Just a quick explanation of why this a hot topic locally.
The wild goats of galloway have a following by certain fanatics and any exscuse to make things "awkward" then they will do so. The people concerned shoot them on a low key and do not like adverse publicity as has happened in the past so you can understand my reluctance to blaze this across the www.
These people are and have been good friends and I would not pass on any information that would compromise that.
interesting picture! the galloway goats have a different horn arrangement, they are swept back in straight line, some of the big billies get to 40", i'm sure that that they will be of the same ilk of the galloway wild goat in weight and colour but the horn is completly different.
Whilst most of the Galloway goats may be swept back like an Ibex not all are like that.
Below is a pic. of a brace I shot in Galloway some years ago as the guest of a famous Galloway deer man.
Over the years I shot goats there also on Islay and in Ireland.
The Galloway ones I got were the darkest in colour of any I shot but one I shot in Co.Clare, Eire, was the longest.