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Kiko herdsire for sale or trade

Apollo in the morning sun

This is Apollo.  He is a 7-year old purebred Kiko buck.  He is for sale, and you should buy him.  🙂

He’s registered as an American Premier fullblood Kiko with the International Kiko Goat Association, and I have the papers to transfer the ownership to you.  Registered animals are just as easy to keep as non-registered ones, and registration is just easy added value.

More importantly for your breeding program, Apollo was a fast-growing buckling.  From a birthweight of 6 lbs he rocketed to 15 lbs in a month and 52 lbs at 90 days.  He has needed no worming and minimal foot care throughout his life and his time with us.  He is quite friendly and easy to catch.  Not an aggressive bone in his body.  He loves to be scratched behind the ears and on the forehead.

Kikos are the “go anywhere, do anything” goat.  They are great mothers with plenty of milk for multiple kids.  They grow quickly and are much more resistant to worms than the Boer breed.  We know – we have both Kikos and Boers under identical conditions.  They are a great meat goat for the humid midwest and southeast.

You can get him this spring and have your herd ready to drop kids in the early fall and have your kids ready for market next Easter.

Apollo is for sale for $350 – or make us an offer.

We would also trade him for another Kiko buck of similar quality or 2 young Kiko does.

If you’re interested you can comment below, email us (geoff@goodliferanch.com), or call us at 606.787.4217.  We can work out delivery if needed.

Apollo profile

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Apollo

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Meet our new herdsire, Apollo!  At least that’s his given name.  I don’t know if it will stick or not, but I am certain that at a minimum Lindsey will anoint him with a rank at a point in the near future.  I’m predicting Admiral even though I’m pretty sure he doesn’t own a boat.

Apollo is a registered Kiko goat. The majority of our does are Kikos and the breed is reknowned abroad for their ease of maintenance.  They are called the “go anywhere, do anything goat.”  Well-bred Kikos have good sound hooves, good udders, plenty of milk, and grow quickly on pasture or browse with very little intervention from the goat herder.  Read: they don’t need grain or consistent deworming.

I got to see lots of Apollo’s progeny at his former farm, and they look great!  I also noticed that the does we have right now are a lot larger-framed than the does in the other farm’s herd, so I’m hopeful that Apollo will produce even nicer kids with our does.

This will be our first year breeding the goats.  4 of ours were too young to be bred last winter and the other 2 had had kids left on them for 6-7 months without being weaned and so were really thin when we got them.  I decided the best course of action was to give them a season off to recover their body condition.

Now all of the goats are in prime breeding condition, so I’m hoping that we’ll get multiple sets of twins so that we’ll have a good selection from which to choose superior does to add to our herd.  The animals we don’t retain as future breeders will be sold as pets, brush-eaters, or grown out for meat.  We should have 4-8 pure Kiko kids and 2-4 BoKi (Boer/Kiko crosses) from which to choose.

Apollo is very friendly and curious about me whenever I enter the paddock, even though it’s breeding season and he’s got does to watch over.  He’s very easy to handle as well.  He always wants to be petted first thing, which is cute but also a little gross because of his “goat cologne.”

For people who haven’t been around goats, during the breeding season goat bucks will spray their urine on their beards and front legs.  This advertises his virility and machismo to any does in the area and for some reason does find this “goat cologne” irresistable.  I find that the smell is hard to get off of your hands.

If all happens as it should from here, then we should start getting our first round of goat kids on or about April 11, 2012!

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