Arapawa goats are considered by the American Livestock Conservancy to be one of the rarest goat breeds in the world. It is directly descended from a breed of English landrace goat which no longer exists in its native England. Goats from Betty Rowe's Sanctuary on Arapawa Island were imported into the United States in 1993 by Plimoth Plantation, a living museum of colonial life in North America in 1627 located in southeastern Massachusetts. The Arapawa Goat is a breed of feral goat descended from Old English milch goats released on Arapawa Island off the coast of New Zealand. Arapawa Goat Breeders – USA (AGB) is an association of conservers of the rare breed of goats that were feral on Arapawa Island in Queen Charlotte Sound and separated from the South Island of New Zealand by the Tory Channel. The New Zealand Arapawa Goat Association (NZAGA) is made up of a group of people from around the world who are passionate about the survival and welfare of this beautiful, critically at-risk breed of small goat. The Arapawa Goat Breeders – USA performs the functions of keeping the Registry of thoroughbred animals, providing a communications link to other breeders. Arapawa Goats in the USA By Al Caldwell. The Arapawa Goat is one of the rarest goat breeds in the world and is critically close to extinction.