Story: Goats and goat farming

Buck and doe goats

Buck and doe goats

Male goats, known as bucks or billies (top) are larger and heavier than females, and have larger horns. Females (bottom) are called does or nannies. These are angora goats.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - History and overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008