The answers to this common question include genetics, upbringing, and bull management.
We recently linked to the Pick-a-Chick chart from the Livestock Conservancy, allowing prospective chicken keepers to compare the characteristics of heritage breeds at a glance. The Livestock Conservancy has many […]
The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.
This pure white breed has earned its reputation as the Holstein of the goat world.
Sweet and spunky, the lovable Pygmy goat endears itself to all who know it.
This rare Swiss dairy breed is making a rebound thanks to the work of dedicated breeders.
Long ears and a loud voice make this popular dairy breed distinctive—but it does not come from Africa.
Goats of dwarfish proportions were once widespread across much of Africa, their historic home being a large swath stretching from the Atlantic coast inland as far as modern Sudan and […]
As its name suggests, the LaMancha does have ancestors from Spain, but it was developed entirely in the United States. Its story begins with the arrival of the conquistadors. The […]
The French Alpine originated thousands of years ago as the direct descendant of the Pashang of Persia, one of the earliest goats to be domesticated. The Pashang traveled to the […]