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Regimental goat, Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the Guard has been a tradition at the Citadelle of Québec since 1928 except for a brief hiatus between 1939 and 1945. The ceremony features soldiers of the Royal 22e Régiment decked out in their scarlet regimental dress and bearskins as the "new guard" relieves the "old guard" after 24 hours of sentry duty at the Citadel entrance.

The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of goat domesticated from the wild goat of southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the family Bovidae and is closely related to the sheep as both are in the goat-antelope subfamily Caprinae. There are over 300 distinct breeds of goat. Goats are one of the oldest domesticated species, and have been used for their milk, meat, hair, and skins over much of the world. In 2011, there were more than 924 million live goats around the globe, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.[3] Female goats are referred to as "does" or "nannies", intact males as "bucks" or "billies", and their offspring are "kids". Castrated males are "wethers".

Photo 193, Québec City, June 2014

Regimental goat, Changing of the Guard

Photo 199, Québec City, June 2014

Regimental goat, Changing of the Guard

Photo 205, Québec City, June 2014

Wild Goat

In the 1830's, Scotland's tenant farmers were expelled from the land in what became known as The Highland Clearances; property owners decided sheep raising was more profitable than tilling the land. The dispossessed had to leave their animals behind, resulting in wild populations such as these goats. The Clearances caused many to emigrate to Canada and the US.

Photo 1376, Scotland, May 2011

Goat, Animals at Blue Heron Cheese Co., store, Tillamook OR

Photo 373, Oregon, Sept 2006

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