Monday, December 1, 2008

Sheep and goat similarities and differences

*Sheep and goats both have 5 months gestation

*sheep hold their tails down while goats hold their tails out

*sheep and goats both have 1- 7 babies (normally 1-3)

*sheep and goats can cross breed (with each other), but generally abort at about 2 months

*Sheep are better at staying in fences!!!

*lambs grow faster than kids (at least mine do)

*if one has sheep and Angora goats that are pregnant and then does not feed enough the sheep with stop growing wool (wool break) and continue to grow lambs while the Angoras will continue to grow mohair and abort their kids

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