.

6. A group of goats is called a herd, tribe, or trip. A female goat is called a nanny goat or a doe. A male goat is called a buck or billy goat. Baby goats are called kids.

7. Angora goats grow wool/hair/fur called mohair.  Mohair is used to make fabrics, yarn, and sweaters.

8. Goats can live, on average, up to 18 years old. McGinty was the oldest goat ever. She lived to be 22 years and five months old.

9. If you live in Maryland or plan to visit, you can stop by Kinder Farm Park, located in Severna Park, Maryland, to see goats and other farm animals. Here is the link to their website: Kinder Farm Park


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Get your free printable Goat worksheet here:

 Goat worksheet ABC order



Books about goats:

1. Let's Count Goats! by Mem Fox

2. Raising Goats: A Beginner's Guide to a Healthy Herd by Daniel A. Hart

3. G is for Goat by Patricia Polacco

4. Your Goats: A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing by Gail Damerow

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.

Short Story Alert:

There was a goat named Mars who loved to watch over his family. Every day, he would stand guard over them. He loved his family and would do whatever it took to keep them safe. Mars the goat would get all his children together, and they would listen to the stories of when he was younger. They would all sit and listen closely because they did not want to miss one word. You see, Mars the Goat was an excellent storyteller. All his children loved listening to their father's stories. They learned a lot from the wise words of their father and all of his stories. The end! 

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Thank you for reading my post!! “Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as beautiful as you’ve ever imagined.”-Dr. Suess

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