Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jun 22, 2015
Penelope the Boer goat was originally originally going to be a momma goat to begin growing our heard. After a few years of not producing, we switched out the male and that first year she took. We switched the male out for an African Boer goat and was everything she ever wanted. The only problem is that goats love to have their babies on the coldest night in December. Another fun little bit of information is that sometimes they will have three "kids" and the mothers only have two teets! So if you are ok with freezing your butt off in the middle of the night in December, hand delivering a brand new goat, then bottle feeding it for the next several weeks, go out and get yourself a Boer goat! These goats are wonderful pets/livestock. Penelope was just one of ten boer goats that we loved and cared for all throughout my life. they are gentle, loving, affectionate goats who will come running at the very sight of you. Be prepared for some minimal upkeep if they do get sick. I remember Penelope had a large growth on her neck at one point that we had to lance. This resulted in an oozing goo dripping from her neck that had the same consistency of cottage cheese. Goats are a wonderful addition to any farm family looking to have more than just the typical house pets.