Angora goats

Nubian and Angora Goats

Goats were raised by the Leonis family primarily for milk, cheese, and wool. The Nubian goat, known outside North America as the Anglo-Nubian goat, was developed in Great Britain and brought to the United States by English settlers as a source of meat and milk. The breed is extraordinarily adaptable to extreme heat. Today, Nubian goats are mainly bred as dairy goats and have become the most popular milk-producing goat in the United States and are the best for cheese production. They are also known for their outgoing personality and affection towards humans.

Angora goats were introduced to the United States in 1849 and are the source of mohair, which is regarded as a luxury fiber. Mohair is a high-luster yarn or fabric made from angora goat hair and is more expensive than standard sheep wool because its production is quite labor intensive.

Domesticated goats have been a food, leather, and textile source for people since prehistoric times. An adult male is called a buck or billy goat and an adult female is called a doe or nanny goat. A goat less than one year old is called a kid.

Leonis Adobe Museum Historic Home and Ranch
  1. The Leonis Adobe House
  2. Miguel Leonis, The Big Basque
  3. Espiritu Chijulla Leonis
  4. Marcelina Leonis
  5. Juan Menendez
  6. Living Room
  7. Corner Cabinets
  8. Piano
  9. Dining Room
  10. Kitchen
  11. Cellar and Pantry
  12. Upper Rear Hallway
  13. Menendez Room
  14. Espiritu's Bedroom
  15. Sewing Room
  16. Front Upstairs Veranda
  17. Outdoor Oven or Horno
  18. Oak Tree
  19. Poultry and Doves
  20. Guinea Hens
  21. Turkeys
  22. Barn and Blacksmith Shop
  23. Carriages and Buggies
  24. Miguel's Land and Property Map
  25. Bath House
  26. Laundry Area
  27. Well and Windmill
  28. Tank House and Water Tank
  29. Orsua Room
  30. Vineyard
  31. Fruit Trees
  32. Vegetable Garden
  33. Longhorn Cattle
  34. Merino Sheep
  35. Nubian and Angora Goats
  36. Percheron Draft Horses
  37. Farm Implements
  38. Wagons
  39. Outhouses
  40. The Plummer House