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Kiko Sales

Our herd is CAE/CL/TB/Brucellosis/Johne’s-CLEAN!  Responsible Breeding That old addage “you get what you pay for” holds true when you buy cheap stock. Good   management   will   not   compensate   for   poor   genetics   and   excellent   genetics   will not compensate for poor management! If   you’re   looking   for   a   cheap   goat,   Craigslist   is   full   of   backyard   breeders   that   fit   that   bill. However,   if   you   are   seeking   a   healthy   and   low   maintenance   goat   complete   with   a   health record, keep reading. Kid vitality: o We expect kids to be up on their feet, alert and nursing well within 15 minutes. o Kids that lag in ADWG* and who appear below par are culled. o Kids that exhibit poor parasite resistance or resilience are culled. Dam’s performance: o All does are required to kid without assistance. o Our   does   exhibit   superb   mothering   skills   such   as   attentiveness,   protectiveness and   long-term   nursing.   While   we   might   temporarily   excuse   a   first-freshener   a   few minutes to come to terms with their new responsibilites, we do NOT bottle feed. o Does must retain a good udder structure and supply sufficient milk for their kids. o Does   should   have   proper   teats   (2),   straight   legs,   level   top-line,   square   chest,   and a well developed rumen. o We require our does to show excellent parasite resistance or resilence. Sire’s performance: o Our   bucks   have   a   well-defined   barrel,   a   deep   &   square   chest,   large   &   level scrotums, proper teats (2), and are well-muscled. o Because   they   are   handled   far   less   often   than   does,   our   bucks   are   expected   to   be extremely   hardy   with   little   maintenance.   This   is   particularly   important   when   it comes   to   hooves   and   parasites   because   our   bucks   are   practically   on   their   own from May through November. *Kids   born   early   during   winter   months   cannot   be   compared   to   kids   born   well   into   spring   due   to   the   difference   of available forage and expenditure of energy in maintaining body tempearature during cold conditions.

Goats for Sale

Just a few 2018 kids left! If you’re considering buying this year, please contact us sooner rather than later. You can view some of our sires & dams here.

Pricing

Kiko Breeding Does

AKGA   or   NKR   registration   (depending   on   sire)   is   available   for   both   purebred   and   percentage does   intended   for   breeding.   All   transfer/registration   fees   are   the   responsibility   of   the   buyer. Purebred does start at $500; percentage does start at $300.

Kiko Breeding Bucks

We   are   very   critical   when   evaluating   bucks   and   expect   them   to   be   just   about   perfect   if   ours are   to   be   sold   as   breeding   stock.   To   ensure   the   best   Kiko   genetics,   only   a   very   small percentage of our buck kids are sold as registered breeding stock. AKGA    or    NKR    registration    (depending    on    sire)    is    available    for    Purebred    Kiko    Bucks. Purebred   bucks   are   limited!   Occasionally   we   have   outstanding   percentage   bucklings   that would do well as commercial breeding stock. Percentage    bucks    and    commercial    bucks    are    NOT     available    with    registration    papers. Purebred bucks start at $600; commercial bucks start at $350.  

Kiko Brush/Pet Goats (sold only in qty of 2 or more)

These   goats   are   perfectly   healthy   but   did   not   make   the   cut   for   our   breeding   standards. Registration   is   NOT    available   for   pet/brush   does   and   they   should   not   be   bred.   Pet/Brush does & wethers are $200 each, sold in pairs or more only. Registration    for    wethers    may    be    possible    for    4H    projects    through    the    various    Kiko associations. Please contact them directly for more information.

Additional information

We   do   NOT   breed   unsound   goats.   Any   doe   that   throws   underperforming   kids,   lacks proper   physical   confirmation   or   requires   too   much   special   attention   (chronic   illness,   high parasite load, etc) is removed from our breeding program. We   do   NOT   sell   every   male   goat   as   breeding   stock   because   very   few   will   ever   become worthy    of    the    title    ‘herd    sire’.    In    order    to    maintain    quality    Kiko    genetics,    the    only bucks/bucklings we sell are those we believe have the potential for excellent performance. With   the   exception   of   bucklings,   we   allow   our   does   to   wean   their   kids   naturally.   The longer   a   kid   nurses   the   bigger   and   healthier   they   will   mature.   Our   does   nurse   their   kids   well into 7+ months. We   will   not   wean   DOELINGS   for   customers   any   earlier   than   4   months   of   age   because it is not in the kid’s best interest (bucklings are typically weaned by 3 months). AKGA   or   NKR   registration   (depending   on   sire)   is   available   with   breeding   stock.   All registration/transfer fees are the responsibility of the buyer. We provide a detailed health record of each goat purchased. We do NOT disbud. We do NOT offer breeding services.
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Kiko Sales

Our herd is CAE, CL, TB, Johne’s, Brucellosis CLEAN! 

