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Baby “Fainting” Goats – Barnyard Webcam

Two fainting goats

Have you ever heard of a fainting goat? What about a nervous goat, stiff-leg goat, wooden leg goat, or a Tennessee fainting goat? Well we have an entire cam filled with these cuties and all the names they go by! No don’t you even worry these fainting goats aren’t sick and they don’t technically faint. These goats are really known as Myotonic goats and they have a harmless genetic muscle condition, known as myotonia congenital, which causes their muscles to temporarily freeze if startled or excited. This sometimes causes the goats to collapse. Don’t worry! This condition is not harmful to the fainting goat’s health. It just might be a little embarrassing for them sometimes!

Fainting goats are special for another reason beside their unusual condition. These goats are a popular domestic breed and commonly raised as pets and show animals. Typically smaller than other goats, they are easy to manage and contain. These goats are typically 17 to 25 inches tall and weigh 60 to 170 pounds. Another distinguish characteristic of these goats are their prominent eyes. Instead of having recessed eyes, these goats eyes protrude from their eye socket. Their coats can either be long or short. Fainting goats are known for being docile and friendly. If socialized properly they make wonderful pets.

Fainting goats are extremely rare breed of livestock and were almost extinct a few years ago. The American Livestock Breed Conservancy and many other livestock breeders fought hard to bring this breed back from the bats on the cam! Check out Barnyard Buddies website to learn more about these amazing goats and maybe even look into purchasing on yourself!rink of extinction. These are such a special breed of goats that there is actually a festival in Marshall County, Tennessee that celebrates these funny animals!

This camera is brought to you by Barnyard Buddies Fainting Goats located in Colorado. The camera contains many goats of different colors, patterns, ages, even dams (females) and sires (males)! In fact, new babies or kids were born in early March! You don’t want to miss those baby go