Monday, February 13, 2017

Introducing Apatite!

I'm so excited!  We put down a deposit on this guy on Saturday!!  He is a purebred registered Myotonic buckling (same breed that Crockett was).  He was born on 1-13-17, so it will be another month before we can make the looooooooooong drive to go pick him up (really wish there were local Myotonic breeders lol).  Since she hadn't sent his papers in yet we got to pick out his name and we decided to call him Apatite, sticking with our gemstone (and minerals) theme, since goats are always hungry it seems fitting hehe.  I'm worried people will think I'm misspelling appetite, if they've never heard of Apatite the mineral, but oh well.  His full name is Apatite For That and it's a play on the saying "I've got an app for that" since my husband is an IT guy.

Isn't he adorable???  We had the choices narrowed down to three and it literally took hours to decide, but I think we made the right choice.  The choices were between him (he's a twin), or a single buckling whose mom always has singles or a bottle baby that is a triplet.  I really didn't want to have to bottle feed and we didn't want the single because a lot of our does were singles and since it's genetic we really needed a multiple, so we chose him.  It was a very difficult decision, but in the end that was our deciding factor.

 He is so cute!  I can't wait to bring him home!  Below is a picture from the day he was born.

Below is his sire.

Isn't he a chunk??

 His sire and grand sire were Grand Champions!  :D

Below is his mom.  His litter mate was black and white like their mom.

There will obviously be a million more pictures when he comes home in a month.  I can't wait!!  I'm excited to raise our new herd sire from weaning so that we can get him tamed and halter broke like Crockett was.  I really don't want to deal with half feral bucks anymore.


  1. He's a very handsome boy! Good luck with him.

  2. He's so HANDSOME! What pretty babies he will make with your little Amethyst some day!

    1. My thoughts exactly!!! I can't wait to see their babies. :D I'll enjoy them as babies first. That will all happen in it's own sweet time.


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