List of goat breeds

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This is a list of goat breeds. There are many recognized breeds of domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus). Goat breeds (especially dairy goats) are some of the oldest defined animal breeds for which breed standards and production records have been kept. Selective breeding of goats generally focuses on improving production of fiber, meat, dairy products or goatskin. Breeds are generally classified based on their primary use, though there are several breeds which are considered dual- or multi-purpose goats, so there is some crossover between lists.


Name Picture Alternate Name Origin Purpose References
Alpine Chevres alpines au paturage en region Centre.jpg --- French Alps Milk
Altai Mountain --- --- Altai Republic Fiber
American Lamancha Tortuga ADGA Natl Show 2006.jpg Lamancha, LaMancha Oregon Milk
Anatolian Black Goat --- --- Turkey Fiber, Milk
Anglo-Nubian Nubische geiten.jpg Nubian Great Britain Fiber, Milk
Angora Quebec angora goat.jpg --- Central Anatolia Region Fiber
Appenzell Goat Appenzell Goat (552849728).jpg --- Switzerland Milk
Arapawa Arapawa dairy goat.jpg --- Arapawa Island ---
Argentata of Etna --- --- Sicily Milk
Auckland Island --- --- Auckland Island Meat [1]
Australian Cashmere Australian cashmere goat.png --- Australia Fiber
Australian Miniature --- --- Australia ---
Bagot --- --- Rhone ---
Banatian White --- --- Banat ---
Barbari --- India Meat [2]
Beetal --- --- Punjab region Meat, Milk
Belgian Fawn --- --- Belgium Milk
Benadir --- --- Southern Somalia Meat, Milk
Bhuj --- --- Northeastern Brazil Meat, Milk
Bilberry Bilberry Goat resting (bad quality).JPG --- Waterford ---
Bionda dell'Adamello --- Lombardy Milk
Black Bengal --- Bangladesh Reproduction, Meat, Skin
Boer Boerbok.jpg --- South Africa Meat, Reproduction
Booted --- --- Switzerland Meat, Milk
British Alpine Goat at Offley - - 245154.jpg --- England Milk
Brown Shorthair --- --- Czech Republic Milk
Canary Island --- --- Canary Islands Milk
Canindé --- --- Northeastern Brazil Meat
Carpathian --- --- Southeast Europe Meat, Milk
Chyangra --- Nepal (High mountains) Himalayas Wool, meat
Chamois Coloured goat Chamoisee Switzerland Meat, Milk
Changthangi Pashmina goats.jpg Pashmina Tibet Fiber, Meat
Chappar --- --- Sindh Meat
Charnequeira --- --- Portugal Meat, Milk
Chengde Polled --- --- Northern Hebei Fiber, Meat
Chengdu Brown --- --- Sichuan Meat, Milk
Chigu --- --- India Fiber, Meat
Chué --- --- Northeastern Brazil Meat
Corsican --- --- Corsica Milk
Dera Din Panah --- --- Pakistan Milk
Damani --- --- Pakistan Milk
Damascus --- Aleppo, Baladi, Chami, Damascene, Halep, Shami Syria Milk
Danish Landrace --- --- Denmark Milk
Don --- --- Don River Milk, Skin, Fiber
Duan --- --- Guangxi Meat
Dutch Landrace Nederlandse Landgeit Bok2.jpg --- Netherlands Milk
Dutch Toggenburg --- --- Netherlands Milk
Erzgebirge Erzgebirgsziege mit Kitz.JPG --- Saxony Milk
Fainting Fainted.jpg Myotonic United States Meat
Finnish Landrace Finnish Landrace goat in winter.jpg --- Finland Milk
Garganica --- --- Gargano Milk, Skin
Girgentana GirgentanaZiegen 04.jpg --- Northern Afghanistan, Balochistan, and Kashmir Milk
Göingeget --- --- Sweden ---
Golden Guernsey Golden Guernsey goats eat pumpkin.jpg --- Guernsey Milk
Grisons Striped --- --- Switzerland Milk
Guddi --- --- Himalayas --- [3]
Hailun --- --- Heilongjiang Milk
Haimen --- --- Zhejiang Meat
Hasi --- --- Northeastern Albania Meat, Milk
Hejazi --- --- Arabian Peninsula Meat
Hexi Cashmere --- --- Northern Gansu Fiber
Hongtong --- --- Hongdong County Milk
Huaipi --- --- Henan Meat
Huaitoutala --- --- Qinghai Animal fiber
Hungarian Improved --- --- Hungary Milk
Icelandic Icelandic goats.jpg Settlement Norway Pet
Irish Irish Goat.jpg --- Ireland Meat, Milk
Jamnapari --- Jamunapari Native of Jamuna par in Etawah District U.P. Breeding tract is Chakranagar Block, comprising villages Magla Kathori, Nagala Jor, Jagtoli, Kola, etc., where it is found in its most pure form. It is also distributed in M.P. in Bhind, Monera, and Shivpuri District. Its population is decreasing because of non-descripted cross breeding. There are about 9000 estimated animals. Excellent milk animals; well developed udders with conical teats; breed is used for upgrading of native N.D animals; late maturing; seasonal breeder; dressing percent - 48-50%; kid once per year; at the time of festival these goats have highest demand in spite of low weight because of their beauty. [4]
