Goats Purchased by Mountain Valley View Farm!

posted by Karen Jean Matkso Hood
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mountain Valley View Farm has just purchased its first Nubian goat, a lovely black and white junior doe named Savannah Farms Avalanche Drift! She was born on May 29, 2010 at Crazy Coote Farm and her American Dairy Goat Association certification is currently pending. We are all excited to welcome her into our growing family of farm animals.

Nubian goats are known as excellent dairy goats, producing a large quantity of creamy milk that is higher in butter content than any other breed. They also make good pets, and are gentle and very trainable.

Also recently purchased is Hutchapoo, a black and white buckling Fainting goat from Genesis Acres. Hutchapoo was born on May 26, 2010 and has a full, silky coat and is polled (naturally hornless). His sire Hutch is registered with the both the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association and the Myotonic Goat Registry; and his dam Poof also has a double registry with the MSFGA and International Fainting Goat Association.

Fainting goats, also called myotonic goats, are known for a unique genetic condition (myotonia congenita) that causes their muscles to freeze up for 10 seconds when they are startled. Although painless, this often causes young goats to fall over on their side. Older goats learn to compensate by spreading their legs or leaning against something to maintain their balance.

Fainting goats are meat goats rather than dairy goats, and are smaller and easier to maintain than most breeds raised for their meat. Their intelligence and friendly nature makes them good pets, and some produce large quantities of cashmere during the cold months.



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