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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 out 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 and here they are! Hotwire is our new herd sire. He is a very handsome, well mannered son of National Champion, Woody Creek Farm Well's Hotrod. We can't wait to see what he produces for us in 2011. Bonnie & Chesney, two chunky black/white doelings, made the trip with Hotwire. When I first laid eyes on these three goats at the transfer point in Ohio, I almost had a heart attack! They were more than what I was expecting! Thank you Debbie for producing such wonderful, full bodied goats!

*Our herd is CAE, Johnnes and CL free. We have been testing very 6 months thru Cornell University and will continue 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.

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)

Snowflake is just a joy to look at! I saw this girl when she was just a day old and fell in love at first glance. Snower is very stocky and is an excellent Fainter. She'll go down so fast it makes your head spin! This girl has a long cashmere coat in the winter and skirting in the summer. She has an exellent temperment which she passes on to her kids. We have retained several of her daughters to carry on with.

Bred to WCF Hotwire for May 2016 kids



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)

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.

Bred to Island DJ for May 2016

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)

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. One of Fizzles 2011 bucklings, Jacque, has been retained as a future herdsire. Her other palomino colored son was wethered and sold as pet.

Bred to Island Galaxy for June 2016


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)

"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 this doe's daughters. They are stunning and excellent producers.

Bred to WCF Hotwire for May 2016


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)

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. She 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.

No spring kids for 2016! Chesney is taking a break!


Woody Creek Farm O'Bonnie DKM
(Woody Creek Farm Mr. Jigilo DKM x Woody Creek Farm Onyx DKM)
Black/White doe - 1 of 2 kids Born: Dec. 17, 2009 - Disbudded

Pedigree (MGR registered)

Bonnie made the long trip from Tennessee to Vermont in the fall of 2010. We are so, excited to have this fancy, friendly doe! This girl just loves attention and will give her little broken cry until someone, goes over to see her. Bonnie is very myotonic and we look forward to many happy years with her.

Bred to WCF Hotwire for May 2016 


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) and one VERY fancy Moonspot, Blue eyed son, Island Galaxy. Galaxy is for sale.

No 2016 spring kids! Rosetta needs some time off.



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)

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. HotWire has proved to be an excellent sire! We have retained numeerous daughters to grow out our herd. To date, we have many and are finally starting to offer a few daughters and sons for sale. If you have interest in one of his kids or grand-kids, contact us! 

2016 kids due in May



Island DJ
(WCF Hotwire x Hillbilly Fainters Chesney)
Born: 4-8-2012 - Buckling - Polled


Dj is the first buckling to be born here that we thought would make a future buck prospect. He is very friendly and his conformation and bone are wonderful. To date, we have bred him lightly because of close genetic relations to our does. We have retained one of his daughters, Island Tami. Tami kidded for the first time in 2015 and gave us a wonderful buck prospect, Island Austin, who is for sale. Dj was bred to several younger does for 2016 kids. We can't wait to see them!!

Expecting May 2016 kids


Carriage House Farm Island Roy ISL
(Raven's Rest Ranger CHF x Carriage House Farm Kathie CHF)
White & Black - Buck - Brown Eyes
Born: August 14, 2013 - Polled

Pedigree (MGR Registered)

We brought Roy home from Florida in late April of 2014 as a buck prospect. After watching him grow, we decided to breed him to a bunch of our does. He is the friendliest boy you will ever meet! Always the first boy to greet you, unless Hotwire, our senior buck, beats him to it! Roy is extremely kind with the does and 'his' people. Currently, we are very pleased with his size, muscling, color and temperament.

Roy had his first kids born in 2015. Many were a surprise due to their coloring! We had polled kids and normal black & white but it was the blue eyes and cream colored kids with Dun like markings that left us scratching our heads! We have retained one doeling and currently have two of his 2015 kids available. 1 black & white doeling from Island Bobbi Socks and a SUPER nice buck prospect, Island Salty, out of Island Snowflake. Salty has long hair, crystal blue eyes and a tan and white coat with dark highlights.

May 2016 kids due - FOR SALE $475


Goat Flower Farm Island Moon ISL
(B's Barn Rum Runner GFF x Goat Flower Farm Astilbe GFF)
Black w/White & Brown, Tan & Gray Moonspots - Buck - Marbled Blue Eyes
Born: March 6, 2014 - Disbudded

Pedigree (MGR Registered)

Moon arrived in Vermont during in the month of May 2014. We purchased him due to his muscular frame, pedigree and flashy MoonSpot coloring. If there ever was a goat filled with pure goat character, Moon is it! He is the biggest clown we have on the farm and always seems to be looking for something to get into. Life is not boring with him around. Moon has matured into a nice Medium framed buck with good muscling. We used him heavily in 2015 and have retained a couple of doelings and have several VERY NICE buck prospects for sale. Some of these prospects were used for 2016 kids. That's how much we think of them!

No 2016 Spring kids expected. Fall kids are on the horizon. For Sale - $600

(2015 Buck Prospects for sale by this buck! Very colorful with excellent conformation).


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