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Angora Goats - Late Summer 2014

                 If you are interested buying animals please contact us to make arrangements for a farm visit. 

    Our Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association Herd ID is FFF and our

USDA Sheep & Goat ID is MEX 0020.  If you acquire animals with these ID's we are the flock of origination and can provide you with additional information about the animals.

 

2014 Friends's Folly Farm  
Animals for Sale - July    
       
Spring Angora buck, doe, and wether kids are ready to leave the farm.  
  All are about 4 months old and current with shots, worming, & hooves
       
Tag # Name Description Price
       
171   Gray Angora Doe Kid out of Lindsay $250
183   Taupe Angora Doe Kid out of Kismet $250
177   Gray Angora Doe Kid out of Isadora $250
186   Gray Angora Doe Kid out of Indigo $250
       
174   Gray Angora Wether Kid out of Kismet  $150
176   Gray Angora Wether Kid out of Isadora $150
182   Gray Angora Wether Kid out of Hareiquin $150
187   White Angora Wether Kid out of "79" Sold $150
       
170 Ferris Taupe Buck Kid out of Lindsay $300
       
Yearling Bucks & Does  
       
Tag # Name Description Price
153 Goldie Taupe yearling doe (on reserve) $250
152 Godiva Taupe yearling doe (on reserve) $250
156 Gadget Gray yearling doe $250
160 Garbo Gray yearling doe $250
       
148 Grissom Gray yearling buck $300
146 Gatsby Gray yearling buck $300
158 Guthrie Gray yearling buck $300
       
       
       
Goats are social animals and need to be with other pen mates.  
  If introducing goats to an existing flock or herd of goats you must do so   
  with at least 2 at a time.  We only sell single animals under certain
   circumstances, i.e. companion for a single animal (sheep, goat, horse)
       

               

Rabbits

We raise rabbits for pets and meat.  Over the years we have been "playing" with a variety of crosses aiming for easy handling, quick growing, hardy, vigorous, and interesting colored rabbits.  Our current breeding stock includes Satin, Creme D' Argent, Californian, and a specialty 5 way mix doe (she has some Flemish Giant and it shows in the ears) .  The rabbits are fun, easy, and a great source of meat and pleasure.

           

 

                                      

 

 

 

Draft Goats

    Our first draft goat was Yin - the first colored kid born on our farm in 1995.  Although we thought he was going to be a breeding buck we discovered he had an undescended testicle.  We couldn't part with him, but he had to have a job to earn his keep - he became the Public Relations goat by being trained to pull a cart at fairs and festivals.

    Since then we have had a variety of goats trained to pull in harness and in yoke.  Currently we have a buck team pulling in yoke, a single in harness who is beginning to ground drive and a pair of Boer/dairy cross does beginning in yoke.  Hopefully, next summer I will have at least a pair (maybe two) driving a cart.  Since Angoras are small I never had goats big enough to drive - finally I do so it's onto the next step!

    Anyone interested in using goats for draft - especially in Maine and New Hampshire - for fun, work around the farm, or for exhibition is welcome to contact me.  Below is a list of resources I have gathered with links to various sites for more information.

Draft Goat Resources/Links:

Equipment

Hoegger Goat Supply

http://hoeggerfarmyard.com/xcart/

Halters, harnesses, wagons

 

K-9 Carting

http://k9carting.com/

carts, shafts, team poles

 

Dog Works

http://dogworks.com/store/

lightweight single & double trees/levelers

 

Quality Llama Products & Alternative Livestock Supply

https://www.llamaproducts.com/

Halters, bridles, harnesses, carts

 

Great Goat Gear

Halters, bridles with bits, harnesses

http://greatgoatgear.com

 

 

Articles & General Information

 

Working Goats Website

http://www.workinggoats.com/?id=73

Packing and draft, many pictures and training tips

 

Harness Goat Society – Great Britain

http://www.harnessgoats.co.uk/

Great pictures

 

Goat Tracks Magazine and American Harness Goat Association

http://www.goattracksmagazine.com/harness.html

 

4-H Harness Goat Project

http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/4H/goats/harness_goat.pdf

Outstanding information on all aspects training, making equipment, & competitions

 

DW Farms Harness Goats

http://workinggoats.tripod.com/id2.html

http://workinggoats.tripod.com/id6.html

http://dwharnessshop.tripod.com/index.html

Good pictures of team set ups, breast & collar style harnesses

 

On Line Groups

 

Harness Goats Yahoo Group

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Harness Goats/

 

Cart Wagon Goats Yahoo Group

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cart Wagon Goats/

 

 

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