Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Goat of the Week: Meet Abigail Says

It's Tuesday, so we all know what that means....

Goat of the Week:

Abigail Says (Abby)
Abby doesn't let her size stop her from getting the best food...

Abigail Says is the daughter of Delilah and one of Sundance Kids' bucks. She was born on February 10, 2013. Her brother was born first, and is slightly larger than her (most male goats are slightly larger even as kids). Check out the full post: The Kids are HERE for more information on our goats and pregnancy/delivery.
Any of the goats we plan on keeping to show for fair need to be registered with the American Boer Goat Association. It's just like the American Kennel Club for purebred dogs. Her mom Delilah's official registered name is Survey Says, so we decided to name her kid Abigail Says (Abby for short) to continue the family name! She is definitely a bossy goat though, just ask her brother!
Abby (right): LET ME OUT! LET ME OUT! I WANT MY OWN ROOM!
We love Abby because she has so much personality. She loves to have her neck scratched. She will even let her tongue hang out when you get her sweet spot! Plus she loves to stand up on the wall (or you!), what a silly kid!
Abby snoozing in the sun while her kid brother and Mom watch over her
Abby is the braver of the two. When we moved them over to the new pen, Abby ignored her mother's tentative calls to stay in the small enclosure to run into the outside pen! She just loves the sunshine! Pen-raised goats can get stir crazy and listless, so giving our kids room to run outside equals happy, healthy goats.
Your pants smell like goats! I'm just going to taste them...
Besides her great attitude, Abby is a beautiful goat. Unlike her mom, Abby is completely solid brown from her head through to her cape (cape means the markings around her neck, like where a collar would go!). She doesn't have any spots at all. We will keep Abby the kid as a breeding goat, and eventually breed her to our buck MegaMind when she gets older. If she is anything like her mom, she will be a great milk producer and a wonderful, protective mom. Can't wait to see what she looks like as she grows!

So who from our herd of boer goats do you want to meet next? Do you want more info on show goats, breeding goats or meat goats? Let me know in the comments, on Facebook or Twitter!

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