Waiting list: Except for bottle babies, we are not keeping a list of possible goat buyers. When a goat becomes available, it will be placed on our Goats for Sale page and sold to the first person to contact us. I know this may seem harsh. But year after year we have wasted incredible amounts of time notifying people on a waiting list who were never serious or have lost interest or have purchased goats available sooner than ours. Thank you for your understanding.
Bottle babies: We do not have time to raise bottle babies. If you're interested, please contact us now so we have a list of possible homes for these kids before they're born.
Disbudding: We will disbud (remove the horns) on kids if the buyer requests it. Buck kids are hard to disbud and we make no promises about the results.
Deposits: We will expect a non-refundable deposit of half the sale price within four days of your commitment to purchase a goat. The deposit will only be refunded if something bad happens to the goat. It will not be refunded if the buyer backs out of the sale for any reason.
Linebreeding/inbreeding: We occasionally breed goats that are related to each other. If this is a concern for you, please research the pedigrees of our breeding goats. This is easily done in the Pedigree Database at http://www.myotonicgoatregistry.net/.
No single goat sales unless you already have at least one goat. Goats shouldn't live without a herd - even if it's a herd of two.
Registering: All our breeding goats are purebred and registered with the Myotonic Goat Registry. All kids will come registered with the MGR or with a completed MGR registration application. We are also happy to cooperate with registering any of our goats with a registry other than the MGR.
Degrees of myotonia: Myotonia is impossible to predict. Kids of very stiff parents may lock up rarely and kids of more limber goats may be very stiff. We have extensive purebred pedigrees for most of our adult goats and we've seen them all have myotonic episodes. That's all we can guarantee.
Blue eyes: Eye color can change over time. Blue eyes can become marbled. Marbled blue eyes can have so little blue in them that they appear brown/amber. We make no promises about long-term eye color.
Tameness: Like people, different goats have different personalities. We've selected our breeding stock to be mellow and easy to deal with. But some kids are friendlier than others. Buyers bear some responsibility for getting the goat adjusted to their new home and attached to their new people.