Bagot Goat

Bagot Goat

Scientific name: Capra aegagrus hircus

I'm a native rare breed

There are over 200 recognised breeds of goat around the world. Here at Noah’s we have Bagot goats that are thought to be the oldest native breed of goat.

All Bagot goats naturally have two horns on the top of their head. The males will be larger, they use their horns to fight off rival males or predators. The females horns are smaller, they are used to protect their kids and to fight for resources.

Bagot goats have excellent coordination, and they are perfectly adapted to our natural landscapes. They are a hardy breed that will happily live out most of the year and do well on poor grazing. The Bagot goat is used for conservation grazing by Avon wildlife trust.

Goats communicate by bleating, mothers often bleat to their babies, who are known as kids. As soon as a kid is born it recognises its mother’s bleats and the mother instinctively knows the sound of her kid’s bleats too.


Least Concern (Inc. Bar)
  1. Fun Fact

    Goats are incredibly good at jumping and can jump 5 feet!

  2. Food Fact

    Goats are herbivores. They mostly eat grass and shrubs.

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