Batisse I was a gift to the Royal 22nd Regiment unit from the Queen of England, who received the herd of Tibetian goats from the shah of Persia. (the tradition of Regimental Goats can be traced back to the Royal Welch Fusiliers whose Goats were present at the battle of Hill Bunker in 1775, during the American war of Independence.)
For your pleasure, I have assembled the line of Regimental Goats:
Batisse I’s Beautiful and martial behavior attracted the admiration of thousands. He passed away on February 25, 1964 after a short illness.
Batisse II (1964-1970). The George Lazenby of Regimental Goats. Presented by Général George P. Vanier.
Batisse III failed to produce a male heir, although he lived in partnership with Catherine, the first female Regimental specimen. Died 1978.
Batisse IV (1979-1985). Succeeded where Batisse III failed.
Batisse V. Direct descendant of Batisse IV and Catherine. Died in 1989 following pulmonary problems.
Batisse VI, June 1991 - September 1991, died swiftly as a result of renal problems.
Batisse VII (1991-1992) Presented by his Excellence the very honourable Ramon Hnatyshyn, Gouverneur general of Canada.
Batisse VIII (1999-2002) died of severe arthritis.
Batisse IX (2003-) Still Roams the streets of Quebec.
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