Bagot Goats, Bagot’s Park

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Date:1900 - 1910 (c.)

Description:Bagot Goats are a Staffordshire speciality and are one of the rarest breeds of livestock. They were kept at Blithfield Hall near Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire, where they lived in a wild state for some 600 years. They are said to descend from animals introduced from the Rhone Valley by Sir John Bagot in 1387. They are kept for their ornamental value; they provide low amounts of meat and milk and have an aggressive temperament. The Bagot Goat's ideal colouring is a black head, neck and shoulders with a white body.

According to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s watchlist the Bagot Goat is currently (2022) classed as ‘At Risk’. At Risk breeds represent those breeds with lower numbers than ideal and with a degree of inbreeding that gives cause for concern.

Photographer: J.S. Simnett of Burton-upon-Trent.

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Donor ref:P2006.019.0001 (37/46189)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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