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Lately, we've been getting multiple requests for more or more recent pictures of some of our kids, and this is a difficult request for a couple of reasons- one is that taking pictures of kids takes way more time than you would think, and with so many kids (around 100 per spring the last several springs), time for more pictures is quite limited. Also, after a month or two, kids start going through all sorts of awkward growth stages, so a picture of a kid who is five months old is not going to give you a more accurate representation of how the kid will mature than a baby picture will. I typically don't even look all that closely at the kids I've decided to keep between the ages of two months and (in the case of does) when they freshen. If there is a particular trait or feature you are looking for, let us know, and we will try to evaluate that closely on the kid you are looking at, or we may be able to shoot a picture of that part of the goat. Requesting "more" pictures, is just too vague, and when we have 16 hour days, taking more pictures of goats which we already have decent pictures of is just not going to happen, again, unless there is something specific you are looking for. Thank you for understanding!
2014 Update on wether pricing: Wethers picked up by 14 days of age will be $110 each. At 15 days of age to eight weeks of age, they will be they will be $125 each. At eight weeks of age, they will be $150 each to reflect the increased time and expense in raising them ourselves until weaning.
Goats for sale on this page can be held with a $100 deposit, and must be paid for in full before leaving the farm. Deposits are taken on a first-come first-served basis, and NO GOATS WILL BE HELD WITHOUT A DEPOSIT IN HAND. This means telling me that you are interested in a particular goat is not enough for me to hold that goat for you. Adult goats can be held at the farm for three weeks while arrangements are made for shipping/pick up, after that, a $2 per day boarding fee will be charged. See the kidding page for details on holding bottle babies.
Does can be bred to any of our bucks for an additional $60-$100 (depending on the buck used) fee before leaving our farm. If the doe is not paid for in full at the time of the breeding, the resulting kids will carry the Castle Rock herd name.
We can ship goats out of Sacramento International Airport, Oakland International Airport, or San Francisco International Airport. We've had good luck with both American Air freight and Delta Airlines. We do not have an inexpensive source for kennels, so if you are shipping a kid, we'd recommend you have a kennel shipped to us. The costs of health papers, transportation, and any blood work are to be paid in full by the buyer. Goats sold as show quality are guaranteed to be free of any disqualifications in the show ring, although we cannot guarantee hight on our kids. While I've never had a doe go over height for AGS/ADGA, there are many factors that go into the final height of any given goat. If the goat and shipping costs have not been paid in full on the day the goat is due to fly out, it will not get on the flight. No exceptions.
A Note about prices: All prices are very firm, please don't ask for a discount as I will have to say no and will feel insulted in the bargain. I was in 4-H from elementary school through high school, and we never got discounts when we bought animals or supplies, and I've seen too many instances of really nice show animals disappearing into "4-H homes" where either a) it became the parent's show animal, b) they were never seen again, or c) they did not get good care since it was considered a "bargain" goat. I do not consider buying two goats to be a bulk purchase either- try going to the feed store and asking if you can get your hay cheaper because you are buying two bales instead of one- you'll get laughed out of the store! Look, in the '70s (well before I got into goats), an average dairy goat was worth about 100 bales of hay, which today would put an average goat at $1200 to $2,000! Our prices aren't close to that for even our best goats, which means that the input costs have increased faster than the sales price of goats- I've seen input costs more than double since I got my first goats in 2002. I put a tremendous amount of time, money and effort into my herd, and I think the price I ask for my animals is extremely fair- in fact, I have seen other people sell my goats for far more than I originally sold them for!