STATUSNot Yet Evaluated
COMMON NAME (SCIENTIFIC NAME)Capra aegagrus hircus
DIETBrush, tree leaves, fruits, vegetable, and herbs
RANGENative to Spain, but are now globally domesticated
La Mancha goats average 28-30 inches at the withers, or shoulders, and 130-160 lbs. Their fur is short and glossy and can vary widely in color from white or cream to brown, gray, or black with stripes or other markings.
Predators they may encounter include coyotes, mountain lions, wolves, and other large carnivores.
They live an average of 7-10 years.
Breeding season is seasonal but can last from September to March in the US. Females will give birth to 1-3 kids.
Goats as well as barnyard animals are commonly kept as pets on farms and ranches. It is always best to do your research before moving forward with purchasing any livestock. These animals require different needs from say your dog or cat.
For instance, most livestock animals are herd animals so having one is not an acceptable option. As always, every animal has individual needs that must be met in order to provide the best possible welfare which means you will need a veterinarian that specializes in hoofstock.