Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Spanish Goats


We were out doing a Breeding Bird Atlas Block today and saw some curious looking goats. I stopped to talk to the farmer that was picking up his mail and he was happy to tell me all about them and other animals his "boy" likes to keep.  Now this "boy" is 27 years old. I bet he just hates to hear his Dad refer to him as his "boy".

Anyway they are a type of Spanish Goat. I just thought the billy was so handsome with these huge curved horns.Quite a majestic beast.
    He was somewhat curious about us stopping to look at him.  "What did you say?"
I was just facinated by those long twisted horns.
Yes, at some point I am going to have to draw them.
Here is the rest of his family, errrr, I mean herd.  Isn't that little one a cutie??
                                                                 Happy Animal Wednesday.

15 comments:

Julie said...

Amo a los cabras espanoles!!!

My spanish speaking husband told me how to say "I love spanish goats"! :)

They are so handsome/cute!!!

studio lolo said...

OMG, goat love smacking me square in the face!!

I'd love to do a painting/atc/something of that dude.

Whoa!

Boy? Yeah, he'll tire of that one day.

HAW!

Mim said...

wowee - I have never seen these kinds of goats - they're amazing with those horns. you should draw them, really -

HAW!!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh my goodness. THATS A GOAT? I would hate to be in the yard with him.. Wonder if they act liked bulls charging. Love that the man said his boy. lol I guess no matter how old he will get he will always be his boy. :)

Teri C said...

Very cool-looking goats. Those horns are really something. Yes, I'd join Lolo in painting them.

HAW

SandyCarlson said...

These are really amazing shots.

Katiejane said...

He IS a cutie! What unusual looking animals but pretty, too. I always like looking at farm animals. We have longhorn steer at a farm near here. Fascinating.

SandyCarlson said...

Your blog cheers me up on a day I feel really sad. It's good to be back.

Cheryl said...

Lisa.....they are so cute. I love goats. A lot of locals keep them in this area. They are so useful for keeping the grass down.....

Love the horns........

Quiet Paths said...

Who knew a goat could be so er, um - handsome! Those horns are so interesting. Great post, Lisa.

steviewren said...

I'd hate for that billy goat to decide he had a beef with me!

marianne said...

They are wonderful Lisa!
It is always good to meet animals .
haven't seen these goats here yet..... Indeed intriguing horns!

Happy Late AW!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Missing you.. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. :))

yoon see said...

They are truly treasure Lisa.
Mum and babies....lovely family.

I love to paint animal too but hard to find time to paint these two manths.

Have a wonderful week Lisa:)

Caroline said...

Those horns are splendid!!