HOW TO CHOOSE A GOAT....scroll down for photos!
- The first thing to think about when buying a goat is what are you going to do with the mohair? There are several markets to consider: wholesale, spinning, dollhair, knitted products, and niche markets for naturally colored mohair such as lockspun mohair, handwoven goods, and cinch cord. A spinners flock consists of goats for the handspinner and many times also for the dollhair artist. Show goats represent a certain style found in the show ring. Wethers also make for a nice mohair producing herd and hormones are not an issue.
- Another thing to think about is a personal preference between white, solid colors, and patterns. Colors are generally divided into two pools. The solid color pool is called the red/brown/black (r/b/B) pool. The pattern color pool is called the BLACK color pool. These names are very general as the BLACK pool also contains brown patterns. When breeding using color pools, it is advisable to not breed solids and patterns together. Another method of breeding natural colors is using the color genetics researched by Dr. Sponenberg. Dr. Sponenberg has identified the most common patterns and the order that they occur when breeding a pattern to a pattern. At the bottom of his list is the no-pattern black (not to be confused with a solid black - and the reason it is so important to keep pedigrees on your goats). A no-pattern black is a wild card, meaning that all patterns are possible with these black goats. White spotting can occur in both the solid colors and patterns.
- Conformation refers to the correctness of the goat's body. The Colored Angora Goat Breeder's Association has established guidelines for correct conformation and can be found on the CAGBA.org website.
- It is important to strive for improvement in the offspring in your herd. When selecting goats, particularly a buck, keep in mind what you would like to improve with your does. Do you want to increase the depth of color? Better conformation? More coverage? Luster? Fineness? Curl style? Handle (how the mohair feels)? Remember that all angora goats have a purpose. Think about the purpose of your herd when selecting goats.
THE FINE PRINT.... (scroll down for photos!)
- A 50% deposit is required to reserve a goat. Once a deposit is received, the goat will be marked as Pending Sale. Upon full payment, the goat will be marked as Sold. All goats must be paid in full before leaving the ranch. Red Falcon Ranch reserves the right to terminate the sale for any reason and return the deposit. We accept cash, check, and PayPal. A 3% fee will be added to all PayPal payments.
- We put a lot of time, love, and money into our goats. It is very important to us that our goats do not fall on hard times when they go to their new home. For this reason, we ask that you have the ability and means to provide adequate shelter, proper nutrition including quality feedstuffs such as hay, feed, and minerals, standard goat husbandry practices, and safe fencing to keep the goats in and predators out. If you use the auction/slaughter route to cull goats, or you dehorn your angora goats, please do not buy our goats.
- We do not sell single does. All does must be purchased in pairs. Wethers must be purchased as a pair or with a buck.
- Price of the goat is for pickup at the ranch. If we must travel to meet a transporter, an extra $25 will be billed to cover gas and mileage.
- We have show goats and goats for the fiber artist. We have white, solid color, and pattern goats. To assist you in selecting your goat, additional photos and a copy of the pedigree are available upon request. If you do not see what you are looking for in the photo section below, please let us know and we most likely have a goat in our herd that will fit your requirements.
- All of our goats are healthy and up-to-date on shots and deworming. Our herd has been tested negative for CL, CAE, and Johnes disease. Goats are registered with the Colored Angora Goat Breeder's Association (CAGBA).
- Health certificates are the responsibility of the buyer. Each state has different health requirements. It is the responsibility of the buyer to understand the requirements of their state. Red Falcon Ranch will facilitate the health certificate with the vet by request from the buyer. A quote on the cost will be obtained for the buyer by request of the buyer. If buyer chooses to travel without a health certificate, buyer is responsible for travelling without a health certificate. Livestock transporters will not transport without a health certificate. Depending on your state, the goats may need additional testing such as brucellosis, tuberculosis, etc. and this will increase the cost of the health certificate. We use the Bonners Ferry Vet Clinic 208-267-7502 or Dr. Burt Veterinary Care 208-274-5550
- There are several transporters that we work with. If you know the transporter you would like to work with, please send me a message for contact info. If you need help selecting a transporter, send me a message on the contact page.
- OK, now that we have the "fine print" out of the way.....thanks for stopping by our website. We take pride in the goats we raise. We are more than happy to answer questions now and once you get your goat home. Thanks for looking at our goats and considering a Red Falcon Ranch angora goat!!
TRANSPORTERS.... (scroll down for photos!)
