Facts about Goats

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Who loves goats? Maybe you have a pet goat? Maybe you live on a farm where there are goats? Which ever it may be you can learn some cool goat facts here. Did you know that goats are capable of learning their name and will come to you when called? Goat are very intelligent animals. They are also very clean animals.

 

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 of goat. Pygmy goats can get up to twenty-three (23) inches tall and weigh up to seventy (70) pounds or more.

3. Boer goats are one of the largest 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 such as different shades of black, brown, gray, red, and white. They can have stripes or be spotted or they can be one solid color.

6. A group of goats are referred to as 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 a wool/hair/fur that is 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 in the future you can stop by Kinder Farm Park located in Severna Park, Maryland, and 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. Everyday 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 very closely because they did not want to miss one single word. You see Mars the goat was a very good story teller and all his children loved listening to their father's stories. They learned a lot from the wise words of their father and all his stories. The end! 



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