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Fainting Goats

Our first two Fainting goats arrived here at Morgan Hill Farm in August 2008. They were 12 weeks of age and were just the cutest little girls you ever laid eyes on! Currently we have 7 Adult Fainting goats and 2 two Boer/Dairy crosses. The Boer crosses, Eddie & Cleo, are bottle babies and will have a "forever home" here among our Fainters.

2010 saw the birth of our first Fainting goat kids. What fun we had!  7 tiny bundles of joy arrived in July. 3 doelings and 4 bucklings. All have found new homes! Oct. 2010 arrived and so did 3 new, VERY exciting goats from Woody Creek Farm in Tennessee. We have long admired Debbie Mulllins goats and just by chance, all the stars were in alignment. WCF Hotwire was our new herd sire. He was a very handsome, well mannered son of National Champion, Woody Creek Farm Well's Hotrod. Hotwire produced some very nice offspring while we owned him. He is now deceased. Bonnie & Chesney, two chunky black/white doelings, made the trip with Hotwire. Bonnie is now deceased but we still have Chesney, her breeding son Island DJ & his full sister Island Leza. Thank you Debbie for the excellent 'seed stock'.

*Our herd is CAE, Johnnes and CL free. We have been testing very 6 months thru Cornell University and will continue to randomly check on a yearly basis*

What is a Fainting Goat?

(Description from the International Fainting Association)
Their origin has been sought after by a number of people but it only traces back to the early 1800's when a farm worker appeared in Marshall County, Tennessee, with three does and a buck that fainted. It was thought by his dress that he might have come from Nova Scotia. He was a quiet man and wouldn't talk to anyone so whatever he knew will remain a secret forever. He eventually parted from Marshall County but before he did he sold his goats to Dr. H. Mayberry. Fortunately Dr. Mayberry propagated them and tried his best to research their history. He could find no evidence of such a breed anywhere else in the world. He was convinced they were a breed because their unique traits are hereditary.

What is Myotonia?

Myotonia is the condition that causes Fainting goats to stiffen and/or fall over when startled. This condition is caused by a combination of recessive genes. Fainting goats can show varying degrees of myotonia. When startled some will fall to the ground with their entire bodies perfectly stiff and rigid. Others will only stiffen in their limbs and not fall to the ground. The condition lasts for ten to fifteen seconds after which time the animal will rise and walk off stiff, still showing a noticeable degree of stiffness in their back limbs. After a short time this stiffness will disappear and they will walk and act like any other goat. This condition only affects their external muscles so while in a myotonic state the animal is fully conscious and aware of its surroundings. In no way does this condition affect their life span and with proper care they will live just as long as any other breed of goat.

Selling down Our Herd
We are drastically reducing our herd of Tennessee Fainting goats. Our work load has become too great and we are tired! Because of this we are offering most of our goats for sale.  This will include our 2018 kid crop. We will offer a discount for numerous purchases. Health papers must be obtained for any goat leaving the State of Vermont and transport can be arranged. If any goat goes to Canada, it will take a minimum of 30 days with the testing and health papers to cross the border. If you have questions, please call or email us.

"Summer of 2018 - Our herd will move from it's " MONITORED STATUS" to "CERTIFIED" in the Export Scrapie Program!"

If you are looking for Myotonic goats and you are outside of the USA, you WILL be able to purchase from us! If your country's Import laws will allow. Because we have reached our 5 yr "Monitored Status", Canadian customers can now purchase our does and/or bucks!!  


Sherry holding Bobbi & Snowflake - Our first Fainters

Bobbi & Snowflake heading home



Island Snowflake
(Driftwood Farms Twister x Driftwood Farms Jackie)
White/w Tan doe - 1 of 3 kids
Born: June 7, 2008 - Horned

(MGR & IFGA registered)
Deceased March 17, 2018

Snowflake was a joy to own! I saw her for the first time when she was just a day old. I immediately fell in love. Snower was a stocky doe with good bone and, she was an excellent Fainter. She'd go down so fast it would your head spin! She had a long cashmere coat in the winter and skirting in the summer. She was super friendly with excellent temperament, which she passed on to her kids. We have several of her daughters and grandaughters.



Island Bobbi Socks
(Driftwood Farms Twister x Driftwood Farms Jackie)
Red & White Doe - 1 of 3 kids
Born: June 7, 2008 - Horned

(MGR & IFGA Registered)
Deceased November 2, 2018

Bobbi is another love, just like her litter mate sister, Island Snowflake. Bobbi is always the first to greet you in the morning. Her deep little "feed me" call echo's around the farm until breakfast arrives. This fancy girl may not be tall but, she is stout as they come. She is an excellent fainter and goes down almost daily at feeding time! Bobbi has a long cashmere coat in the winter and skirting in the summer.

