The Goats

 Apatite For That


Apatite is named after a mineral (the spelling is correct, it is not supposed to be appetite although the pun is intended) to stick with our gemstone/mineral naming theme.  He will be our future herd sire.  

He's about five or six weeks old in the above two photos.

The day he was born.

Fern Hill Diego
Apatite's Sire in Show Coat

Falling Down Farm Twix
 Apatite's Dam


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 Jasper


His sire is a full blood Boer and his dam is a Boer/Alpine cross, but I don't know their names.  

At approximately ten weeks old.

At approximately fourteen weeks old.

Approximately fifteen weeks.

Seven Months

Ten Months

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Rebel


We rescued Rebel from a hot parking lot where someone left him in the sun with no food or water.  Our best guess is that he's Pygmy/Spanish goat cross.  We aren't sure how old he was when we brought him home on 10-1-14, but he had to be less than two years old.


When we brought him home.

Last year I think.

2016

2017

As of 7-11-16 he weighed 125 pounds!


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Coral


Coral is extremely skittish and hard to take pictures of.  She is a very good mother though.

 
Coral on the right with Garnet on the left.

Coral with her daughter Pearl.


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Garnet


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Topaz

 Topaz using her horn to scratch her back. 


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Amethyst


Coral gave birth to Amethyst with no assistance and very quickly.  I'm pretty sure she was only pushing for about four minutes.  Amethyst is already a total pet who loves being scratched all over and sitting in my lap!

Newborn

 Five Weeks

 Five Weeks

Day 2

Five Weeks

Amethyst's sire Crockett
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Tag Colors

Green=75% Boer
Orange=88% Boer
Red=94% or higher Boer
Purple=100% Boer
Yellow= 50% Savanna

 Our Girls

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