At this time (2018-2019 breeding season), reservations do not require a deposit; this means you have first right of refusal on available kids out of the breeding(s) of your choosing according to your place on the wait list. 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. In the event we choose to retain a kid, any deposit received will be refunded immediately to the buyer. Alternately, the deposit and/or reservation may be transferred to another available kid or reservation. If a reservation on a planned breeding does not produce a kid (for example, if the buyer has a reservation for a doe kid and only bucks are born in the litter), the reservation may be transferred to another available breeding or to the next year’s kidding schedule/reservation list.
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. If a reservation is made on a planned breeding and the doe is bred to a different buck, the buyer will have the choice to keep the reservation on the new breeding, transfer the reservation to another breeding (if available), or have any deposit, if applicable, refunded.
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 intrastate 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 CDT 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.
There are no guarantees on quality of animals; any known flaws will be disclosed to the best of our ability, and we will not sell goats with disqualifying faults as registered breeding stock. However, no one can guarantee if an unborn kid will succeed in the show ring or what they will produce as an adult. 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, but it would be impossible and unethical to make guarantees. We are selling genetic potential and will work with you to provide you with genetics that will work well within your herd.
**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.