Goats and Sheep

Sheep and goats are both herbivorous mammals with hoofed feet. Of the Family Bovidae with three subfamilies, ten Genera, and 32 species, there are lots of sheep and goats to count in this category. It's a whole circus act with climbers, acrobats, and high fashion horns worthy of attention that certainly won't put anyone to sleep! Jump on in to this category with questions and friendus about the world of sheep and goats.

Asked in Goats and Sheep, The Difference Between, Wool

What is the difference between a sheep and a lamb?

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A lamb is a sheep that is 12 months old or less. The term lamb is most commonly used to describe the lamb's meat. When a lamb becomes a year old it is now referred to as a sheep.
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What is the goat man of myth?

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I think you're referring to the mythical half-man - half-goat creature called Pan.
Asked in Animal Life, Goats and Sheep

Wool yielding animals in different countries?

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Sheep, Lamas, Alpaca's, Bufflo. Yaks
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Why do sheep follow a shepherd so easily?

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Fear is a great motivator: See the sheepdog trials held each year. Every time I've seen sheep out with the shepherd, the shepherd is DRIVING the sheep along, they are not blithely following him. And some of those sneaky shepherds use goats to lead the herd of sheep, so they only have to lead the goat or goats.
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How do you describe a goat bleat?

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mehehehea or malalolololo!
Asked in Goats and Sheep, Jokes and Riddles

Why are the three billy goats called gruff?

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When they have a threesome, things get a little g"ruff" lol
Asked in Goats and Sheep, Nouns

What is feminine gender of billy goat?

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In English there are no masculine or feminine forms. English uses gender specific nouns for male or female. A billy goat is a male goat (sometimes referred to as a buck). A nanny goat is a female goat.
Asked in Goats and Sheep, Nouns

What is the opposite gender for ram?

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The female sheep is a ewe; the male is a ram.
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Do goats live in the desert?

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Yes goats do live in the desert
Asked in Goats and Sheep, Horse Breeding

Can a mini stud horse mate with a female goat?

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No. Sheep and goats are close enough species-wise and if you cross them you get what is called a shoat. But horses and goats are too far apart genetically for a successful cross.
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Definition of man in sheep's clothing?

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This is a new on to me, the nearest usual saying being "wolf in sheep's clothing". Following on from the generally accepted meaning of that, I guess it could mean a man who follows the herd (or flock?) and generally does as he is told. Unless of course it's related to the alleged sex habits of rural Welshmen? ;-) (Google: Welsh sheep jokes)
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Can goats eat banana peels?

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Yes they can in fact they enjoy it. Is is also very nutrious and filled with potassium
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What do you call the goat sound?

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It's called a bleat.
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What is the name of a girl goat?

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A female goat is known as a doe.
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Do goats make the same noise as sheep?

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Yes, but it really depends on what you think
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Is it safe to drink goats milk when pregnant?

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Yes! It's very good for you! Just make sure that the milk-- any milk you drink-- has been pasteurized.
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What causes sheep to prolapse?

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Usually a prolapsed uterus happens after parturition and can be due from an accident while giving birth or the hormones have not relaxed and are still telling the ewe to push until she prolapses her uterus. Prolapsed rectum can be caused by a number of things, chronic cough (puts a constant strain and irritation on the rectum), Sex (females have a higher amount of internal fat than males, if they strain the rectal tissues are not held in place), Diarehha (also puts a constant strain on the rectum muscles), age (young lambs-post weaning-are prone to rectum prolapse than older lambs. Hope that this helps. The length of the tail can also predispose the sheep to prolapse when straining due to loose faeces, very hard dry faeces or coughing. As if the tail is cut too short the muscles in the perineum area do not develop as well as they should. Subclinical hypocalcaemia could also be a predisposing factor.
Asked in Goats and Sheep, Animal Parasites

How often should you worm a goat?

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It depends on the type of worms that your goat has - it is best to do a faecal egg count and a larval culture first. Then depending on what worms are found then a drench which is appropriate.
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Goats and Sheep

Are sheep cattle?

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No. Sheep and cattle are two entirely different species: Sheep are of the species Ovis aries, and cattle are the Bos primigenius species. Though sheep belong in the Caprinae subfamily, not the Bovinae subfamily, which is where cattle belong, the two species are related, as they both belong in the Bovidae family, which encompasses all cloven-hooved ruminant mammals including muskox, goats, deer, and various species of antelope.