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Whispering Acres
Fainting (Myotonic) Goats

Raising fainting
(myotonic/wooden leg)

ainting/Myotonic Goats

General Prices: 


Doeling/Buckling ~ Starting @ $300

 Adult Doe/Buck ~ Starting @ $350

Pet Quality Does ~ $225 ( no pedigree info )

Wethers~ $75-$225 ~ No bottle babies.

Please feel free to contact us about getting on our waiting list for 2021.

We may have BOTTLE BABIES available in the spring of every year while kidding...

Please contact us to inquire or be put on our waiting list for one.

Kids and Adults will come with MGR Registration info, or be registered thru MGR already. 

UNLESS they are Pet Quality animals.

 Our prices will depend on Quality/Genetics, conformation, coat colors, patterns etc...

ALL Prices are subject to change without notice...

We have a variety of colors & Patterns MOON SPOTTED, PEACOCK PATTERN, Blue/Silver & Tri-Color along with the beautiful blue, brown, amber & gold-eyes. Also offer polled, horned or dis-budded...

We have MANY quality genetics in our herd...



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.  The myotonic breed can show varying degrees of myotonia.  When startled some will fall to the ground with their entire bodies perfectly stiff and rigid. While others may just walk stiff legged, thus the name wooden leg goats.

 When we first started looking for 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"!!!