Best goat breed for beginners

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by LissyB, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. LissyB

    LissyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    I NEED a goat! My mom wants another horse, but doesn't want another horse.[​IMG] I mean, we only have one horse that needs a friend, but my mom won't get another horse! So I'm trying to convince her to get a goat. My dad would like fainting goats... but idk! [​IMG]And mom sais teenagers are bad![​IMG]
     
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  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Does the horse even get along with goats? There are many horses who will not stand sharing space with goats, and a horse can easily stomp a goat to death. They can view them as a threat, something strange and dangerous. Before you consider getting a goat for a horse companion, you really need to find out if your horse can safely live with a goat...
     
  3. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

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    and the fainting goats, if you have alot of coyotes or stuff like that are a walking 4 hoofed happy meal (it is true) and those are meat breeds, if you want milk go for a alpine, niggy or ones of those
     
  4. LissyB

    LissyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! IDK if my horse would get along with a goat or not... never thought about it. She is the sweetest horse though, just gets lonely sometimes. We haven't seen any coyotes where we live but close, so a fainting goat would not be a good option. It would just be as a pet.
     
  5. LydiaB

    LydiaB Out Of The Brooder

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    I would reccomend a Pygmy or Nigerian dwarf wether, if the horse doesn't mind goats. They eat less than full size breeds. However, a full size breed would be able to defend itself better. Nubians are the biggest dairy breed. A meat breed wether would be larger than a dairy breed. It also depends on personal preference on what a goat looks like.
     
  6. LissyB

    LissyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't really care what it looks like! But it would have to be big... unfortunantly
     
  7. LydiaB

    LydiaB Out Of The Brooder

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    Boers are really calm. It may be hard to find a tame one though, as they are raised for meat. Otherwise you could get a Nubian, they are the biggest dairy breed.
     
  8. LissyB

    LissyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! I would like to show them in 4h too... so I guess looks do count!
     
  9. LydiaB

    LydiaB Out Of The Brooder

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    Make sure they are well tamed. It is much easier to train a goat that likes humans than one who doesn't. You should be able to find a show boer, they are really expensive though. A Nubian wether shouldn't cost too much, I sell mine for $75.
     
  10. LissyB

    LissyB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! I kinda want to breed them and sell the babies though, as a project. I would keep one whether though!
     

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