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Old 11-02-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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goat milk is supposed to be very good for those with digestive problems. It also makes great cheese. My SIL is raising a few fainting goats for sale as pets. They are also classified as meat goats (don't tell her that) although they stay pretty small. There used to be a few Angora goat farms around, but I don't see them much anymore.
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Firebll31 posted My SIL is raising a few fainting goats for sale as pets.
Do they faint now and then?Don't you have to get the goat pregnant in order to get goat milk?
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Old 11-02-2007, 02:58 PM
 
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yes and yes. They don't really faint, they just stiffen and fall over, still conscious.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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yes and yes. They don't really faint, they just stiffen and fall over, still conscious.
You have got to be kidding? Why would someone want a goat that falls over????
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Hilltop in beautiful MO
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goat milk is supposed to be very good for those with digestive problems. It also makes great cheese. My SIL is raising a few fainting goats for sale as pets. They are also classified as meat goats (don't tell her that) although they stay pretty small. There used to be a few Angora goat farms around, but I don't see them much anymore.
Maybe I need to see if I can find some fresh goats milk around here for my digestive problems. Angora yarn. Hadn't thought about that in years and years, showing my age here, but we used to use angora yarn to wrap around our boyfriends class ring so it would fit on our fingers.
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Jdslady your getting weird and weider by the minute first you eat brain and eggs, fried squirrel and there brain and Now you put angora yarn to wrap around boyfriends class ring so it would fit on our fingers. Where did you say you live in the Funny Farm? or are you from this planet?
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Old 11-02-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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You have got to be kidding? Why would someone want a goat that falls over????
They have a genetic disorder which causes the legs to stiffen when they are startled. It's really quite fascinating to watch. After a few seconds they get up, and walk away unharmed (except for their dignity). They are a small goat, a bit larger than a pygmy. And raised for the same reason-pets, and a novelty. Here is a video clip:



YouTube - Fainting Goats
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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That is a riot, I'm gonna have a few of those
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Those poor poor goats it looks like they hurting themselves every time they fall down..... Cute and Funny but at the same time...... Are they ok? Thanks for sharing Firebll
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:04 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I kind of feel bad when I make them do it, but it IS hilarious. As far as I know they have a normal goat life span, unless they keel over in front of a mountain lion or something. This is not a survival-of-the-fittest type genetic mutation. I'm afraid I have hijacked this thread-perhaps we should return to cattle?
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