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Whispering Acres
Fainting (Myotonic) Goats

Raising fainting
(myotonic/wooden leg)
 goats.
 


F
ainting/Myotonic Goats


General Prices: 

 

Doeling/Buckling ~ Starting @ $250

 Adult Doe/Buck ~ Starting @ $250

Pet Quality Does ~ $225 ( no pedigree info )

Wethers~ $75-$225

 

Please add $25 extra for dis-budding...


 Our prices will depend on Quality, conformation, coat colors, patterns & eye colors...


ALL Prices are subject to change without notice...


We have a variety of colors & Patterns, TRI-COLOR, MOON SPOTTED, PEACOCK PATTERN, & Blue/Silver along with the beautiful blue, brown, amber & gold-eyes. Also offer polled, horned or dis-budded...We have many quality genetics to choose from...


 We require a 50% deposit of the full purchase price to hold any animal.. 


 We must receive 100% of the full purchase price to wether a buck, or dis-bud a kid..


All kids prices include their first set of CD/T (2) vaccinations, deworming, hoof trimming, and castration if requested or required...


Only Breeding quality Doelings and Bucklings will be registered. We will provide info for your Wethered/Neutered male to be registered upon your request, or we can register him for you for the additional registration fee...We do not provide lineage info for Pet Quality Doelings...

 

Whispering acres is in no way responsible for the cancel of a sale that the buyer did not take the time to research regulations for interstate, out of state, or out of country travels. (Deposit is 100% non-refundable if buyer cancels sale).


Buyer is responsible to do their own research as to travel/import/export terms before purchase of animal/s.



We now accept PayPal for an additional fee of (Usually 3-5%), depending upon what PayPal charges me...The final purchase price will reflect the fee... The address is [email protected]...

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 Please read the following to find out just a little about this absolutely amazing & wonderful breed of goats..


Myotonia


Myotonia is the condition that causes Fainting goats to stiffen and/or fall over when startled.  The condition is caused by a combination of recessive genes.  Fainting goats can show varying degrees of myotonia.  When startled some will fall to the ground with their entire bodies perfectly stiff and rigid.




Others will only stiffen in their limbs and not fall to the ground.  The condition lasts for ten to fifteen seconds after which time the animal rises and walks off stiff, while still showing a noticeable degree of stiffness in their back limbs.  After a short time the stiffness disappears and they walk and act like any other goat.  This condition only affects their external muscles so while in a myotonic state the animals fully conscious and aware of its surroundings.





In no way does this condition affect their life span, and with proper care they will live just as long as any other breed of goats.  Fainting goats usually have large, prominent eyes.  Known as bug-eyed or pop-eyed.  These terms are misleading, many have eyes which seem to protrude from their sockets, but most often it's the structure of the eye sockets themselves that produces this feature.




Their temperament is very laid back and gentle.  They are easy kidders and excellent mothers.  Fainting goats are easy to raise, easy to contain, can be a great meat animal, and are safe for children and neighbors. All colors combinations, patterns, and markings are available.  Hair coats can vary from short to long, with many animals producing a noticeable amount of cashmere during the winter months.


The Myotonic goat is a distinct breed yet it has many synonyms for names, including Nervous Goats, Wooden-Leg Goats, ScareGoats, Fainting Goats, and Tennessee Fainting Goats. The breed is a multipurpose goat that has resulted from a variety of strains of goats that were originally from Tennessee (http://www.faintinggoat.com/).





 When we first started looking for our goats, we were looking for ones that did not climb, were easily contained, and a hearty breed...  Our Fainters are not climbers, they do not get out of there containment's, and best of all, they are a VERY HEARTY breed!!  When we received our first two kids they did climb a little, but not like other goats.  The older they got the less climbing they did.. They tend to stiffen up and tip over off from what ever it may be that they are trying to climb on..


Some say that when they get older they no-longer faint...This simply is not true...As they get used to their surroundings they faint less, or startle from less, but they do still faint when put in the right situation... Sometimes it's just the opposite. When they are young they do not faint well, and when they get older they are sometimes the best fainters!!! We've had the pleasure of having them both ways...


For Example:

We as human-beings get scared or startled from things also.. When we get used to them, we no-longer are scared or startled from them... So it's simply the same for them, put them in a new situation, they will faint, or startle..


I personally feel sorry for my fainters when they faint, so I DO NOT like making my goats faint for anyone...


I couldn't imagine not being able to move, when all of my instincts are telling me to, "RUN"!!!



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