Friends’ Folly Farm
It's all about the goats
We raise Angora goats for spinners' flocks & pets. Because we no longer show goats we no do not register our goats. All of our does have been born on the farm. We buy registered bucks from out of state to increase the gene pool in Maine. We expect our first kids of the season the end of March and into mid-April. We will have some doe/kids combinations for sale and ready to go to new homes in May as we gradually reduce our herd. Kids will be weaned and ready to go to new homes the end of July.
Any out of state sales require a health certificate, some states require additional testing for the importation of goats. These additional costs are at the buyer’s expense.
2018 Goats for Sale
All goats are current with CD&T and have official USDA tags. A 50% deposit will reserve goats for later pick-up.
If you are interested in 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.
Tag Name Description Price
Goats are social animals and need to be with other pen mates. If introducing goats to an existing flock of sheep
or band 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), or breeding bucks.
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 wether single in harness who is beginning to ground drive. Hopefully, next summer I will have at least a pair (maybe two) driving a cart.
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:
The Backyard Goat - Sue Weaver, Storey Publishing, 2011
Hoegger Goat Supply
Halters, harnesses, wagons
carts, shafts, team poles
lightweight single & double trees/levelers
Quality Llama Products & Alternative Livestock Supply
Halters, bridles, harnesses, carts
Great Goat Gear
Halters, bridles with bits, harnesses
Carter Pet Supply
Working Harnesses on ebay or at https://carterpetsupply.com/t/goat
Articles & General Information
Working Goats Website
Packing and draft, many pictures and training tips
Harness Goat Society – Great Britain
Goat Tracks Magazine and American Harness Goat Association
4-H Harness Goat Project
Outstanding information on all aspects training, making equipment, & competitions
DW Farms Harness Goats
Good pictures of team set ups, breast & collar style harnesses