Boer goats were developed in South Africa as a meat breed. Boer is the Afrikaans word for “farmer”. Since many cultures rely on goat meat as their primary source of protein, boer goats are very popular. Usually they sport white bodies and red heads and necks, although all-red animals are common as well. They can also be white with black heads and necks, or dappled, which is called moonspotting. Their popularity also extends to the US, where showing in popular, and well-bred animals can sell for thousands of dollars.