Full Moon Farm Island Fizzle
(7 Fainting Acres Magnum x Full Moon Farm Maria)
Black & White Doe with Blue Marbled eyes
Born: Jan. 31, 2009 - Polled
Pedigree (MGR Registered)
Deceased November 2, 2018

There is ALWAYS at least one clown on everyone's farm. Fizzle is our clown! If there's something new, she has to be the first to inspect it. If it's scary looking and loud, she'll stamp her dainty little foot, snort loudly, puff up her checks and then make the most funny noises while expelling the air! If there's trouble on the hoof or mystery in the air, you can bet Fizzle is behind it. We truly believe she was a lock picking thief in another lifetime. Anyhow, if you can't tell, she is a character and the exact opposite of her 1/2 sister Furbie. Fizzle is a proud girl with a stout build. The older she gets, the more pleasing to the eye. Yes, she has a torn ear from a monstrous Scrapie tag but, it only adds to her character. Gosh, how we love this girl!


Full Moon Farm Island Furbie
(7 Fainting Acres Magnum x Full Moon Farm Whisper)
Black & White Doe
Born: Dec. 20, 2008 - Polled
Pedigree (MGR & IFGA Registered)
Deceased November 2, 2018

"Look! The dog Fainted!"

Furbie, really lives up to her name. She is so sweet and cuddly and just LOVES, attention from anyone. She greets everyone with her soft little voice and then looks for a shoulder scratch and a hug. Furbie is 1/2 sister to Fizzle. We have retained several of Furbie's daughters & Granddaughters. They are stunning and excellent producers.


Hillbilly Fainters Chesney DKM
(ET3 Shadow Man ET3 x Hillbilly Fainters Polly HBF)
Black/White doe - 1 of 2 kids
Born: Jan. 20, 2010 - Polled

Pedigree (MGR registered)
Deceased November 2, 2018

Chesney made the trip from Tennessee (Woody Creek Farm) with Bonnie & Hotwire in the fall of 2010. She is a very fancy doe with wonderful size and width. Chesney is very Myotonic and we have a hard time getting her outside! There is no way you can rush her! This doe's kids are so nice, we have retained her first son, Island DJ as a future herd sire and her 2015 daughter (full sibling to DJ) Island Leza.


Woody Creek Farm Rosetta DKM
(Woody Creek Farm Maverick DKM x Woody Creek Farm Rose DKM)
Black/White doe - Born: Jan. 12, 2009 - Polled

Pedigree (MGR registered)

Rosetta made the trip from Woody Creek Farms (located in Marshall County TN) to Vermont in June 2011.  She is a quality doe who has already produced a few kids and has a small show record. We have several of this  does daughters - some are for sale.

Kidded May 19, 2019! 2 does & 1 buckling by Island DJ ISL



Woody Creek Farm HotWire DKM
(Woody Creek Farm Well's Hotrod DKM x Woody Creek Farm Rose Anna DKM)
Red & White - Buck - Brown Eyes
Born: Nov. 29, 2008 - Disbudded - 165 pds.

(MGR Registered)
Deceased Dec. 10, 2016

Hotwire, our herdsire. He arrived in Vermont in the Fall of 2010 all the way from Marshal County TN; where the Fainting Goat originated from.  We are very pleased with his 'meaty' build and size. His disposition is gold and he greets us every morning with his low little welcome. He has adjusted to the Vermont weather and grows a very thick winter coat! His sire, Woody Creek Farm Well's Hotrod is a National Show Champion. We have retained numerous daughters and a breeding son, Island DJ  to continue on with. To date, some of Hotwire's daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters are for sale. If you have interest in one of his offspring, contact us! It will be your last chance since he has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.



Island DJ ISL
(WCF Hotwire x Hillbilly Fainters Chesney)
Tan & White - Buck - Polled - Amber Eyes
Born: April 18, 2012


DJ is a breeding son of the late WCF Hot Wire - our 1st herdsire. He is very friendly and his conformation/bone are wonderful. To date, we have bred him lightly due of the close genetic relations to our does. We have retained a few of his daughters and his full sister Island Leza. Currently, we have reached a point where we can use DJ on numerous does. If you have interest in kids or does sired by DJ, please contact us. We are starting to plan for 2019 kids.

We do have a few 2018 kids FOR SALE that are sired by this wonderful boy!!
(Check out the
Kid Page)

2019 kids will be available - or choose a doe and we'll breed her for you!



Goat Flower Farm Rambo ISL
Tan w/dark highlights -Buck- Amber eyes
Born: Feb, 18, 2018 - Disbudded

We have chosen another buck prospect from Goat Flower Farm! We are call him Rambo. "Bo" has a lovely neck set and an extremely pretty head with a large eye. He is show ring correct with straight legs, excellent bone and ton of muscling. He is extremely friendly and always in your face. There is a chance that he could produce Moonspotted offspring but, that isn't why we chose him as a buck prospect. It's his breed type and build!! Check back for updates on this upcoming buck!

Rambo's 1st kids should start arriving in July 2019!!
Does due to kid by Rambo are offered FOR SALE!!


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