Responsible Breeding

That   old   addage   “you   get   what   you   pay   for”   holds   true when you buy cheap stock. Good    management    will    not    compensate    for    poor genetics       and       excellent       genetics       will       not compensate for poor management! If   you’re   looking   for   a   cheap   goat,   Craigslist   is   full   of backyard   breeders   that   fit   that   bill.   However,   if   you   are seeking   a   healthy   and   low   maintenance   goat   complete with a health record, keep reading. Kid vitality: o We   expect   kids   to   be   up   on   their   feet,   alert   and nursing well within 15 minutes. o Kids   that   lag   in   ADWG*   and   who   appear   below   par are culled. o Kids   that   exhibit   poor   parasite   resistance/resilience are culled. Dam’s performance: o Does are required to kid without assistance. o Our   does   exhibit   superb   mothering   skills   such   as attentiveness,   protectiveness   and   long-term   nursing. While   we   might   temporarily   excuse   a   first-freshener a    few    minutes    to    come    to    terms    with    their    new responsibilites, we do NOT bottle feed. o Does   must   retain   a   good   udder   structure   and   supply sufficient milk for their kids. o Does   should   have   proper   teats,   straight   legs,   level top-line, square chest, and a well developed rumen. o We    require    our    does    to    show    excellent    parasite resistance or resilence. Sire’s performance: o Our    bucks    have    a    well-defined    barrel,    a    deep    & square   chest,   large   &   level   scrotums,   proper   teats, and are well-muscled. o Because   they   are   handled   far   less   often   than   does, our   bucks   are   expected   to   be   extremely   hardy   with little    maintenance.    This    is    particularly    important when   it   comes   to   hooves   and   parasites   because   our bucks   are   practically   on   their   own   from   May   through November. *Kids     born     early     during     winter     months     cannot     be compared    to    kids    born    well    into    spring    due    to    the difference   of   available   forage   and   expenditure   of   energy   in maintaining body tempearature during cold conditions.

Goats for Sale

Just a few 2018 kids left! If you’re considering purchasing this year, please contact us sooner rather than later. You can view some of our sires & dams here.

Pricing

Kiko Breeding Does

AKGA    or    NKR    registration    (depending    on    sire)    is available    for    both    purebred    and    percentage    does intended   for   breeding.   All   transfer/registration   fees   are the   responsibility   of   the   buyer.   Purebred   does   start   at $500; percentage does start at $300.

Kiko Breeding Bucks

We   are   very   critical   when   evaluating   bucks   and   expect ours   to   be   just   about   perfect   if   they   are   to   be   sold   as breeding   stock. To   ensure   the   best   Kiko   genetics,   only   a very    small    percentage    of    our    buck    kids    are    sold    as registered breeding stock. AKGA    or    NKR    registration    (depending    on    sire)    is available    for    Purebred    Kiko    Bucks.    Purebred    bucks are     limited!     Occasionally     we     have     outstanding percentage   bucklings   that   would   do   well   as   commercial breeding    stock.    Percentage    bucks    and    commercial bucks   are   NOT    available   with   registration   papers.   PB bucks start at $600; commercial bucks start at $350.  

Kiko Brush/Pet Goats (sold only in qty of 2 or more)

These   goats   are   perfectly   healthy   but   did   not   make   the cut    for    our    breeding    standards.    Registration    is    NOT   available   for   pet/brush   does   and   they   should   not   be bred.   Pet/Brush   does   &   wethers   are   $200   each,   sold   in pairs or more only. Registration    for    wethers    may    be    possible    for    4H projects   through   the   various   Kiko   associations.   Please contact them directly for more information.

Additional information

We   do   NOT   breed   unsound   goats.   Any   doe   that     throws   underperforming   kids,   lacks   proper   physical confirmation   or   requires   too   much   special   attention (chronic   illness,   high   parasite   load,   etc)   is   removed from our breeding program. We   do   NOT   sell   every   male   goat   as   breeding   stock because   very   few   will   ever   become   worthy   of   the title   ‘herd   sire’.   In   order   to   maintain   quality   Kiko genetics,    the    only    bucks/bucklings    we    sell    are those   we   believe   have   the   potential   for   excellent performance. With    the    exception    of    bucklings,    we    allow    our replacement   does   to   wean   their   kids   naturally.   The longer   a   kid   nurses   the   bigger   and   healthier   they will   mature.   Our   does   nurse   their   kids   well   into   7+ months. We   will   not   wean   DOELINGS   for   customers   any earlier   than   4   months   of   age   because   it   is   not   in   the kid’s   best   interest   (bucklings   are   typically   weaned by 3 months). AKGA   or   NKR   registration   (depending   on   sire)   is available   for   breeding   stock. All   registration/transfer fees are the responsibility of the buyer. We   provide   a   detailed   health   record   of   each   goat purchased. We do NOT disbud. We do NOT offer breeding services.
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