Jining Grey --- --- Shandong Fiber, Skin
Jonica --- --- Province of Taranto Milk
Kaghani --- --- Hazara Meat
Kalahari Red Dikkes -Original Resolution-.jpg --- South Africa Meat
Charlie Goat (Pure Kalbian)
--- Australian Meat
Kamori --- --- Sindh Milk
Kinder Kinder Goat Herd.jpg --- United States Meat, Milk
Kiko --- --- New Zealand Meat
Korean Black Goat --- --- Korea Meat
Kri-kri Kri kri.jpg Cretan, Agrimi, or Cretan Ibex Eastern Mediterranean Meat
La Mancha --- --- La Mancha Meat, Milk
Laoshan --- --- Shandong Milk
Majorera --- Fuerteventura Canary Islands Milk
Maltese --- --- Malta Milk
Massif Central --- --- France Milk, Meat
Messinese MessineseGoatBuck.JPG Nebrodi Province of Messina Milk [5]
Mini Oberhasli Aberdeen-door.jpg Oberian, Miniature Oberhasli Pacific Northwest US Milk
Mountain Goat Moxotó Northeastern Brazil Meat
Murcia-Granada --- Murciano Granadina Southeastern Spain Milk
Murciana --- Murcian, Murcien, Murciene, Royal Murciana Murcia Meat, Milk
Nachi --- --- Punjab region Meat
Nigerian Dwarf NigerianDwarfDairyGoat.jpg --- West Africa Milk
Nigora goat EARLY ANGBA NIGORA GOATS.jpg --- United States Fiber, Milk [6]
Norwegian --- --- Norway Meat, Milk
Oberhasli Oberhasli Goat face.jpg Swiss Alpine Oberhasli Milk
Orobica --- --- Bergamo Alps Milk
Peacock --- --- Switzerland Milk
Philippine --- --- Philippines Meat
Poitou Poitou.jpg --- Western France Milk
Pygmy Pygmy Goats Seattle Zoo.jpg --- Cameroon Meat, Milk, Pet
Pygora Oregon Zoo White Goat.jpg --- Oregon City Fiber
Pyrenean Chèvre Pyrénéenne.JPG --- France and Spain Meat, Milk
Qinshan --- --- Jining Skin
Red Boer --- --- South Africa Meat, Pet
Red Mediterranean --- --- Syria Milk [7]
Repartida --- --- Northeastern Brazil Meat
Rove Chevres Rove BdRhone.jpg --- France Meat
Russian White --- --- Russia Milk
Saanen Saanenziege.jpg --- Saanen Milk
Sable Saanen --- --- United States Milk
Sahelian --- --- West Africa Goatskin, Meat, Milk
San Clemente Island San Clemente goat kids.jpg --- San Clemente Island ---
Sarda --- --- Sardinia Milk
Swedish Landrace --- --- Northern Sweden Milk
Somali Somgts1.jpg --- Somalia, Djibouti and northeastern Kenya Milk, Meat, Skin
Spanish U Wash - goats 04.jpg Brush, scrub Spain Meat
Stiefelgeiss Stiefelgeiss.jpg --- St. Gallen Meat
Surati --- --- Maharashtra ---
Tauernsheck Tauernschecken Stübing 062.jpg --- Austria Milk
Thuringian Thueringerwaldziege.jpg --- Thuringia Milk
Toggenburg Toggenburger.jpg --- Toggenburg Milk
Uzbek Black --- --- Uzbekistan Fiber
Valais Blackneck Wallische bok.jpg --- Southern Switzerland Meat, Milk
Verata --- --- Vera Meat, Milk
West African Dwarf Kabala goats.jpg --- West and Central Africa --- White Shorthaired --- --- Czech Republic Milk
Xinjiang --- --- Xinjiang Fiber, Meat, Milk [9][10]
Xuhai --- --- Jiangsu Meat
Yemen Mountain --- --- Yemen ---
Zalawadi --- Tara bakari Gujarat Fiber, Meat, Milk
Zhiwulin Black --- --- Shaanxi Fiber, Meat [11][10]
Zhongwei --- --- China Fiber, Skin

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Auckland Island Goats: A Rare Breed of New Zealand Origin". New Zealand Rare Breeds. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
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  3. ^ Dr. Vijaya Salunke (2007). "Animal Resources". India: Human Environment. Geography Standard (Grade) IX. Pune: Secretary Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. p. 31. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Messinese" (in Italian). Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "American Nigora Goat Breeders Association". American Nigora Goat Breeders Association. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rossa Mediterranea o Derivata di Siria" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
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  9. ^ Breed data sheet: Xinjiang/China. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed June 2014.
  10. ^ a b Porter, Valerie (ed.), Ian Lauder Mason (2002). Mason's world dictionary of livestock breeds, types, and varieties 5th edition. Wallingford: CABI ISBN 085199430X. p. 160.
  11. ^ Breed data sheet: Ziwuling Black/China. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed June 2014.