Meet GYPSY my new goat...

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15 years 5 months ago #16599 by Birman Babe
I have had her a week and her old owner omitted to tell me that shes a fence jumper :( so, consequently, shes not in the paddock shes supposed to be in. Hubby has some fencing alterations to do & then she will be taken from the sheep & put back in with my other goat, Cassie, which is why we got another goat in the first place...shes a lovely looking girl though. 1 year old, feral.

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15 years 5 months ago #248412 by The Kats Place
She is a sweetie isn't she. funny that, not being told aboout the fence jumping. what long hair on her back legs, ane her wee beard is so cute.

kats
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15 years 5 months ago #248415 by Birman Babe
Yes, I will have to attend to that hair on her back legs coz its a tad knotted. I think she must get quite a longish coat in the winter ?? I might have to find a "husband" for her at some stage but I have no idea what to look for as far as her coming into season. Might have to gets some pointers off you guys ..

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15 years 5 months ago #248425 by Ghilly
Replied by Ghilly on topic Meet GYPSY my new goat...
She has knickerborckers like my two ferals. You'll probably find, when she's after a 'bloke' she will make a lot more noise and wag her tail a lot. Thus saying, my wee doe feral Yakut hardly bleats at all, anytime of the day, month or year. She does wag her tail and stand oggling the buck though.
That's not going to happen, the buck is too big for her and she has a double teat so I don't think putting her into kid is ever going to be an option.. plus... more babies to find homes for.

Both of my ferals get a very thick coat over winter and Yakut in particular sheds in bulk. I have to 'pluck' out the daggy bits. They pull out very easily and she actually enjoys it. It must get itchy so pulling it out in tufts comes as a relief.

Once your two have become friends, you'll probably find the will to jump lessens. Once they've established a herd between them, they will be reluctant to leave the other behind. Even if one does get out, she won't go very far. It's what they can get into while they are out that is more of a worry than wandering off.

Yakut

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15 years 5 months ago #248601 by Pumpkingirl
BB, she's so cute! When I first got my Toggenburg, he had hair like that, although not quite as long.

I agree with Yakut, the more goats you have, the less inclined they are to jump. Even my fence jumpers (touching wood as I say this!) haven't bothered to jump out in over a year now. For much of that time, they've been with my two youngest goats and they seem to love having company.

Now, they have got out - they've wrecked part of the netting and I found Rufus had climbed through the hole and got in with Yoda and Spike. Fortunately, it seems he took over their favourite sleeping spot, lay down and went to sleep. No damage done!

Whew!!! Kate would have to come back and kill me!

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15 years 5 months ago #248639 by Dream Weaver
BB she is so so pretty, makes ya all awwwww :0 I hope when the fenceing alterations are done there will be no jumping. Very cute.

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15 years 5 months ago #248655 by Cate
Replied by Cate on topic Meet GYPSY my new goat...
Cute , what is it with you and long haired critters [}:)]. Seriously those trousers do look like Mr Tumnus from the lion the witch and the wardrobe (sorry Yakut as I know you have one by that name)

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