I have had several folks ask me how I clip my goats. I personally hate to see naked goats. If one clips a goat with a 10 or 15 blade, they are naked. My suggestion is invest in some combs and clip with a comb. I wish I could get some combs for my sheep shears to control the length of cut with them in the fall.
In the late spring and summer, I clip with a 10 blade with a 1/8th inch comb. This leaves a nice, smooth clip and enough hair to make the animal slick and pretty and cover them so they do not get sun burned. With this clip they can go graze and be a regular goat without being shut up until they grow back enough to not get sun burned. Yes, a goat can get sunburned, even the dark skinned ones... I like to use just the clippers without a comb for the hooves and legs and around the head. Do not forget to clip out the ears so the tattoos can be easily seen.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The picture to the right is Alexa and her daughter
by Mr General. His signature is his topline and width of body. Mr General is line bred on Eclipse who is a fantastic doe. We had Mr General flown in from up
north almost 2 years ago as a kid. His first kids will
be freshening hopefully this fall.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We have some nice Nigerian Dwarf Kids For Sale and a couple of adults as well. We are reducing the herd a bit to allow us room to keep more young stock. Check out the Goat Sales Page to see what is available. The new camera will help catch some better pictures to give everyone a better idea of what we have to offer. Goats and kids are tough to photograph. Look at blue eyed Dawn to the left. She is a bit pregnant. She is For Sale, bred to Mr. General.
Ultram is shown with his beautiful hornset. He is a two year old Icelandic ram. He is shown after shearing.
The ewe below is Mini Long Tail. I love the way the photo's are turning out.