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Livestock => Goats => Topic started by: Polyanya on September 02, 2019, 11:30:08 pm

Title: Looking to buy Golden ~Guernsey boy UPDATE
Post by: Polyanya on September 02, 2019, 11:30:08 pm
Just put this in the Marketplace but thought it wouldn't hurt to place here - we are looking for a young GG intact male could be a weaned buckling to come and live with us and our girls on our croft in Shetland - any info please pm.
Title: Re: Looking to buy Golden ~Guernsey boy
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on September 04, 2019, 08:52:20 am
Have a look at the Melton Mowbray sale catalogue for a fortnight's time... although it may seem a long way to go, there are usually some of the Aberdeen crowd down there so you may be able to "hitch a lift" back for him ready to go on the ferry.  Alternatively, Scottish Goatkeepers Federation on FB may be able to put you in touch with local breeders who may have stock.

There were a bunch of GG cross Bagots at Thainstone mart rare breed sale last weekend along with a Bagot male all from Shetland.  I don't know if the seller also had a GG male or if the crosses were from the Bagot male that was sold off GG females but seller was Jeromson from Bridge of Walls per the catalogue if that helps.
Title: Re: Looking to buy Golden ~Guernsey boy
Post by: DavidandCollette on September 04, 2019, 12:49:14 pm
Try John Hankinson north Lincolnshire 01469 531029
Title: Re: Looking to buy Golden ~Guernsey boy
Post by: Polyanya on September 04, 2019, 09:59:32 pm
Thanks folks for the tips and advice - the GG x baggots are related to my GG girls (its a small  world isn't it). The breeder is where I bought mine from a few years ago. Hardly anyone keeps goats in Shetland these days and currently there are no breeding males on the island. I'll certainly have a look at the Melton Mowbray catalogue  :thumbsup: and try the number you gave David.
I've also messaged fb goat groups Scarlet and all the usual goat assocs.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: Looking to buy Golden ~Guernsey boy
Post by: Scarlet.Dragon on September 05, 2019, 11:23:07 am
I know that Doonies Rare Breed Farm on the outskirts of Aberdeen has GGs.  You could also consider AI or stud for the girls if that's easier than getting a male to Shetland.  Another option may be Hadleigh Farm in Essex (the Salvation Army breeding programme).  Emma usually has stock for sale, and having one of her males here, I can say he has lovely manners; I know others who have some of her boys feel the same way about theirs too.
Title: Re: Looking to buy Golden ~Guernsey boy UPDATE
Post by: Polyanya on September 08, 2019, 09:05:24 pm
Thought someone might be interested to know that thanks to Scarlet Dragon's input and knowledge of the goatie community I now have the loan of a Pure Saanen goatling for this autumn/winter from a very helpful breeder in Orkney. Thank you Scarlet  :thumbsup:
Not a Golden I know but my original Golden does have Saanen in her DNA and gives me lovely milk so I'm quite happy with that arrangement.
Also thank you Anke for all your help too and the offer of a potential Golden boy next year - its all good!  :goat: