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Goat 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   unexperienced   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 expected 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 (Kiko). 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

We   are   unable   to   update   the   website   each   time   a   kid   is   born   or   goat   is   sold   so   please contact us for availability.

Pricing

Kiko Breeding Does

NKR   registration   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.

Nubian Breeding Does

We   rarely   sell   purebred   Nubian   does   although   we   often   sell   50-50   Nubian/Kiko   does.   $300 each without papers; $350 each with NKR registration

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. NKR    registration    is    available    for    Purebred    Kiko    Bucks.    Purebred    bucks    are    limited! Occasionally we have percentage bucklings that would do well as commercial breeders. Percentage    bucks    and    commercial    bucks    are    NOT     available    with    registration    papers. Purebred bucks start at $600; commercial bucks start at $350.

Nubian Bucks

Currently   we   only   sell   unregistered   Nubian   bucks   but   if   you   are   looking   for   performance   over papers, they are $100 each.  

Kiko or Nubian 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 $150 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   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 over 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 health interest (bucklings are typically weaned at 3 months). NKR   registration   is   available   with   Kiko   breeding   stock.   ADGA   registration   is   available for Nubian doelings. 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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Goat 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: We   expect   kids   to   be   up   on   their   feet,   alert   and nursing well within 15 minutes. Kids   that   lag   in ADWG*   and   who   appear   below   par are culled. Kids   that   exhibit   poor   parasite   resistance/resilience are culled. Dam’s performance: Does are expected to kid without assistance. 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. Does    must    retain    a    good    udder    structure    and supply sufficient milk for their kids. Does   should   have   proper   teats,   straight   legs,   level top-line,    square    chest,    and    a    well    developed rumen. We   require   our   does   to   show   excellent   parasite resistance or resilence. Sire’s performance: Our   bucks   have   a   well-defined   barrel,   a   deep   & square   chest,   large   &   level   scrotums,   proper   teats and are well-muscled (Kiko). 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

We   are   unable   to   update   the   website   each   time   a   kid   is born or goat is sold so please contact us for availability.

Pricing

Kiko Breeding Does

NKR    registration    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.

Nubian Breeding Does

We   rarely   sell   purebred   Nubian   does   although   we   often sell   50-50   Nubian/Kiko   does.   $300   each   without   papers; $350 each with NKR registration.

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. NKR   registration   is   available   for   Purebred   Kiko   Bucks. Purebred    bucks    are    limited!    Occasionally    we    have percentage   bucklings   that   would   do   well   as   commercial breeders. Percentage    bucks    and    commercial    bucks    are    NOT   available   with   registration   papers.   Purebred   bucks   start at $600; commercial bucks start at $350.

Nubian Bucks

Currently   we   only   sell   unregistered   Nubian   bucks   but   if you   are   looking   for   performance   over   papers,   they   are $100 each.  

Kiko  

or  

Nubian  

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   $150   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 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   over   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    health    interest    (bucklings    are    typically weaned at 3 months). NKR    registration    is    available    with    Kiko    breeding stock.   ADGA    registration    is    available    for    Nubian doelings.    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.
Gap Mountain Goats                          Meat Your Future™