Saturday, April 7, 2012

Plastic Nanny Goat

More useful than a sheep and a better pet than a cow!

Our Plastic Nanny Goat

Our plastic domestic nanny goat is just a fraction under 2 inches from nose to tail, and stands 1 5/8 inches tall. Made of white plastic, and painted two shades of brown, this plastic goat would be great fun for a miniature farm, model train layout, school project, farm diorama, Christmas manger scene, or used as a toy or collectible plastic animal. Check out our other goat toys and gifts.

About Goats

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the Bovidae family and is closely related to the sheep. Both sheep and goats are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. There are over three hundred distinct breeds of goat. Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species. Goats have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world. In the twentieth century they also became popular as pets. Goat meat from younger animals is called kid or cabrito, and from older animals is sometimes called chevon, or in some areas “mutton,” although mutton is usually refers to the meat of grown sheep. Female goats are referred to as does or nannies. The term "Nanny goat" originated in the 1700s. Males as bucks or Billies, and the term "Billy goat" originated in the 1800s. The babies and young goats are called "kids." Both males and females can have horns, although horns are not found in every variety of Nanny goats. Goats are ruminants with four-chambered stomachs like cows. Goats have strange-looking eyes, with light-colored horizontal pupils; the irises are usually pale, so the eyes are easier for us to see than in many hoofed animals. The unusual shape of the eye increase peripheral depth perception. Both Nanny and Billy goats have beards, and a goat can live between about 13 and 18 years.

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