Yes, the fine print! Purchasing an animal from us assumes you have read the below in its entirety. You also might want to check out our Management Practices page, which provides additional information about how we raise our kids/manage our herd. This information is not provided as advice, but is provided so that potential buyers may make a fully informed decision before purchasing an animal from our farm.
Last updated December 27, 2023.
At this time (2023-2024 breeding season), specific reservations and/or waitlist spots are no obligation and do not require a deposit. We will 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 by reservation or through the waitlist, a non-refundable deposit (typically 50% of the total price) will then be required to hold the kid. Adult goats are held by non-refundable deposit only.
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.
We reserve the right to retain any kid born on the farm, regardless of reservation status. We reserve the right to cancel a sale at any time before the animal is picked up. In the event we as the seller cancel a sale, including such instances where an animal is found to have a defect or becomes injured, ill, or dies, any deposit or payment received will be immediately refunded to the buyer. Deposits are non-refundable if the buyer cancels the sale.
Goat kids sold as pets/wethers will not be sold with registration papers. Intact bucks will be sold on a case-by-case basis. We do not sell intact bucks without registration papers.
Unless other arrangements are made, pickup or delivery must be scheduled within 2 weeks of receipt of deposit or whenever the kid(s)/goat(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 personally do not wean goat kids before 5 to 6 months of age, and do not recommend weaning before 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 ALL goat kids that leave our property and strongly suggest not bringing a disbudded/non-horned goat into a herd with horned goats. As above, we retain the right to cancel a sale if we feel a home is not a good fit for the animal(s).
We will only sell CAE and disease-free animals from our farm that, to the best of our knowledge, are healthy at time of pickup. We practice routine biosecurity testing, raise all kids using CAE and coccidia prevention protocols, and vaccinate all kids and adults for CD/T and pneumonia 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 a 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, performance, and production. We do not take reservations for breeding stock based on coat or eye color.
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