Legend says that the ancestors of these goats were brought back from the crusades by Richard the Lion Heart in the 12th century.
What we do know for definite is that they were given to Lord Bagot by Richard II in the 1390’s and remained in Bagot Park, near Blithfield in Staffordshire for over 500 years. During the 1960’s, Bagot Park was flooded to create a reservoir to provide water for Birmingham and the goats had to be removed. A trio were given to the Cotswold Farm Park to found our herd.
RBST Watchlist Status: Endangered (100 to 200)