Miniature Silky Fainting Goats - Falling over - in love with that Mini Silky terrier look!
Myotonic Goats - Fainters
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A small hobby farm located in northern Indiana that is home to horses, goats,dogs, peacocks, call ducks, sebbastopol geese, and a few barn cats and one miniature donkey. After being introduced to the "fainting goats" I was immediately taken by this docile breed.
I offer beautiful registered Miniature Silky Fainting Goats (MSFGA) and Myotonic Goats (MGR), and Miniature Nubian Goats in a variety of colors and sizes for pets, show or breeding.
Johnes testing done 2012, 2011 and 2010 all results were negative. The herd tested negative for CL, CAE and Johnes spring 2009.
A relatively new and unique breed that is referred to have a terrier look about them. The long silky texture facial and body hair are what we are striving for. This look is harder to achieve in the does.
In this breed most carry the myotonic gene as the name refers but not all Mini Silky Fainters faint. Some of the foundation stock used did not carry the myotonic gene.The standard for this breed does not require them to faint.
The breed standard adopts the ideal height for bucks as 23.5 - 25 inches at the withers or under. Does ideal height is 22.5 - 23.5 inches at the withers or under.
I am a member of the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association. For more information on the standards and/or upcoming shows please contact the MSFGA registry at www.msfgaregistry.com
This breed originated in Tennessee and is sometimes referred to as the nervous goat, wooden legged goat or fainting goat. They have an inherited muscle condition referred to myotonia congenita. This condition leads to stiffness and an overall increase in body mass. This stiffness makes the breed easy to contain in fences. They come in a wide variety of colors, hair lengths and sizes.
A relatively newer strain is the minis. The minis retain the breed features but are more compact and shorter in size.
I am a member of the Myotonic Goat Registry. For more information on the breed please go to the Myotonic Goat Registry at www.myotonicgoatregisty.net