Monday, 15 March 2010

Titan the billy goat!

This is our new billy goat, Titan, he is about 3 years old, and is only 18" at the shoulder, and to my cost I have already found that those horns hurt when you get wacked by one.

For the first 3 weeks of his visit to us he was in quarantine, we needed to make sure that he had brought nothing nasty with him before we introduced him to our girls. The vet visited a couple of times and gave him a few injections for worms and the like, and he has settled in quiye well.

After his three weeks were up we let him loose in to the paddock that he now shares with our two boy llamas, Wilbur & Cusco. He was quite agitated as he could hear the girls calling to him, and finally a week ago, we brought two of them down to stay. Amazing how quickly he got his wicked way with poor Fudge, she didn't know what had hit her.

You can find out which goat is which by checking out our website HERE!

The plan is that Frostie and Fudge will stay with Titan for 3 weeks, which is one full cycle, and then we'll swap the girls with Flo & Fizz the other pair and they'll stay for 3 weeks as well.

We hope that they'll all get pregnant and that during August we will become the proud owners of an increased herd of pygmy goats.