The Book of the Goat by H.S. Holmes Pegler- Very interesting

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by LiddleGoteGurl, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

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    I found this book at my tiny little community center library. I was sooo shocked. No one in my community has goats besides me and one other person, and we have only been here for a few years.
    This book appears to be really, really old. I cannot find a date on it but I am guessing late '20s to early '30s.
    Anyways I scanned a bunch of photos that were in it. I think you will all find them very interesting. Mind you, this is in Great Britain, but the quality of dairy goats has improved soooo much over the years. Here are some CHAMPION Alpines. If you can't read the words under the photos, let me know and I will type them.
    This is the cover:
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    The doe that was on the cover, with B/O info and the fact that she is a champion.. !!!! :shock: lol
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    She is a pretty girl, but not what today's champions are made of.. she would make a better family milker today! It is so fascinating how all of the breeder's hard work has changed the look and productivity/function of our modern dairy ladies.
    These does were bred and owned by the same woman as the above doe:
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    A prize-winning yearling:
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    Isn't that so fascinating? I am totally into old goat history, and I love finding OLD pics of goats, especially yesterday's dairy girls. And I LOVE researching the old goat pedigrees (especially the nubs!). What can I say? I am a goat geek :D :greengrin:

    More stuff coming, including a photo of an old LaMancha type goat!
     
  2. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

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    Look at this. Nubian type goats... look at those funky noses! :p
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    This says Syrian or something like that:
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  3. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

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    And get this.. a LaMancha-ish goat!
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    Now isn't that funky?
    And last but definitely not least.. who on earth has a barn like this???????!?!?!?!?!?! Not fair :(. LOL
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  4. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

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  5. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

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    It is so interesting how far the breeds have come!! And in the Nigerians I believe we still have some improving to do!
     
  6. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

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    Isn't it!
    Yeah, that is one of the things that intrigues me the most about the Nigerians! To be one of those breeders that really improves them, that would be so cool! They have come so far, but I can see them going much farther.
     
  7. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I know, it is so exciting! Wow those Nubian type goats are funny looking!
     
  8. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

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    LOL I know :p
    Oops, I forgot one.
    Here is an Alpine buck and a Toggenburg doe:
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  9. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

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    Oh maybe that is not an Alpine buck.. says something like Black Forest or something.. hmmm??
    I thought this would be interesting. Ok, here is that first doe, and one of today's best Alpines (IMO!).
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  10. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

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  11. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

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    Illinois
    Wow we sure have come a long way! that is so interesting, thanks for sharing! :D
     
  12. rgbdab

    rgbdab New Member

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    that was a great find! Thanks for sharing with us.
     
  13. susanne

    susanne New Member

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    Nov 12, 2007
    wow, very interesting. i'm also interested in learning about nubian history.
    thanks for sharing the pictures :D
     
  14. creaturesall

    creaturesall New Member

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    Re: The Book of the Goat by H.S. Holmes Pegler- Very interes

    It's comforting to know I have admirers.
     
  15. LiddleGoteGurl

    LiddleGoteGurl New Member

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    Glad to know you all liked them.

    :lol: ROFLMBO Bob!!!! OMG. HAHAHAHA!!
     
  16. luvmygoats

    luvmygoats New Member

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    OMG! Bob, Too funny!LOL
     
  17. ilroost

    ilroost New Member

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    believe it or not i have that book. Now i am dating myself
     
  18. creaturesall

    creaturesall New Member

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    I also find it difficult to find someone to go out with me.
     
  19. ilroost

    ilroost New Member

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    lol, well if you cant love yourself who can you love!!
     
  20. PACE

    PACE New Member

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    Look at those saggy udders :scratch:

    Even I can tell that goats have come a long way conformation-wise LOL. Very interesting thread :greengrin: