||C. a. hircus|
|Capra aegagrus hircus|
The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a domesticated subspecies of the Wild Goat of south-west Asia and eastern Europe.
Domestic goats are one of the oldest domesticated species. For thousands
of years, they have been utilized for their milk, meat, hair, and skins all over
the world. In the last century they have also gained some popularity as pets.
Female goats are referred to as does or nannies, intact
males as bucks or billies. Castrated males are wethers,
offspring are kids. Goat meat is sometimes called chevon.