[Sca-cooks] Goatee stories - Rockrose

Kathleen Madsen kmadsen12000 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 10 05:18:18 PST 2008

What an interesting story!  I know that male goats
urinate on their beards in order to attract the
attention of the females for mating.  Billy's are
known for their horrendous smell so I'd imagine that
the Pharoah's people would have to do some sort of
washing or something to make it less odorous.  The
Billy's are the ones with the longer beards, the
females of most of the lines I'm familiar with have
much shorter and less lush beards - if they have any
at all.

I love this kind of thing, thank you for sharing.


> I like goatee stories. As one of you blew my bubble
> on goatie goats who 
> ate coffee beans, therefore, the discovery of coffee
> in the Middle East! 
> Here's another - now I've got another one:
>     Goats came in handy as laudanum collecting
> devices from rockrose. 
> While they munched on the plant, the oil stuck to
> their beards. Annually 
> the beards were cut and the oil extracted, i.e.
> those that the pharaohs 
> did not keep for themselves. They glued the goatees
> to their chins in 
> order to smell good and that is how the word for
> this type of beard came 
> into being. The other goatees were heated, which
> released the oils. 
> Laudanum came to substitute ambergris.
>     Has any tasted rockrose seed bread? What does it
> taste like?
> Suey

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