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If a goat and sheep mate can they concieve a ????

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Iamaqte, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Iamaqte

    Iamaqte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it sounds silly.. but i went out this morning and saw my male goat "going to town" on my female sheep. And she was letting him...

    Has anyone else had this happen?

    I know it is an off question - and i don't think they can conceive, but i thought i would ask.

    Any answers are appreciated!!
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A sheep–goat hybrid is the hybrid offspring of a sheep and a goat. Although sheep and goats seem similar and can be mated together, they belong to different genera. Goats belong to the genus Capra and have 60 chromosomes, while sheep belong to the genus Ovis and have 54 chromosomes. This mismatch of chromosomes means any offspring of a sheep-goat pairing is generally stillborn. Despite widespread shared pasturing of goats and sheep, hybrids are poorly attested, indicating the genetic distance between the two species.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheep-goat_hybrid


    I wanted to be sure of my answer and wikipedia confirmed it.​
     
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2007
    so, maybe they are having safe sex. [​IMG]
     
  4. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so, maybe they are having safe sex.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2007
  5. Bubba

    Bubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GEEPs are real! If you have a laboratory to do it in.....

    Bubba
     
  6. BarbK

    BarbK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As doc would say procreation for recreation. [​IMG]
     
  7. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    no they cant produce offspring.they are just having some fun.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, they can reproduce but the result is often stillborn or a miscarriage.
     
  9. chickenfreak101

    chickenfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Sheep goat!!! They are rare, though because goats have more chromizones.
     

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