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What are the 4 types of goat

Dairy
Meat
Mohair
Hobby

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Medium to large size
Upright ears
Can be all colors - generally light to dark
Medium to short hair
Straight face with roman nose
originated in the French Alps

Alpine

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Mohair
Both sexes are horned
Pronounced spiral in horn
White in color
Sheep - like fur
Originated in Asia Minor

Angora

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Meat
Also known as the Africander
Early maturity
White with red head, some may be solid red
originated in South Africa

Boer

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Dairy
Face is straight
Gopher ear (max 1in preferably, non-existent)
Elf ear (max 2in tip, up or down)
Any color combination is acceptable
Hair is short, fine and glossy

LaMancha

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Miscellaneous
Main colors black, chocolate, and gold with random white markings
Breed year round
Give 3-4 pounds of milk per day @ 6%-10% butterfat
Make great pets
From West Africa

Nigerian

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Dairy
Large framed
Face is convex between the eyes and muzzle
Ears are long, wide and pendulous - flare in a bellshape
Any color(s), solid or patterned

Nubian

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Miscellaneous
Full coat of straight, medium to long hair
Can be all colors
Muzzle, forehead, eyes, and ears are accented in tones lighter than the dark portion of the body
Make good pets
Originated in Africa

Pygmy Goat

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Dairy
Usually yields 3-4% milk fat
Medium to large in size
White or light cream in color
Erect ears carried forward
Faced straight or dished
Originated from Switzerland

Saanen

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Meat
Feral goat or brush goat native to US
Descended from the goats that were released or escaped from the early Spanish explorers
Fat content is less than beef

Spanish

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Dairy
Medium size
Hair is short or medium in length
Ears are erect and forwards
Face may be straight or dished
Color is solid varying from light fawn to dark chocolate
Distinct white markings
- White ears with dark spot in middle
-2 white stripes down face from above each eye
-white legs below knee and hock
-white triangle on either side of tail
-some have wattles

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