The Boy Goats
There are three boy goats on the Fat Ewe Farm. Little Colby was born here last year and cannot be used for breeding, but he does have very nice fibre. He will be shorn in the fall and likely used to breed the Pygmy and Nigerian Dwarf goats. Leo bred the does this year and the Pygoras and Nygoras are his progeny. He will either be sold with the two Angora girls (number 13 will stay) as a breeding trio, or be sold for meat after shearing. Such is the lot of the males. Little Raven was Weezie's twin boy, a very small goat because Weezie was not well. Raven was given many shots of vitamins to boost his system and he has turned out rather well with a sleek black coat and cute little body. He remains very friendly and warm and would also make an excellent breeder with any of the does, since he is not related to them. If he was a little bigger, he might be able to breed the Angora girls. I will be picking up a pure bred Pygmy buck this summer though, and breeding the does to the Pygmy rather than the Angora. Pygora and Nygora goats are not popular here and the males are left. There were so few girls born this summer. The Pygmy can also breed the Angora goat, number 13. Hopefully she will have twin girls and one buckling from this year, a special little Nygora, can breed the girls the following year, Nygora to Pygora. One more breeding of Pygmy to Angora and the Angoras are done here. The only one kept will be 13 for her mohair, but after a few years the mohair becomes coarse and is not soft anymore, so they are used for breeding then more than fibre. Leo is a good looking guy, weighs about 150 and has a great coat. He is 2 and he is for sale. Colby, last year's buckling is also for sale.
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