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Are sheep and goats the same thing?
Many breeds and species of goats and sheep look alike, especially when you compare such animals in the middle east and India. Goats and sheep are different species, of different subfamilies. Both have unbranched non-deciduous horns, but sheep have tear ducts below their eyes, and scent glands under their dewclaws. Goats do not. Raspberry, Portland, Oregon
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No, sheep are primarily used for both meat and wool production (the only breed of goat used for fleece is the Angora, another breed of goat used for its fibre are Cashmeres), …goats are taller than sheep. Goats tails stand upright and usually are only about 2-3 inches long, a sheep's tail is usually docked (if it is not docked it can be about 5 inches long).
They both are known to "bleat", however, if you listen closely a sheep will make a "Bah" sound while a goat will make a "Mah" sound.
Yes, pens are useful for many things, however, it is not recommended that they stay in a pen all of the time as they need exercise.
No, although farmers cheese can be made from goats milk. It is most often made from cows milk and can also be made from sheep milk or even buffalo milk. Farmers cheese simp…ly refers to unripened cheese sold after a certain stage of pressing.
a lamb and a kid
On average sheep and goats have a 5 month gestation, around 150 days. However, some breeds are known to have a slightly shorter or slightly longer gestation and there is indiv…idual variation.
Yes they are both herbivores.
Lambs are baby sheep, ewes are female sheep, and rams are male sheep.
No, sheep produce lambs, and goats produce kids. Both offspring is of different genus as with the parents.
Yes, they can have singles, twins, triplets, quads, quintuplets and I have even heard of one having six.
No, they are from different species and genus, they only commonality between the three is that they are all ruminants. ~~~~ Above answer is incorrect. "Species" and "genus" a…re man-made terms that often have little bearing on biology besides being useful for labeling things. In nature, many hybrids have been found between species and genera. Cattle and goats share many common features. Their biggest difference is their size and behavior. One critical similarity is that they both have 40 chromosomes, which significantly increases their chances of producing a hybrid. (Sheep and goats can also produce hybrids, despite having different numbers of chromosomes. These hybrids are exceedingly rare, however.) While no cow-goat hybrid has ever been documented, this is probably due to practicality more than possibility. Cattle, goats, and sheep are actually related to a wide variety of ruminating mammals. Antelopes, oxen, bison, buffalo, and others are all related, many with documented hybrids proving this. Climbing further down the family tree, they are also related to deer/elk/moose and giraffes/okapis. It is not known whether these animals are capable of interbreeding, though. This vast family tree makes sense when one considers that cattle and all of their relations are considered "clean animals", meaning they have cloven hooves and chew their cud. This distinction was made by God for the Hebrews because the animals designated as "clean" just happen to be the healthiest meat that one can consume. Hebrew dietary laws were in place to prevent diseases that stem from under-cooked meat. Going further back in history, though, God commanded Noah to take seven of every kind of clean animal with him on the ark. While there has been much speciation since the Flood, it is possible that the three main branches of the cattle kind were present: cattle-goats-sheep, giraffes-okapis, and deer-elk-moose. All extant ruminating, cloven-hoofed mammals likely descended from these three pairs. (The seventh was used as a sacrifice.) This is why the cattle kind displays so much more variety than other mammal kinds which went through a tighter bottleneck.
They both make a "baa" sound, but to producers who raise both sheep and goats, the sound is slightly different and you can tell them apart.
The different between goats and sheep is that sheep has wool that people use to make stuff like covers. Goats have fur. Goats also have horns when sheep do not. By Lucy …Elsdon Sheep have fluffier coats unless have been sheared
Heck no!!! The goat's scientific name is caprine. Their tails go up and are not docked. They are browsers. Most goats have horns. A male goat is called a buck. A femal…e goat is called a doe. A baby goat is called a kid. Most goats are raised for their meat or milk. The sheep's scientific name is ovine. Their tails go down and (for 99% of the breeds) are docked. They are grazers. Most sheep don't have horns. A male sheep is called a ram. A female sheep is called a ewe. A baby sheep is called a lamb. Most sheep are raised for their wool or meat.
no, it is very similar though. Every goat and sheep is different,but the noise centers into a "goat sounding" or "sheep sounding" noise witch are similar.