Bagots are an ancient breed of goat, known continuously since the 1380's. The earliest known herd roamed wild in Bagots Park, three miles from Blithfield Hall in Staffordshire, the home of the Bagot family. Details of its history can be found on line (see below). Bagots are medium sized goats with a distinctive colour pattern which, at its best, is entirely black from nose to shoulder and entirely white behind the shoulder. This does nto always breed true and other patterns do emerge. It does not milk well but can be used for meat, though generally it is a more decorative breed.