Arapawa Goat Breeders - USA

Arapawa Goat Breeders – USA (AGB) is an association of conservers of the rare breed of goats that were feral on Arapawa Island in Queen Charlotte Sound and separated from the South Island of New Zealand by the Tory Channel. They persisted in an undiluted feral state for 150 or more years and evolved with self-sustaining characteristics that make them valuable for the healthy genetic diversity they possess.

There are presently fifteen or so holders of Arapawas across the US stemming from a founder herd of six goats imported in 1994 by Plimoth Plantation, a living museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts. A registry of thoroughbred Arapawas was initiated by Plimoth Plantation Rare Breeds Department. The Registrar for the association now maintains the Registry.