At this time (2019-2020 breeding season), reservations are by wait list only and are no obligation/do not require a deposit. We will take names for the list and contact you if an animal(s) becomes available, at which point you may decide to purchase or pass on the kid(s). If you choose to purchase a kid that becomes available through the wait list, a non-refundable deposit will then be required to hold the kid. Adult goats are held by non-refundable deposit only.
We reserve the right to retain any kid born on the farm, regardless of reservation status. Breeding plans may change. No doe can be guaranteed as bred to a specific buck until the breeding has taken place and the doe confirmed bred.
Goat kids sold as pets/wethers will not be sold with registration papers. We do not sell intact bucks out of first fresheners and we do not sell intact bucks without registration papers. Intact bucks will be sold on a case-by-case basis out of senior does with LA scores of no less than an "E" in mammary.
Unless other arrangements are made, pickup or delivery must be scheduled within 2 weeks of receipt of deposit or whenever the kid(s) is ready to leave the farm, whichever is applicable. After 2 weeks, an additional charge of $5 per day will be added to the cost of the goat/kid for board. If arrangements are not made to pick up goat(s) within 30 days, all deposits and agreements will be forfeit and the goat(s) will be retained and/or offered for sale to the public. Buyers are responsible for any costs related to shipping and transport, including any CVIs/veterinary health certificates necessary for interstate transport.
All kids are pulled at birth and bottle fed. Kids may go home under 8 weeks of age, on a bottle, to homes with experience bottle raising young kids. We do not recommend weaning goat kids before 12 weeks of age and do not typically wean until 14-16 weeks. Goats are herd animals and we will not sell single kids/goats to homes with no other goats; there must be at least one other suitable goat companion on the property. Horses/ponies, donkeys, dogs, etc., are not suitable companions for goats. We also disbud (de-horn) ALL goat kids that leave our property and strongly suggest not bringing a disbudded/non-horned goat into a herd with horned goats. If you are new to goats and have questions about care and management, please ask! We are happy to help.
We will only sell healthy, CAE and disease-free animals from our farm. We practice routine coccidia prevention, and all kids and adults are vaccinated for CD/T according to recent veterinary guidance. However, due to factors beyond our control, such as differing management practices, stressors, etc., we cannot make any guarantees on health once a goat leaves our property. Due to biosecurity concerns, we cannot take back any goat that has left our property. All sales are final.
We want our buyers to be happy. Please let us know if you have any problems with any purchased animals. We cannot predict the future and there can be no guarantees on how an animal will mature; no one can guarantee if an unborn kid will succeed in the show ring or what they will produce as an adult. However, any known weaknesses will be disclosed to the best of our ability, and we will not knowingly sell goats with disqualifying faults as registered breeding stock. We are striving to improve the genetics in our herd and will do our best to make educated breeding decisions that will produce quality offspring and, in turn, will do our best to provide you with an animal that will work well within your herd. If a goat sold is later determined to have a genetic fault that precludes breeding that animal, please contact us. We will offer a suitable replacement of equal or greater value or a refund if no replacement is available that is suitable to both seller and buyer. We will require veterinary documentation of the genetic fault to determine that the fault is genetic and not due to illness or injury.
**A note about color: While we understand that all the different, flashy colors that occur in the Nigerian Dwarf breed are fun and appealing, please know that our breeding program is based solely on conformation and production. We will not take reservations for breeding stock based on coat or eye color.