I have read the articles that most folks believe the Arapawa goats are descendants from goats dropped off by Captain Cook making them related to the Olde English goat from long ago. Then recently there was some DNA work making them more closely related to African goats. Is there any DNA research being conducted now that will show exactly where these goats might have originated? Their history is very fascinating!
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There has been research done by the NZ folks and there so far are no living goats that they are related too. It’s still quite a mystery but the NZ folks are doing a great job working with researchers.