Photos of strange-looking goats


46 Responses to “Photos of strange-looking goats”

  1. Antinous says:

    And how many people tried Arabic Wikipedia or Arabic Google…?

  2. noen says:

    What no wikipedia article on “Damascene goats”?!?

    Now if only you could edit wikipedia and write your own articles. Naaaaaa….

  3. Kay the Complainer says:

    I’m no judge of goat beauty either, but I think those goats look fucked up…

    …but maybe that’s the point, I don’t know.

  4. lemonmeringev2 says:

    “They’re so ugly they could be a modern art masterpiece!”

  5. Doug Nelson says:

    I started a wikipedia page for these goats, you guys can flesh it out

  6. Santa's Knee says:

    No one noted that this was from ‘ ISRAEL WITHOUT IFS OR BUTS’?

  7. Noddy93 says:

    y nt-lbrls mk m sck!

    jst lk hmns. t s nt th tsd wht mttrs… t s th nsd.

    ths gts tst ffn GRT

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is a pictureof what is known as a Roman Goat – because of the nose. It is a breed, primarily for meat.

    A Damascus Goat is a milk goat, originating in Lebanon, but is found throughout most of the Sinai Peninsular as far as Cairo – possibly further through importation.

    Both breeds are popular in desert climates.

  9. spyplain says:

    I once punched a goat, I believe that this gives me at least a small base of knowledge in the field of goat aesthetics.

    Looks like someone punched that goat. Damn.

  10. mutairy says:

    I don’t know whats the big deal
    in the US they have “The Most Beautiful Pig” competitions all the time

    and yes, that goat… one ugly spawn of satan

  11. Takuan says:

    a little respect for goats? hmmm? They give milk and meat,they thrive anywhere… we need them more than they need us

  12. saint_al says:

    Bah, they all look the same when you turn them upside down.

  13. Gainclone says:


  14. Takuan says:

    yes,yes it is, What is goat politics?

  15. skramble says:

    It looks like they might have trouble eating, because the mouth is DEFORMED.

  16. Jack says:

    Wait, so the goats are not “happy mutants”?

  17. waterlovinguy says:

    This is directly tied to “The Men Who Stare at Goats” featured earlier on boing boing. And to think you doubted the powers of the adminstration’s front line.

  18. noen says:

    The referal page – Weekly Teinou –I Woman is a very strange place. The Long-Eyelash Flickr page is just one of many. Shopping is a Monster has some odd Japanese items.

  19. death74 says:

    This guy is like the “Brad Pitt” of goats.

  20. Bean Eater says:

    Jms: Dsgr wth Cry.

  21. mjfgates says:

    I have been responsible for feeding goats in the past. I believe that this gives me at least a small base of knowledge in the field of goat aesthetics.

    Those are some of the ugliest damn goats I’ve ever seen.

  22. buddy66 says:

    When I say prarie, think desert…

    ‘Nights are long, oh, so long on the prarie
    ‘gotta find me somebody to love…’

  23. gabrielm says:

    What no wikipedia article on “Damascene goats”?!?
    The internet has failed…

  24. Maria Guimil says:

    I always loved inexpressive goats eyes! they are really ironic:-)

  25. Church says:

    “Maybe I’m simply a poor judge of goat beauty. ”

    Are you a goat?

  26. doplgangr says:

    from original Chernobyl Island breeding stock… and damn, is the milk delicious!!!!

  27. mikerbaker says:

    #3 – Yes, I look ed it up too. Damascene goat, or Maaz Al Shami… nothing. I was fully expecting a Wikipedia entry that read “when goats are born in Damascene, they are immediately whacked in the face with a 2×4.”

  28. Crunchbird says:

    Not only is there no Wikipedia article, but nearly every reference that comes up on a quick Google of either “damascene goat(s)” or “maaz al shami” (the alleged Arabic name for the species) is related to this exact same set of Reuters photos.

    Can someone out there give us a correct spelling, or an actual species designation, or maybe an explanation of what sort of goat deformities we’re looking at here? It looks like the ears are probably cropped into that shape, but there’s still something deeply wrong about the fronts of their heads . . .

  29. emic says:

    i want one. does that make me a bad person?

  30. Basjohn says:


  31. sushispook says:

    ….. brundlegoat?

  32. petre says:

    it’s a boer/jamnapari goat.

  33. Robotech_Master says:

    If I google “Damascus goat” I come up with some info pages that have pictures that are at least within spitting distance of the goats pictured here.

    Still nothing in Wikipedia for that, though.

  34. Dingbatman says:


  35. David Carroll says:

    I don’t know what Google you guys are using, but when I punch in “Damascene” (but not with goat) I get “resident of Damascus” and when I type “Damascus goat” it connects to the Shami goat. Like Damascus, Shami is a region of the middle east but it may also be the breed name you seek.

    There is no Wikipedia article for Shami goat, but lots of scientific papers pop with titles like “Occurrence of congenital anomalies in Shami breed goats: 211 cases investigated in 19 herds”.

    You may now bask in the knowledge that the Internet is not broken after all.

  36. Takuan says:

    I…I feel a strange stirring in my loins……

  37. Takuan says:

    an old republican/arab (Houses of Bush and Saud) proverb:

    “for heirs, a girl, for pleasure, a boy, for paradise, a goat”

  38. ill lich says:

    A face only a kid could love.

  39. Torley says:

    Those goats aren’t cute in the traditional sense, but they definitely made me sit up and take note!

  40. Glossolalia Black says:

    Aww, they look sort of sweet.

  41. hassan-i-sabbah says:

    “For ecstasy a melon!!” betwixt boy and goat surely?

  42. jmigmac says:

    I can only image what their bleating sounds like. *shudder*

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