OMG a rooster, and dogs sheesh. That is worse than this, at least goats and sheep are fairly similar. I thought it might not be a native speaker also, that they may just not know the correct term for goat.
At the fair, a girl I used to play soccer with was showing me how to show her market lamb for round robin. A little boy and his mom came over, and she asked if they wanted to pet the goat. And she was 2nd place for showmanship. :hammer:
My Alpine doe does look like a deer, but at least people realize she is a goat most of the time.
I have to admit, prior to owning goats, I didn't REALLY know the difference between goats and sheep (yes.....i'm a city girl). I could probably pick out an alpine as a goat, but those fibre goats look awfully like sheep sometimes....
HOWEVER, if you're selling something, you should really know what you're selling.....
I worked at a u-pick pumpkin patch when I was a kid. A woman from the city insisted that the jersey calf in the petting zoo was not a cow. She was convinced it was a camel because she knew that all cows are black and white. She got really mad when I couldn't stop laughing.
Wish you could have been there to hear it nchen! I had a really heated conversation with this woman calling my beautiful purebred jersey calf a camel! She let me know that the hump would grow when it got older.