Goat Breeds Sable


Sable doe.


Sable kids.


Sable doe.

Sable goats are derived from the Saanen breed which originated in Switzerland. They may be any color or combination of colors except white or light cream.

Sables are the result of the interaction of recessive genes from the sire and from the dam. If the offspring has a dominant gene for white color, the animal is white and thus a Saanen and not …

Goat Breeds Pygora


Pygora buck.


Pygora kid.


Pygora doe.

The Pygora goat is a breed developed and registered in Oregon by Katherine Jorgensen. She wanted an animal that would produce fine fiber for hand spinning. The Pygora is a cross between the Pygmy, a goat with short, soft down and the Angora, a goat with long, silky fleece. The Pygora breed may contain up to 75% of one of the parent breeds.

Pygora does weigh from 65 …

Goat Breeds Tennessee Meat Goat

Tennessee Meat Goats

Tennessee Meat Goat does.


Tennessee Meat Goat buck.


Tennessee Meat Goat does.

Tennessee Meat Goats™ were developed by Suzanne Gasparotto at Onion Creek Ranch in Buda, Texas. She selected Myotonic goats with the largest frames and heaviest muscles for breeding. The Myotonic goats were “improved” by breeding these larger and more muscled full-blood Myotonic goats to unrelated full-blood Myotonics. The resultant strain was named …

Goat Breeds TexMaster


TexMaster buck.


TexMaster kid.


TexMaster does.

This breed was developed by Onion Creek Ranch through several generations of crossing Tennessee Meat Goats™ with Boer goats. The purpose of the breed was to develop a meat goat breed to meet commercial demands such as low maintenance, efficient feed utilization, good mothering skills, rapid growth, and thrifty kids. TexMasters™, like Tennessee Meat Goats™, may be registered with Pedigree

Goat Breeds Cashmere


Cashmere does.


Cashmere buck.


Cashmere does with kids.


Cashmere is such a luxurious fiber that the Arc of the Covenant of the Old Testament was lined and curtained with it. China produces sixty percent of the world’s supply of cashmere. Other countries that produce cashmere are Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Kashmere, Australia and New Zealand. The first Cashmere goats in the United States were imported from Australia and New Zealand in the late 1980s.

Cashmere …

Goat Breeds Alpine


Alpine doe.


Alpine doe grazing.


Alpine doelings.

The French-Alpine goat originated in the Alps. They were brought to the United States from France and were selected for much greater uniformity, size, and production than the goats that were taken from Switzerland to France.

Size and production rather than color pattern have been stressed in the development of the French-Alpine. The color pattern may range from pure white through shades …

Goat Breeds Savanna


Savanna buck.


Savanna kid.


Savanna does.


Visitors may find name of this breed spelled two ways, Savanna and Savannah.

The white Savanna goat breed was developed from indigenous goats of South Africa. Various farmers bred what was known as white Boer goats for a number of years in South Africa. One of the advantages of these white goats was the fact that the white color is …

Goat Breeds Kinder


Kinder buck.


Kinder does.


Kinder kid.


Kinder goats were developed in 1987 by the Showalter family who crossed a Nubian doe with a Pygmy buck. The breed was developed as a dual-purpose breed for milk and meat. Kids usually are born weighing 4 or 5 pounds and grow rapidly at a rate of about 7 pounds per month.

Recently, 6-month-old and 14 month old Kinder wethers …

Goat Breeds Genemaster


Genemaster buckling.


Genemaster doe with twins.


Genemaster buckling.

The Genemaster was developed as a composite breed. It is based on a foundation of three-eighths Kiko and five-eighths Boer. The breed will retain a portion of the original hybrid vigor over the next several generations. Still relatively early in its formation, there have not been studies in the public sector to verify level of performance of this …

Goat Breeds Spanish


Spanish does.

Spanish buck.

Spanish does with kids.

This breed is actually a type of goat that, on the whole, has been subject to some selection pressure for various production traits such as prolificacy and weight for age. The name is used loosely at times to refer to local or brush goats, but strictly speaking this is a misnomer. Although scattered across much of the United …