registered goat : A goat that meets the standards of appearance for its breed and is recorded in the herdbook of the goat association for that particular breed. A registered goat usually is a purebred but may be a crossbreed (called an American or an Experimental).

rolag: A cylindrical roll of wool or fleece that is used to spin yarn.

roving: A long strand of ready-to-spin carded fiber.

ruminant: An animal that has a stomach with four compartments and chews cud as part of the digestive process.