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What Do You Call A Baby Goat?

Many of the people, including some pet or livestock owners, do not have a clue of what a baby goat is called. Most of them have a misconception as they often refer to the baby animal as cubs. But really, what do you call a baby goat? It’s not the type of animal that you usually encounter in reading magazines, trivia’s, newspapers, etc. Fortunately, to clarify things and to bring you further understanding about the animal, we have decided to tell you what a baby goat is called in the US and in some other areas as well.

What Do You Call A Baby Goat?

In the US or United States, baby goats are referred to as a ‘Kids’. The meat of young or baby goats are also called ‘Kid’ or ‘Kid’s Meat’. Adult females are called ‘Nannies’ or ‘Nanny’ and male goats are called ‘Billies’ or ‘Billy. The meat of adult goats is called ‘Chevon’ or On the other hand, male goats who have undergone a reproductive surgery are called ‘wethers’.

In Spain, a young goat and the goat meat is called ‘Cabrito’. However, there are nicknames usually given to goats by most breeders due to their characteristics. Some refer to the baby goat as bubbles due to their personality of being bubbly. They are always happy and grateful where they are and what they do. In relation to that, sometimes they are called bright eyes.

Below is a short video compilation of several cute and cuddly baby goat breeds:

Another great nickname given to a young, baby goat is Trouble. It is because of the playfulness of the goat and that mischievous characteristic, two of the quality that can often lead to trouble or a mess. Some of the names are fairly related to pet owner’s fondness of the animal, such as, Clover, Daisy, Murphy, Cookie, Pickles, Tinkerbell and more. These are just common nicknames usually given to baby goats by the majority. Regardless of the nickname, Kids in the US and Cabrito in Spain, are the general name of a baby goat.

Other than the name we give to the animal, we are also the ones responsible in giving them good care, health, food, shelter and love. Breeding goat means taking out their nature of being a wildlife animal and their survivability relies upon how well we do our share of the responsibility. The greater we provide them with care, the longer the lifespan of the goat can achieve.