US 2021 San Clemente Island Goat : Heritage Breeds 55c. Scott. 5589

US 2021 San Clemente Island Goat : Heritage Breeds 55c. Scott. 5589

Series: Heritage Breeds (2021)

Stamp details: San Clemente Island Goat

Issued date: 17-05-2021 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 55c.
(FOREVER - No Face Value)

Format: Pane of 20

Emission: Commemorative
First Day City: Mount Vernon, Virginia

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 5589
Michel (Germany): 5822BA
Yvert et Tellier (France): 5431
Unificato (Italy): 5971A

Designers: Zack Bryant (designer) ; Aliza Eliazarov (photographer)

Dimensions (height x width):
39.75mm x 31.25mm

Printer: Banknote Corporation of America
Print Method: Offset, Flexographic

Perforation: Serpentine Die Cut 10

Stamp Colors: Multicolored
Gum type: Self-Adhesive

Themes: Animal, Goat

Total print: 2,500,000 (estimate)

Note: Stamp from 'block of 10'

Face value US$0.55 on day of issue.

Description:- The San Clemente Island goat is a type of domestic goat derived from feral goats isolated on San Clemente Island, one of the Channel Islands of California. San Clemente Island goats are small, fine-boned, and deer-like. The males sport outwardly-twisting, "Spanish-type" horns. Both sexes are horned and although their large horns resemble those of Spanish goats, San Clemente goats are not of Spanish origin. The Livestock Conservancy (formerly ALBC) with the University of Cordoba in Spain conducted a DNA study of the breed in 2007 and found that the San Clemente goat is a genetically distinct breed and unrelated to the numerous other breeds in the study. San Clemente Island goats are listed as a critically endangered heritage breed on the Conservation Priority List by The Livestock Conservancy. In 2020, their global population was about 1400. They live on the mainland U.S.A. and in Canada.