Spanish goat

The term Spanish goat is used in the southwestern United States to refer to a goat maintained primarily for meat production from brush or browse on ranges of the Edwards Plateau of Texas.[3] Most Spanish goats are of the same origin as the Mexican Criollo but show Nubian and Toggenburg influences. They are variable in appearance and performance, as most have evolved by natural selec-tion.[5] The Criollo breed is of Spanish origin, being derived from goats introduced by traders in the 16th century, and is widely scattered in Central America. It is mainly black or brown in color with scimitar (convex)-shaped horns. The average height at the shoulders is 75 cm for males and 65 cm for females, and live weight is 40 60 kg.

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