Retired Goats

The following goats are ones who have been on Roan Mountain in other years, but are not in 2014. They are living out their retirement on Todd's farm in Shady Valley, Tennessee.

#110

Goat #110
Goat #110 (male) was born to #96 Rachel Carson in 2010.

His mom was the first (and only) goat to die up on the balds (August 2, 2010 from parasites) which left him an orphaned kid and it showed in his restless and confused behavior.

The other goats, especially the other kids of 2010, incorporated him into their social groups, and he became adoptive brother to the twins #210 and #310.

For 2014, he has had persistent deer worm problems, and so is spending the summer on Todd's farm.

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#111

Goat #111
Goat #111 (male) was #70 Moosie Murray Moses' last kid born in 2011. Both stayed in Shady Valley in summer 2011 where Goat#111 was orphaned on the farm when his mom "just went missing".

2012 was his first summer up on the balds. It would be hard to pick a better mom than #70 Moosie Murray Moses, who doted on her kids and would gallop up and down the mountain when she heard her kid cry, even for the false alarms.

#111 became best friends with #212 mostly because they were the youngest goats on the balds.

For 2014, he has had a sore ankle, and so is spending the summer on Todd's farm.

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#157

Goat #157
Goat #157, born in 2007, is one of Trudy's Virginia goats is the most outgoing of the three Virginia bachelors.

He and his best buddy, goat #170, both had deer worm infections but have mostly recovered; their lingering problems are wobbly rear ends but this doesn't seem to affect #157's outgoing disposition or the gleam of curiosity (mischief?) in his eyes.

He had a fungal infection early on so he gets regular health inspections to make sure it doesn't flare back up.

He was on the balds for the first 6 years of the Baatany Project, and is now living in retirement on Todd's farm.

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#230

Goat #230
Goat #230 (female) is one of Trudy's Virginia goats so we don't know her age.

She is the best all-around champion: friendly and outgoing, fine hair for an adult, strong frame and constitution, voracious and insatiable, few hoof or parasite problems, and gave birth to 2 sets of twins in 2009 & 2010. She is a happy moaner (when eating, chewing cud, nursing kids, lying in the sun).

If all the goats performed as well as #230 then they'd browse an extra few acres each summer!

Her stout horns and frame allow her to compete with the other goats, including Blue. When they start their head banging, it looks a lot like mountain goat battles on a National Geographic TV special.

For 2014, she is now in the "retired" category, and is living on Todd's farm year-round.

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#1004

Goat #1004
Goat #1004 (female, born 2004), is one of only two of Todd's original Shady Valley goats to be on the balds for all of the first 6 years of the Baatany Project. For 2014, she is now in the "retired" category, and is living on Todd's farm year-round.

A real sweetheart who truly appreciates special treats, her lack of competitive nature puts her close to the bottom of the "pecking order" in the herd. Except for her twin sister #1104 Lily, it is hard to find a goat with a daintier, gentler disposition or finer adult hair in the herd.

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