Biodiversity / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Sheep / Small Ruminants

Rare breeds, frozen in time

Sheep being watered at a waterhole in NigerIt didn’t take long for Chip, a Tennessee fainting goat sporting a luxuriant Vandyke beard and an impressive pair of curlicue horns, to live up to his breed’s name. When Peter Borden, accompanied by a stranger, entered the immaculate stable that Chip calls home, the goat pressed his velvety nose through the bars of his stall, begging for a scratch. But at the visitor’s approach, Chip apparently had second thoughts. His left foreleg stiffened, his brown eyes went glassy and he began to list to one side.

Read more (New York Times)

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