- Mark Callister 208-604-6624
- Blarney Heights, Brian Gorman 406-544-9219
- Bull Shippers, Paul Briggs 435-790-4855
- Highland Trucking, David Deichen 785-725-4741
- 5 Star (Andorra Hills), Amy Sporna 630-962-8737
- Jonathan Lippert 703-595-5405
Current as of 10.27.20
"Dominant" or "r/b/B" color pool
REVENANT $450 - pending
CCFF Annalise x RFRA Seth
Notes: Born super dark brown and still has strong depth of color. He is a "show goat" with the consistent fleece, full coverage, and ringlet curl style desirable in the show ring. Correct conformation. He is a huge buck with a docile personality - friendly, but not obnoxious. Good boy even during rut. Proven sire.
EMF Henny Penny x CCFF Bear
Notes: Piper has a deep chocolate fleece with a gold band on her fetlock. Piper is a favorite here with her sweet personality and she she is such a good mama. She is a big doe with excellent conformation and lots of mohair coverage that falls in soft, silky curls. She is a seasonal color changer so her locks are two-tone.
RFRA Rose x RFRA Sage
Notes: Rosella is a dark chocolate doe out of two very dark chocolate parents that have not faded. Rosella has a unique darker brown cape over her rump while the rest of her fleece changes color seasonally making for an interesting play of brown shades. Her mohair is super soft with springy curls. She has a clean face and legs, which is really nice when on pasture and on the shearing stand!
MEA Lisanna x BM Dakota
Notes: Savannah comes from show lines. Her dam was the Grand Champion doe at the Texas State Fair. Savannah at 8 years old still has full coverage with fine and consistent mohair. Her conformation is excellent and she is still strong and hardy. She produces beautiful dark brown offspring. Savannah is a doe that will add proven genetics to your herd!
EMF Henny Penny x RFRA Top Gun
Notes: Tofte is a warm brown...the color of cinnamon. Her curls are like crinkle french fries and a delight to lockspin. Bother of her parents are dark red and I thought for sure she would be the same, so surprisingly her color is much warmer and richer. She has all the mohair coverage and trimmings and produces a huge fleece of curls!
"Recessive" or "black" color pool
"Recessive" or "black" color pool
TOP Lacey x TOP Elmer
Notes: Amazing buck from the renowned HILL Columbus line. Columbus was an AAGBA buck that carried a full spectrum of patterns and maintained kid grade mohair until his death at 9 years old. Elmer was also a very flashy pattern buck. Hawthorne carries lots of pattern in his genetics. Friendly buck. Correct conformation, full fleece coverage, definitely a show buck.
WTND Jelly Beans x TOP Alder
Notes: Ekko is a lightbelly pattern doe with a silky and fine mohair fleece. She is a sweet doe and an excellent mother. Ekko is a Columbus granddaughter through both parents.. Columbus was an AAGBA buck that carried a heavy dose of pattern and had kid mohair his entire life. Ekko is so named because she is a carbon copy of her mother, Jelly Beans. Jelly Beans is now 8 years old and still has very fine mohair on a strong and healthy body. Jelly Beans is so amazing and we have used her and her daughters heavily in our herd. It is only because we have so much of this line that we are selling Ekko. She will be an excellent addition to any pattern herd.
MMO 158 x PLF Hogan
Pattern: white pattern carrier
Notes: Flutterby is a beautiful white doe that always catches my eye in the herd. She has a delightful personality! Her fleece is so fine, dense, with full coverage and all the fringe. Her dam is an AAGBA white doe. Her sire is a Columbus x brown doe breeding. I have her listed in the pattern pool, but she could really go in either color pool. I have five MMO white does x Hogan and I can't use them all. Flutterby is the youngest and that is why she is for sale. She is an incredible asset to a pattern herd looking for a white pattern carrier.
RFRA Callista x BFBG Everest
Notes: Northuldra is a spring doe kid. We don't normally sell does until they are a year old. But, Northuldra is one of the largest doe kids and a bit bossy. She isn't letting the smaller doe kids eat in the creep feeder. Because she is so confident, she will do just fine going to a new farm with one of our other does for sale. She is part of the huge Jelly Beans family and we have so many from this line. Her picture says it all!
RFRA Velvet x RFRA Winterfell
Notes: Peaches is a tan doe, which is the first pattern in the list of pattern possibilities. Her dam is a light brown and her sire is a brown pattern. Peaches is the palest of tan. Peaches has a huge,dense fleece with super tight springy curls and massively full coverage. She is a sweet doe that gets along with all the goats.
PET QUALITY DOES
non-breeding due to faults
non-breeding due to faults
for goats purchased from Red Falcon Ranch
for goats purchased from Red Falcon Ranch