Acquired: Rescue / shelter group,
Worked with animal (didn’t own)
Posted May 21, 2014
If I'm going to own a goat of my own, it's probably not going to be this breed. Living in Florida makes dealing with Wallace a bit of a challenge - his reed I meant for much colder climates, and gets over heated very easily out here. He has to be shorn far too often to make any money of of his wool, except perhaps at the start of spring.
They have amazing quality wool. It's one of the highest priced in the current market, and has a very soft feel to it. Wallace is a touch bland looking in my opinion, being a plain gray in color.
He's also a male. When it come to goats, I prefer the females for the simple fact that I enjoy baking with goats milk. It gives everythig a nice creamy quality, and the batter has a smoother feel.
Parasites are a big problem with this breed, especially in a Southern climate. They have a very hard time fighting off the worms that are common in southern soil, so do keep an eye on that!