Under construction.  Here we can put the description of the conformation and colorings accepted as Purebred San Clemente Island Goats.


San Clemente Island goat’s color ranges from a light brown/tan to a dark red or amber (which may at times appear to be black but having a red tint) with feral black markings as follows: Blackhead with two brown/tan stripes down face from above, or around the eyes to the muzzle, a patch on the cheek or jaw and small spot on chin; Black cape over shoulders, up the top of the neck and down the front legs. The underside of the neck is brown. Ears are black outside and brown inside. Black dorsal stripe down back and some black on back legs and flanks. Historical documents indicate the presence of white or cream colored animals in the feral population.

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Conformation Description

  • General appearance is that of a deer-like and fine-boned animal
  • Head is long and lean with a dished face
  • Eyes tend to have a relaxed appearance
  • Ears are narrow and carried horizontal to the head with a distinctive crimp in the middle  (Note: Kids ears are often floppy at birth, but become upright by age 2 weeks. )
  • Neck is long
  • Body is deep with fairly well-sprung ribs
  • Back is straight with sloping to fairly steep rump
  • Legs are long and slender with small hooves that tend to toe outward
  • Horns are light, airy, and open. The horn set should spread near the base and continue to spread outward with a light and airy look. The horn should twist a half to three quarters turn from base to tip, depending on the animals age. Bucks horns may make a full turn and often grow quite long, the spread may exceed 32 inches.
  • Average height: Does 24 inches;  Males 28 inches
  • Weight average: Bucks about 100 pounds; does about 60 pounds.

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