No goat will be sold as "show quality". While I try to
breed goats from the best herds possible, I do not have
the ability to determine if a certain goat will do well
in the show ring. I will try to honestly and accurately
express what I feel are the strengths and weaknesses of
an individual animal. Starting price on kids is $400
goes up based on pedigree and show record. Every goat
has conformational strengths and weaknesses. Show ring
success is strongly influenced by how the goat is
managed and how the goat is shown to it's best
advantage. Obviously, a breeder has no control over
My kids go home with
ADGA registration applications.
Any ADGA registered goat can be
reregistered with AGS and NDGA. Triple registered
goats are worth no more than ADGA registered goats.
Unless you are showing in those registries, triple
registration is just more paperwork to keep up with and
most people are slack about doing the transfers, which
creates headaches for end buyers.
The best thing you can do to increase your chances of
purchasing a goat that meets your needs is to be an
educated buyer. If the breeder is making claims about
how competitive their herd is in the show ring, ask them
to show you examples of outstanding conformation in
their animals. A goat that wins a leg towards it's
championship is not a CHAMPION GOAT, despite a breeder
advertising their stock as such. If you want
more info on how a goat earns a permanent Champion
title, the information is on the registry sites or just
ask. I'd be happy to explain it.
Since I feel that my animals are fairly and reasonably
priced, I do not offer multiple goat discounts. I don't
do deals, kid back agreements, or payment plans. I will
however give price consideration for loyal repeat
A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be required to hold
a sale goat. If for any reason, after the deposit is
made, the goat becomes sick or injured the deposit will
be refunded. If the buyer changes their mind, or
cannot complete the sale for any reason, the deposit
will not be refunded.
As breeder, I reserve the right to
retain a goat at any time during the sales process. I
also reserve the right to sell goats to what I feel are
the best homes based on management and care. Deposits
will be refunded for these reasons.
Adult goats and weaned kids are to be paid for and
picked up within 14 days. Kids will be weaned at 8
wks of age and full payment is due at that time. Kids
are to be picked up within 14 days of weaning. If you
are not local and must make pick up arrangements, take
that into consideration before making
deposit. Difficulty arranging pick up does not
mean you can take as long as you like to pay for the
kid. Kids not paid for and picked up 14 days after
weaning will be placed back on the sales list and your
$100 deposit forfeited.
Balances due must be paid in full before the goat leaves
the farm. Final payments done at the time of pick up
must be cash. Check payments must have time to clear the
bank before the goat can leave the farm. A word of
warning to newbies. Never leave a farm having paid for
your goat without valid papers or registration
applications in hand. It is the sellers responsibility
to provide you with every signature needed to register
your goat. If you buy a goat and the transfers have been
neglected through several sales you will be charged for
them before the goat can be in your name.
Once the deposit is made the goat must be picked up
within 14 days or the deposit will be forfeited and the
goat will be placed on the sales list.
Kids will be disbudded, vaccinated, dewormed,
and have ADGA registration applications when they leave the
farm. Buyer has the option at the time of pick up to
refuse the goat if they feel that the animal is not
healthy. I cannot warrant the health status of a goat
after it leaves my farm. All sales are final. Taking a
goat off my farm implies that you have read and agreed
to the terms of sale and are satisfied with the
condition of the animal.
If a doeling develops
a disqualifying fault such as a teat spur, I will
replace her. Papers must be returned to me but
the buyer keeps the goat. Sometimes it's not possible to
see those things on very young kids. If an animal is
infertile to to a genetic issue verified by a
veterinarian, I will replace it or offer a refund at my
I cannot warrant
height. There are many over height animals within the
breed, especially bucks. I know this because since I've
been breeding, I have purchased bucks from numerous
breeders all over the US with various bloodlines that
have gone OH. Many breeders are less than truthful about
this issue. A lot of the goats that appear to be within
standard have been stunted do to parasitism and
nutritional deficiencies. Yet when you breed them and
feed their offspring properly, they grow to their true
potential and some turn out to be over height animals.
Poor management can affect adult height. It pays to know
your breeder and if they are honest and feed their
animals properly and practice good herd management. I
cull for height at my discretion just as I do for any
Kids can be flown out
of the Gainesville Airport via Delta. Be aware that
flying a kid will incur additional expense for a crate
and a health certificate plus the cost of a flight. The
buyer assumes those costs which are usually as much as
the price of the goat. Be certain that the genetics you
seek are worth the extra expense.
At certain times of
the year, I cull my herd to keep the size manageable.
This means that I sell animals without papers. Some
of those goats, I feel are more suited for pets or home milkers and are priced appropriately. I won't sell a
worth $400 with papers for $200 because the buyer can't
afford to pay what the animal is really worth. I will
pull the papers and sell them for what they are worth as
an unregistered animal.
If I am selling a
brood doe, usually there is something which prevents her
from being a competitive show animal. Her value comes
from the ability to produce offspring far better than
herself. A brood doe is not a kid factory for sales. I
try to place these goats where their genetics will be
utilized for herd improvement rather than breeders who
are kid mills.
Gotta B Kid N
is my serious hobby. I have an financial as well as an
emotional investment in my herd. I deal with customers
honestly and openly. I expect the same treatment in
return. I love the style of the Rosasharn herd and much
of my herd is based on those genetics. That is just a
matter of personal preference, but that is the type of
animal I am trying to breed, own, and show.
All CAE test results and relevant health info will be
disclosed to the buyer. If you have questions about the
health of my herd please ask me. I will be more than
happy to discuss the details with potential buyers. Any further desired testing or
Health Certificates can be done at the buyer’s expense.