Glenn Faust of Barnesville pauses for a quick photo with "Spot", a 1-year-old pygmy goat, as he walks down Mauch Chunk Street in Tamaqua. Pygmy goats are a small breed of domestic goat. Although they produce a very large amount of milk for their size, and can be eaten, pygmy goats are not typically used for milk or meat, unlike larger dairy and meat goat breeds. Pygmy goats tend to be more robust and breed more continually throughout the year than either dairy or meat goats. They are also sometimes kept as pets in urban or suburban backyards, depending on local laws. The pygmy goat is quite hardy, an asset in a wide variety of settings, and can adapt to virtually all climates. Faust owns and cares for two pygmy goats.
Walking his goat
Friday, April 15, 2011