Who We Are

It all started with one sweet little pet goat named Rascal.  He taught us all the fun things goats can do, and how loyal they can be.  One day while driving down a country road, we noticed a small black and white goat colored very similar to a dairy cow.  He was small and full of life.  Along side him was a beautiful tri-colored Doe.  We stopped and asked the farmer if he was interested in selling the pair.  He explained that they were for sale, but thought we should know that the Doe seemed to have "some fainting goat in her".  This sparked our interest even more, and we began our journey to discover and study this amazing breed. Accused of 'collecting' goats for a few years, we decided to take our interests to another level.  We now are the proud owners of a registered herd of Myotonic Fainting Goats varying in number by the time of the year and amount of offspring.  The hardiness of this breed is proven over and over again.  There are certain breed characteristics that set this breed apart from others.  Please refer to the Myotonic Goat Registry (MGR) at http://myotonicgoatregistry.net/MGRbreeddescription/MGRBreeddescription.html for the complete description.   I'm often asked about the fainting quality of the Tennessee Fainting Goat.  Please see the right side paragraph for the definition of the stiffness (fainting) quality of this breed.  Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

Back 40 Dixie fainting at feeding time, 

when she got too excited!

Sunshine Acres Alicia, fainting 

when Fern Hill Sedona got too close.

STIFFNESS – The stiffness of these goats relates to their myotonia congenita, which is an essential portion of the breed type. The various levels of stiffness are arbitrary, but a general guide is useful for breeders.

1.    Never observed to stiffen, but other type traits are consistent as is pedigree.

2.    Very rarely stiffens, never falls.

3.    Stiffens only occasionally, and rarely falls.

4.    Walks normally with no swivel. The rear limbs lock up readily, the forelimbs less so, and goats with this degree of stiffness rarely fall to the ground.

5.    Animal walks relatively normally, although somewhat stiff in rear and with a swivel at the hip. Readily stiffens when startled or stepping over a barrier.

6.    Animal always moves stiffly to some degree, and readily becomes “locked up” when startled or stepping over a low barrier.

Please refer to 
MGR (Myontonic Goat Regisrty) or IFGA (International Fainting Goat Association) websites for more information about this wonderful breed of goat.