Duolingo needs to be consistent on the using "maternal." I have used maternal and gotten it wrong and i have not used maternal and got it wrong. i realize this is in beta but consistency is important.
You state exactly the amount of goats there are or you say, "has many goats".
Derek, the native speaker
That makes sense. Thanks Derek! BTW, Derek means 'path' or 'way' in Hebrew. May your path on earth be blessed!