Six of this year’s precious bucklings-turned-wethers (castrated goat) spent the summer at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! Did you see them? They were in My Big Back Yard, an exhibit with chickens, goats, bees, an occasional come-and-pet-me-I’m-a-tarantula! and a gigantic leaky hose. The zoo keepers taught them special tricks (like walking on a high beam) and guided them through their daily routine with only food…no physical reinforcement. They are the best trained goats I’ve ever been around. As evidence to prove this point, the day I went to band them (ie bloodless castration) and was planning to deal with screaming goats fully resisting the situation, they pranced right into the makeshift procedure area, spread their legs and squatted, inviting me to place an extremely tight rubber band around the dangling bag. They made nary a peep.
Three of the little darlings have been sold, but THREE ARE AVAILABLE! They are currently 6 months old, are nubian and nubian-sanaan-alpine crosses (i.e. full sized goats). If you want to own one of The Goat Cheese Lady’s adorable, zoo-trained wethers, they will make better pets than the family dog.
Why own a wether? They require little maintenance beside food, water, and shelter. They don’t need to be milked and they don’t stink (as opposed to their testicularly intact counterparts who attain the gut wrenching stench that makes goats famous for being foul odored). They eat weeds, can be trained to carry cargo for pack trips and make great companions for lonely horses. Wethers, like any goat, are curious and require good fencing to keep them out of your roses and in their pen.
The 3 remaining wethers are available for reservation now, and pick up on Thursday, September 24, when they are released from their child-entertaining duties at the zoo. They are $200 each.
Please call me directly if you are interested or if you have any questions. We look forward to finding them great homes!
– The Goat Cheese Lady, 719-651-9819