*Entire herd tested NEGATIVE for CAE January 2019*
Kids will be available in February
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 and 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 those factors.
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 customers.
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 nonrefundable 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 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 (hermaphroditism or sterility in a young buckling) due to a genetic issue verified by a veterinarian, I will replace it or offer a refund at my discretion.
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 other trait.
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 goat 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.