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ukag0972

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Argyll
WOo hoo! I've found one!
« on: October 24, 2009, 08:37:32 am »
I have finally found a billy goat gruff!

An Anglo Nubian, aged 5, comes with 3 year old nanny. Located in Kelty, Fife.
Going to pick them up this week.

Beth, thank you for your help. These came via an ad in our local paper, but thank you!
Lee

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 09:23:46 am »
Well done you  ;D
Now you'll need to get building a bridge for them to trip trap, trip trap across  ;)
You'll have to post a photo once they've settled in.

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 02:51:29 pm »
Great, goats are brilliant!
Share your pics when they come
Little Blue

ukag0972

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Argyll
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 02:57:35 pm »
I'm adding them to my collection of 4 nannies, 2 goatlings, and 3 kids! Plus my "seedless" billy!!
I will post a pic when they join my herd!

Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009, 10:07:44 pm »
Well done!!  You are catching me up with the amount of goats you have ....get another couple and we will have the same number!!!

ukag0972

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Argyll
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 05:25:13 am »
I picked up my billy, and his girlfriend, yesterday.

Thankfully the weather was decent and the goats just went to sleep in the trailor. A total of 340 miles to Keltie, to get a billy, just shows you how few there are.


Blinkers

  • Joined Jan 2008
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border
    • Glyn Elwyn - Faithmead Herd
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Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 11:09:51 am »
Jealous, jealous, jealous  :(      I'm looking for a Registered A.N Male kid......but nothing available in Wales !!

Have you got any pics of your herd with the new arrivals yet ukag0972?  ;D :goat:
Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again !!
www.glynelwyn.co.uk

Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 12:04:42 pm »
Goodness that was a long journey!!  I thought we were mad going up to Newcastle, a 200 mile round trip, to bring back a pygmy billy and two nannies!!!  My OH is still grumbling about the amount of fuel!!

ukag0972

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Argyll
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009, 03:06:27 pm »
I'll make a resigned effort to take a picture if this weather ever clears!!!

It is a long way but unfortunately if you want one you'll do it!!

ballingall

  • Moderator
  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2009, 10:18:43 pm »
Ukag0972,

Did they let you know anything about their breeding at all? I' just curious as used to live quite local to there.


Beth

ukag0972

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Argyll
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2009, 07:26:03 am »
Unfortunately it was a "caretaker" who was there. She knew nothing about anything. They were in, what was a farm park place, behind the Baxters place!
There was loads of golden guernseys, angoras, toggenburgs and pygmys. They also had various breeds of sheep.
The owner is in Switzerland working and pays a girl to look after the animals, albeit, with little experience or knowledge!!!
Anyway, I have my boy and he STINKS!!!

Roxy

  • Joined May 2009
  • Peak District
    • festivalcarriages.co.uk
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2009, 09:33:52 am »
You get immune to the smell - I have my British Alpine boy, and my pygmy boy, and after not having a billy goat for a few years, I had forgotten just how bad they can be during the breeding season.  Anyway, a few weeks down the line, I  can go into their pens and hardly notice the smell. 

Unfortunately, passers by notice, and make comments, and probably I smell of billy goat if I forget to change my jods or top before going to the supermarket, but I am not bothered :D

ballingall

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  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: WOo hoo! I've found one!
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2009, 10:51:21 pm »
Ahhh so they are from Kathellen I would think. He may be related to my old male in that case. They borrowed him for stud about 5 years ago.

Post up some pictures soon.

Beth


 

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