A Little Bit About Silky Fainting
HOW TALL DO SILKY FAINTERS GET?
According to the MSFGA website "There is no minimum size for either sex, however, does ideally, should be 22.5 inches or under at the withers and must not exceed 23.5 inches. Bucks ideally should be 23.5 inches or under at the withers and must not exceed 25 inches"
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF SILKY FAINTERS?
Miniature Silky Fainters originate from a cross of a Nigerian Dwarf goat and the Tennessee Fainting goat (longer haired). This breed only dates back to the 1990's and was created here in the US. As per MSFGA website "Mini Silkies are not required to faint, it is the "look" that sets them apart from the other breeds making them Mini Silkies, not the fainting. The MSFGA puts no added value on goats that faint, but puts a premium value on the length of coat, consistency of coat and the amount of facial, neck and body hair that a goat exhibits."
HOW MUCH DO SILKY FAINTERS WEIGH?
On average Miniature Silky Fainter Goats weight ranges from 60 to 80 pounds for bucks and 50 to 70 pounds for does. These goats typically have a smaller frame compared to standard Fainting goats.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SILKY FAINTERS?
Miniature Silky Fainting Goats are a small-sized breed of goat that are colorful and have long flowing coats and an abundance of facial hair, giving them a Silky Terrier-like appearance. These goats are mainly used for their appearance in shows and as pets. Their long hair and variety of coat colors make them very eye catching but their appearance isn't all that's great about them. They also have great personalities!
- Meet Our Herd -
We currently only have 3 Mini Silky Fainting Goats, 2 does and 1 buck. Take a look at them below. The girls are confirmed bred for late March-April babies. The babies will be able to be registered. We look forward to continuing to expand/grow our herd!