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    05-31-2012, 11:05 AM
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I didnt see your other post above Cowchicks, Kayella. Sorry.

Wow, way to be impressive for your first showing! A goat is definitely something I could be interested in if I have the funding. I just found out today that a family friend's daughter (9) who is homeschooled is also going to be raising a goat this year, so I'm going to see where they're keeping theirs and go from there. I'll keep you in mind for advice and for breeders too. I honestly don't even know where to start ^_^ I'm getting pretty stoked though!

One more semi-stupid question. With the goats, do they have to be transported in a trailer? I can get acess to one if need-be, but I don't think our van has a hitch. Or can I just use our 60 lb dog's extra large dog crate in the back of our van? XD Forgive me if that's the most ******ed question you've ever heard, I honestly know nothing yet. I do know that the goats at our farm (theres two of them) weigh 150 and 75 lbs and would easily fit...not that I could actually get them in there or anything.

Also, what breed is generally used? I think ours are pygme (sp?) and that's the only breed I have any experience with.
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    05-31-2012, 12:18 PM
Green Broke
We didn't have a trailer 95% of the time unless someone with a trailer was going to the same show. I just used dog crates in the bed of the truck, or during winter months I'd stick the cage in the back seat or just stick a tarp down. My Houston goats that I showed in March were pros at loading in the dog cages. My second Houston goat Little Foot would hop into the cage himself without any help even! The last show I went to with my last goat was a showmanship show in Baytown, and we didn't even bother to use a cage. All we did was cover half the back seat with a tarp and off we went! When we got there, two ladies almost died laughing when they saw him hop out of the car.

Meat goats are boer goats. Whether it's the traditional white body with a red head, or a completely red goat, I've shown both and won with both. Paints and reds are looked down upon, because they don't have the traditional body markings, but they are becoming more and more common.
    05-31-2012, 12:25 PM
Teen Forum Moderator
Ok great! That was my main concern xD Wonder what mom would say if I asked if it could have shot-gun...
    05-31-2012, 12:35 PM
Green Broke
LOL if my goats could've ridden up front with me, they would've!

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