Coming this winter … Guernsey goats!

guernsey goat kid

This winter Meadowlark Heritage Farm will be bringing home two darling Guernsey goat doelings as we branch out with a new breed to add to our Oberhasli goats. We thought it appropriate to begin raising Guernsey goats for a couple of reasons. One reason is that we already have a Guernsey cow!  Both originated from the Isle of Guernsey and are gold brown. Guernsey goats will be slightly smaller than our Oberhasli goats, but will be very efficient milk producers. Their personalities are similar to the Oberhasli in that they are gentle, friendly and easy to train. The second reason is that Guernsey goats are on the list of rare breeds needing conservation. We are excited to be a part of it!

So, of course, the next step is to choose names. Our Oberhasli goats are all named using flower names. We’d like to choose a different theme for our Guernsey goats. Any ideas?

 

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