Why do you want to get goats? This is the first question we ask people who want to buy goats from us, and this is the most important thing to ask yourself before you get your goats. The answer to this question will help you decide which type of goat that would be suit your needs and which sex would be best for you. First, you need to know that goats are not lawnmowers with legs. Although a goat's digestive system is similar to that of other ruminants, such as cattle and sheep, who are "grazers" and eat grass, goats are more related to deer, who are "browsers". As browsers, goats are designed to eat, and prefer, brush and trees more than grass.
Mammals can 'choose' sex of offspring, study finds -- ScienceDaily
Julien Mainguy, Steeve D. In polygynous mammals, mating success of males often depends on intense male-male competition and the use of alternative mating tactics. Because reproduction incurs substantial energetic costs and risks of fight injuries, mate selection by males should be expected, particularly when females vary in their ability to produce offspring but can only be defended 1 at a time. Mate choice was assessed by testing if old and dominant males observed in consort pairs tended experienced females more often than younger females, because reproductive success of females increases with age. Age and social rank of males were positively related to age of females and the total number of young produced by the tended female. Subordinate males gained mating access to females through coursing, but this tactic was rare.
Mammals can 'choose' sex of offspring, study finds
More than breeds of goats exist throughout the world, ranging in size from the small Nigerian dwarf to the massive Anglo-Nubian. Some of the differences between male and female goats are subtle enough that you may need to observe a side-by-side comparison of a male and a female of the same breed. Other differences can vary according to age and according to whether a male goat has been castrated. Luckily, evidence under the tail will let you determine the gender with certainty. Most domestic goats range in weight from 20 to pounds, depending on the breed.
It's a reality of taking care of animals that often you need to know what sex they are. There is often more than one way to do things, and we can get stuck thinking it should be done one way, when the other way is so much simpler. The thing is do not think that you must look for a penis or testicles to tell the boys from the girls.