Bovidae

Morphology

Weight
from 40 to 60 kg for males and from 30 to 40 kg for females

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Family
Bovidae
Capra hircus
 

Habitat

Originally from Asia Minor.
 

DIET

This ruminant is herbivorous and feeds on fresh herbs, hay and grain.
 

Reproduction - LIFESPAN

Sexual maturity starts at 5 months for the buck and 7 months for the doe.
The goat goes on heat in autumn.
Gestation lasts 5 months 
1 kid generally.
 

LIFESTYLE

Well adapted to arid regions, they live in herds within which there is a hierarchy and clans (grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters and brothers).
 

DID YOU KNOW ?

It is also called a Tibetan goat. This goat mainly produces mohair, a very high quality natural fibre used in its pure form or blended to make luxury clothing.