Texas, United States
Posted Mar 10, 2013
Quite often as I was growing up, my father would decide to give me gifts of animals to raise. They were usually animals I’d never had any interest in but he’d decide it was a great idea for me to raise them on the farm. My small flock of six goats was one of these gifts.
They were easy to care for and I wound up selling them when I was preparing to go to college. They made a nice profit for me.
In all honesty, they’re not an animal I’d choose to raise but for someone who wanted to raise a good goat with good fiber I’d certainly recommend the Angora. They’re smart, rather well natured and they are good for resale.
I will say though, that an interesting thing occurred with the buck. He got the wrong impression that he was one of our dogs and not a goat. He literally would climb the fence to escape, and then follow the dogs all over the farm. He’d wind up sleeping on the front porch with them. After months of him escaping from his pen on a daily basis, I simply let him live with the farm dogs. After that he would return to the goat pens each night but he’d lay outside the pens with the dogs as if guarding the other goats.
He was our “guard goat”.