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Published on 5th December 2022 by staff

Bagot Goat

Bagot Goat
Bagot Goat

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. 

CharacteristicsSmall to medium sized goat
Coat HairLong with a distinctive color pattern
ColorBlack head and neck with the remaining portion being white; some have black patches on the rear portion and a white blaze on the face
HornsLong curved horns, sweeping backward in both, males and females
UsesMilk production, dairy, meat production

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


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.

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.

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