If you thought that beauty pageants are reserved for people only, you might be surprised to find that there are beauty contests for camels, badgers, cats and even goats. And, if typically the contestants who enter the pageants are absolutely gorgeous, a different kind of beauty is valued in goats.

The goat beauty pageant, held in Saudi Arabia, prizes billies known as the Damascus goat, also known in the internets as the 'World's Ugliest Animals.' And though we do not like calling our four-legged pals as ugly, this goat breed has some very unusual characteristics.

The Damascus is generally used for milk production but also performs well in leather and meat production. What's shocking about these weird animals is the difference between their looks when they're young and when they grow up. What seems to be incredibly cute goats with very long ears later turns into a monstrosity with bulging noses that could scare many people. Anyways, this rare breed of quite ugly goats has become extremely valuable, and according to goat connoisseurs, their price can go all the way up to 67.000 USD.

Scroll down below for some Damascus goat pictures and decide for yourself, whether they deserve to be called cute or ugly animals.

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Bambi 1 year ago

So girly... lol

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Lenny 1 year ago

Looking at all these pictures below... I love goats, but this... I hope they're healthy though.

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Kjorn 1 year ago

the inspiration for Ludo in Labyrinth

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Claire A. 1 year ago

I feel like they would have a lot of breathing issues or problems eating. But, I'm also not a goat expert.

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Charlotte Brine 1 year ago

These are some seriously disturbing nightmare goats

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

Do they cut their ears?

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KCN 1 year ago

Looks like something from Star Wars.

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Happiness is Hippo 1 year ago

I wish they all had their ears uncut like this one. I can't understand why people insist on cutting ears and tails off animals, it's horrible. And they look so much better in their natural state, as they're meant to look!

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Charlotte Brine 1 year ago

what the actual FUCK?!

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Charlotte Brine 1 year ago

WHELP. I'm not sleeping tonight.

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boredkoala 1 year ago

The underbite is so cute!

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DW Hunter3 1 year ago

That looks like part of a rocked horn, the ears cropped too.

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Dan Carter 1 year ago

I'm waiting for them to throw dollar bills...

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Zenozenobee 1 year ago

OK, now, I'm sure they cut their ears... why creating a breed with unbelivable long ears, to end up by mutilate these poor animals?

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Coco! 1 year ago

no time for pictures or autographs, people. I'm going to be late to the haridressers!

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criminalgirl 1 year ago

Actually I think they are quite lovely in a funny way.

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TS Rhodes 1 year ago

They are cutting these animal's ears off! WTF???

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