It feels like we are out in the country, but it's close to the city.
I just typed up a paper on the myotonic goat and added the last paragraph of my paper here. I hope it helps. If anybody is more eloquent than I, feel free to change it.
Just make sure you do not change any of the info I added. Also someone shoudl redirect "myotonic goat" to this page since I have no clue how to do it. Thanks a lot, -Ryan I've added the redirect, thanks for pointing that out. I also added a link to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy since they list various breeds that are threatened and the Fainting goat is listed as such.
I added a photo as well. I'd love Fainting goats get a few myself I just started, I should probably look at the formatting of other documents and see what is standard before I jump in and make too much of a mess.
Because the article seems to be based on the video, and it could easily be a joke. Nope, it is absulutely true. Follow the links to faintinggoat.
I raise these goats and they are really funny. As they age, they tend to faint less, but the younger ones do often. I like them because they are gentle and the demand for chevon is growing rapidly. If you look at the breeders section of faintinggoat. This is just anecdotal, but that claim does not seem likely to me to be true.
Actually, a few of mine do toot when 'locking up'. I agree with removing the sentence as the gas is no smellier than normal goat flatulence. Needless to say it was some stupid vandalism and I removed it.
Even though "fainting goat" is what they are generally called, the breed name is Myotonic.
Goats are owned by Cindy Graham in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Managed by Jo-Ann Livingstone co-owner of Toney Bay Stables in Port Howe, Nova Scotia. The Does at Black Walnut Farm are carefully selected to persevere the characteristics of Myotonic Goats. The myotonic goat, otherwise known as the fainting goat, is a domestic goat that temporarily seizes when it feels panic. If startled by sudden movements or loud noises, they will attempt to escape from the disturbance, generally followed by a startle reaction. In more severe cases, this reaction results in strong tetanic contractions of the agonist and antagonist muscles, causing an.
One major registry uses 'Myotonic'. I think one way to resolve the confusion between the different breeds and uses is to link the various registries and dedicate a paragraph to each of the different 'fainting' breeds.
Give me a little time.
SF the Nervous Homesteader talk While I know that both pieces can be seen as legends and and are nearly impossible to positively corroborate, this article by the International Fainting Goat Association seems to elaborate a little more on the story of the Fainting Goat Man he's referred to as "Tinsley" in the link from Nova Scotia.
Both accounts take place in Marshall County, so I figure they may be identical to one another, though the site I read seems to suggest a different buyer of the goats and quite a date separate from the one mentioned in this article.
Someone should add a statement to that effect to the article. Since they are a meat animal, the trait increases their muscling, which causes more meat per carcass to be produced. This trait also aids in containing them as they are unable to challenge fences as roughly as Boers the other meat breed I am familiar with, I would assume other breeds challenge fences just as vigorously as Boers.
If you find references to question the ethics of raising this unique American breed, be sure to include the flip side arguments as well. We average between 50 and registered Myotonic Goat Registry goats in our herd.
In some parts of the country, commercial meat ranchers run hundreds over massive acreage - they wouldn't be doing that if these animals were significantly handicapped. Contrary to popular myth, these are not fragile animals - they go feral quite successfully.
Many adults learn to pogo when they run, only the rear legs locked.
I can't catch the little darlings when they do that, not much slower that a 'normal' goat. It is an article about general goat color genetics, not just fainting goats. Not sure if or how to fit this into the main article.
The idea was that if a predator attacked the flock, a single fainting goat in amongst them would 'faint' and become an easy target for the predator, giving the sheep a chance to run away.
Might be worth adding to the article? As well as the fact that multiple goats usually faint at a time when scared, and such a disadvantaged trait would face pretty strong natural selection weeding it out, all this does is ensure the predator a catch or possibly several.Mi niature Highland Cows in the spring here at Our Little Acres..
We love our miniature cows and Fainting goats and think you will too. So get on our waiting list. and you can have those special Miniature Highland cows or the Fainting goats you've been hoping for. What is a fainting goat?
Fainting goats are a type of myotonic goat breeds which are also referred to as the Tennessee fainting goat, Myotonic Goats, Tennessee (Meat) Goats, Nervous Goats, Stiff-leg Goats, Wooden-leg Goats, and Tennessee Fainting Goats among others.
Raising confirmationally correct, breed typical Tennessee Fainting Goats registered with MGR. We are breeding for medium sized, red and white and black and white goats that have the breed standard myotonia congenita, docile temperament, and generally healthy constitution.
We are located on the East Bench of the Beautiful Wasatch Mountains in Uintah Highlands, Northern Utah. It feels like we are out in the country, but it's close to the city.
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