Bagot Goats

Bagot goats have roamed the semi-wild regions of Blithfield, Staffordshire for several hundred years. It derived its name from its keeper Sir John Bagot. The breed was first considered “critically endangered” in 2010, by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. By 2012, it was earmarked as “vulnerable” as there were fewer than 100 reported breeding females in the UK. 

Bagot Goat
Bagot Goat
Bagot Goat Images
Bagot Goat Images

Quick Description

Characteristics Small to medium sized goat
Coat Hair Long with a distinctive color pattern
Color Black head and neck with the remaining portion being white; some have black patches on the rear portion and a white blaze on the face
Horns Long curved horns, sweeping backward in both, males and females
Uses Milk production, dairy, meat production

Also for conservation purposes to tame and control growth of invasive weeds and thorny shrubs

Country of Origin England
Bagot Goat Photos
Bagot Goat Photos
Bagot Goat Baby
Bagot Goat Baby

History

The Bagot goat is believed to be Great Britain’s oldest breed of goat with a great legacy. It was thought that the breed was introduced in the 1380s at Blithfield Hall, and legend had it that the goats were given to John Bagot by Richard II of England on his return from the crusade war as a compliment to good hunting the King had enjoyed at Blithfield. Sir John Bagot, from whom the breed derived its name, was believed to be the keeper of the original herd at Blithfield.

Bagot Goat Pictures
Bagot Goat Pictures

For Milk and Meat

Used for their meat and milk in a limited amount, their smaller size does not provide high monetary returns. Additionally, they do not produce much milk compared to other dairy goat breeds.

Bagot Goats
Bagot Goats

Video: Bagot Goat

 

 

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