This is one of the few pictures of me that I plan
to put up on the net. WHOM does this goat think HE is? ..
Actually, this is "Buster". He and his "girlfriends" are literally
a living bush-hog! We've been keeping these guys for just about the
entire time that we've had the property. They keep our fence rows
very neat and tidy in their nibbling. We got our start from a newspaper
ad and then added new ones here and there.. had a bunch of babies..
ALWAYS saving the ones with the smaller and smaller features while "culling"
out the bigger ones. Over the generations we've ended up with a
BEAUTIFUL (unregistered) blood line that if someone wanted to jump through
all the hoops of registering them, would be an excellent place to start
with minature goats. Buster here is only about 18 inches at
the shoulder and his nannys are EVEN SMALLER!
Below is a series of pics showing two newborn twins making
their maden voyage to
what will soon grow to be the center of their little universes... A TEAT!
CLOSE.. CLOSER... GOT IT!!
The shot below shows my mom and dad holding one of the
little rascals to illustrate just how little
the babys really are. Unfortunately, in our quest to engineer the perfect "minature goat", we have inadvertently invented a nightmare for ourselves. The pens that used to keep them in quite nicely
are no longer "tight" enough to keep our current generations in. Even some of our adult nannies
are now small enough to simply wiggle through the lower holes of standard stock type fencing.
We're now having to re-wire their pens in order to keep the flower-beds from falling victim to the
We normally run about 8-10 nannys with a billy.. giving
us up to 10 TINY little babys born each year.
Neutered billies, called "withers" (for obvious reasons), make wonderful pets and DON'T end up smelling bad when older. Our current line turns out a variety of "bearded" and/or "wattled" nannys. The billies all end up sporting a beautiful wide set of horns and a wooley coat like Buster. The babies are coming out in a wide range of colors. The fencing behind these guys is only 39 inches tall!
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