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Well everyone, I've found many of the other 'horse people' Also have goats! I wanted to share.. and Brag about my guys! I have 4 boys, two bucks and two wethers.


Riot - 10 month old [triplet] buckling. He obviously matures slowly (dang it!). He is out of a 2009 March crop. His Sire is Ennobled, Grandsire, Ennobled, and great grandsire, DUAL Ennobled. His Dam's pedigree also features many Ennoblements'. Riot is very correct, and the papers show it! He acts like a bottlefed kid, and is very very smart. He is amazing, and I will always love this goat!



Left - Bull City Cherokee. ENNOBLED Sire of Riot. Right - Sophie. Dam of Riot.

Anndddd; Riot Himself playing in the snow! Picture taken Christmas Eve.
Isn't he amazingly wonderful? :lol:

And his photo at two weeks;
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This goat is simply amazing has began to develop a wider frame.

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This is Powhatan. He is a 75% Boer wether. This guy was my first goat, and turned 1 year in October of '09. He has chronic bronchitis, and we may not be able to keep him around much longer. Pow and I showed in 4H for 2009. We won 5th in Showmanship. Great boy, I'll miss him. Right now his days are spent as a hay burner and pasture mate.


Photo at two weeks..;



Pow has the same sire as Riot, and his Dam is Bailey.
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Jasper is a yearling (mid 2008) Nubian wether, he is basically a petting zoo, bottle fed baby, and such a lover.. And a pain in the ****! Haha. This goat is very friendly and LOVES people! He was disbudded incorrectly resulting in the loss.. more like his horn was ripped out of his skull.. :)
Jasper as a yearling;



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And this is Billy. A 2001 Pygmy buck. He is 185 pounds, and smelly! He is a totally wimp. Mean to my little buckling. He is currently also dying, due to age, poor heath (we rescued him), and the loss of his 'girlfriend' Winston.
Billy is pictured on the right.

Winston Left.



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Now I wanna see your goats! I wanna hear whatever you have to say about him or her! Pictures too, please! :D
 

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I want a goat :)
 

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No pictures on this computer, but we have a 16 y/o pygmy (do goats even live that long?? I was never sure how long as our others only made it to 12ish) that was our original horses companion and has still been kicking it with the new gang :)
 

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Yes I now know where the expression "old as a goat" comes from..... She acts like she's young still... Chases the dog plays with the horses. Same old stuff she used to do minus the jumping as she's getting quite arthritic with the cold weather
 

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Ok here is Sweet Thang the Saanen goat

Sweet little Madeline the lamancha


Ramona the alpine

Last but not least Bambi the lamancha
 

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Ah! Cute goats, everyone! I'm glad I'm not the only goat crazy gal out there!


This is Louie. He is a year old Boer wether. He was about five/six months when that picture was taken. He is now a therapy goat for the foundation I work with. He helps kids with terminal ilnesses. He walks in parades, and even visits hospice patients! He has his own little vest and everything. I'll have to see if I can get a picture of him working.



He is my pride and joy. My absolute little angel. He can be ponied, he comes when he's called, and even jumps like a mini. I've even ponied him out on the trail. He's the sweetest thing ever. Curls up in your lap if you sit down.

This is Lola. I just picked her up on Saturday. She is four months old. Lola is half Lamancha and half Boer. She already is coming when she's called and follows me EVERYWHERE. I'll be showing her at this years fair and will be keeping her as my breeding doe as well as helping out with the foundation as a therapy goat.



She will soon be Louie's best friend.

Last year when I was at the fair, I was kneeling down to kiss Louie and I said: "Kill them swiftly, but do it, and do not doubt that YOU are a KILLER, LOUIE!!!!" and some guy looked at me like I was an idiot. His daughter shared the same row as I did, he never entered our row the rest of the fair. Apparently I scare people away. I will never quote Interview with the Vampire again at fair... Ever.
 

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Last year when I was at the fair, I was kneeling down to kiss Louie and I said: "Kill them swiftly, but do it, and do not doubt that YOU are a KILLER, LOUIE!!!!" and some guy looked at me like I was an idiot. His daughter shared the same row as I did, he never entered our row the rest of the fair. Apparently I scare people away. I will never quote Interview with the Vampire again at fair... Ever.
Bwah ha ha that's soooo something I would have done. I love it!

Gonna have to scan pics of my girls, those were the pre-digicam days. Hoping to have the place goat ready come springtime, but I doubt I'll ever be able to track down my girls bloodlines - I think they were allowed to go extinct due to rampant CAE. But my pride and joy girl was a LaMancha doe named TwinRose Sweetpea I had delivered and bottle reared. (we bottle raised ALL the kids, but Sweetpea was my first) Aside from being a daily milker (she gave me 7.2 lbs of COLOSTRUM her first freshening. I think she single-handedly provided colostrum ice cubes for most the PNW that year. She milked regularly 5.5 lbs morning and night from then on.) She was also trained to pull a cart, carry a backpack, and jump into the backseat of my car. I miss her. :-(

Off to find pictures!
 

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Here's my two. They're both mixed breed 'mutts' I think. The big one is a wither, the little one is a billy. I got them at an auction and noone there really knew what breed they were. The second pic he's standing in an 18" snow drift.



 

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This is TJ, my BO's goat. Don't have any idea what breed he is. Any guesses?
 

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My dad is getting some fainting goats some time in the next year...I told him i wanted a pygmy goat:D
 
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