Our Myotonic (Fainting) Goats

 

Myotonic goats, which may may also be called Fainting goats, refer to a breed with  the characteristic known as myotonia congenita.  This is a condition in which the muscle cells experience prolonged contraction when the goat is startled. The transitory stiffness associated with these contractions can cause the goat to fall down. 

 

This is not a true faint, but a muscular phenomenon unrelated to the nervous system.  The degree of stiffness varies from goat to goat, with some showing a consistently stiff response and others exhibiting stiffness only rarely.

GIZMO

According to the Fainting Goat Guild, the Fainting Goat can be traced back to the 1880s.  A farm worker named John Tinsley who traveled from place to place came to central Tennessee to the farm of Dr. Mayberry with four unusual goats that got stiff and fell down. It is believed that John Tinsley came from Nova Scotia, Canada, but no one knows where he found his unusual goats.

 

After only a year, John Tinsley moved on and left his goats (one buck and three does) on Dr. Mayberry's farm. Dr. Mayberry began to breed the unusual goats and found that their babies got stiff and fell down too. He concluded that this must be a different kind of goat and called them Tennessee Fainting Goats.

Slightly smaller than standard breeds of the goat, fainting goats are generally 17 to 25 in. tall and can weigh anywhere from 60 to 174 lb.

MYOTONIC (FAINTING) GOAT BARN

Our Myotonic Goats
BRIAR CREEK FARM WILLOW BLOSSOM

​Date of Birth:  03/08/21

Registrations:   

     - Myotonic Goat Registry (Purebred)     

     - International Fainting Goat Assoc. (Certified Premium)

 

​Sire:  Syncope Falls Gizmo

Dam:  Syncope Falls Daisy

 

Sire's Sire: Syncope Falls Somethin' Special

Sire's Dam: Syncope Falls Southern Drawl

 

Dam's Sire: Syncope Falls Rowdy

Dam's Dam: Syncope Falls Red Bonnie Boop

 

Willow is everything we were hoping for in a doe!  She is blue with blue eyes and polled!  We are anxious to see what she produces when she is older.

BRIAR CREEK FARM WILLOW BLOSSOM

BRIAR CREEK FARM FALL'N STARR

Date of Birth: 02/15/21

Registrations: 

     - Myotonic Goat Registry (Purebred)

     - International Fainting Goat Assoc. (Certified Premium)

 

Sire: Solis Occasus Villa Geronimo

Dam: Solis Occasus Villa Kacie

 

Sire's Sire: Solis Occasus Villa Comanche

Sire's Dam: Outlaw Farms Dahlia

 

Dam's Sire: Skydance Mingo

Dam's Dam: Double G Calico

 

Starr is a beautiful doeling with a very intriguing hairline reminiscent of a vampire's widows peak.  Let's hope she stays true to her adorable self and doesn't turn!

BRIAR CREEK FARM FALL'N STARR

SOLIS OCCASUS VILLA KACIE

Date of Birth: 01/05/19

Registrations: 

     - Myotonic Goat Registry (Purebred)

      - International Fainting Goat Assoc. (Certified Premium)

 

Sire: Skydance Mingo

Dam: Double G Calico Smorz

 

Sire's Sire: Goat Flower Farm Blue Eyed Moon

Sire's Dam: Skydance Farm Harley's Lucy

 

Dam's Sire: R Fainting Paintball

Dam's Dam: Deer Springs Southern Belle

 

Kacie, short for Lucchese boots, is an amazing doe. She struts her stuff in the pasture, but doesn't get very far from her sister.

KACIE

SOLIS OCCASUS VILLA PRESLEY

Date of Birth: 01/05/19

Registrations: 

     - Myotonic Goat Registry (Purebred)

      - International Fainting Goat Assoc. (Certified Premium)

 

Sire: Skydance Mingo

Dam: Double G Calico Smorz

 

Sire's Sire: Goat Flower Farm Blue Eyed Moon

Sire's Dam: Skydance Farm Harley's Lucy

 

Dam's Sire: R Fainting Paintball

Dam's Dam: Deer Springs Southern Belle

 

Presley also has a true meaning for her name - she wears a 'diamond' bracelet around her ankle just the the king himself!

PRESLEY

SOLIS OCCASUS VILLA GERONIMO

Date of Birth: 01/01/19

Registrations:

     - Myotonic Goat Registry (Purebred)

     - International Fainting Goat Assoc. (Certified Premium)

 

Sire: Solis Occasus Villa Comanche

Dam: Outlaw Farms Dahlia

 

Sire's Sire: Southern Drawl Farms Appollo

Sire's Dam: Jamcin's Fancy Firebird

 

Dam's Sire: Outlaw Farms Show Me the Money

Dam's Dam: Outlaw Farms Hot Koko

 

Geronimo is a shy guy that faints easily, except when he is around the does. That is when he show his true self - brave at heart!

GERONIMO

SYNCOPE FALLS GIZMO

Date of Birth:  03/29/18

Registrations:

     - Myotonic Goat Registry (Purebred)

     - International Fainting Goat Assoc. (Certified Premium)

 

Sire:  Syncope Falls Somethin' Special

Dam:  Syncope Falls Southern Drawl ​

 

Sire's Sire: Beechkeld 0578 Brassdancer

Sire's Dam: 

Full Moon Farm Mystica Moon

 

Dam's Sire: B's Barn Gunsmoke

Dam's Dam: Providence Farm's Sweet Jazzmin

 

Gizmo tends to get a little worked up, even for his feed, to the point of 'fainting'!

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SYNCOPE FALLS DAISY

​Date of Birth:  05/20/17

Registrations:   

     - Myotonic Goat Registry (Purebred)     

     - International Fainting Goat Assoc. (Certified Premium)

 

​Sire:  Syncope Falls Rowdy

Dam:  Syncope Falls Red Bonnie Boop

 

Sire's Sire: WP Who Dat

Sire's Dam: Syncope Falls Timber

 

Dam's Sire: Beechkeld 0578 Grassdancer

Dam's Dam: Miss Bee

 

We are thrilled with Daisy's unusual tri-color.  She is red and blue over a blue coat.

SYNCOPE FALLS DAISY

SYNCOPE FALLS GYPSY QUEEN

Date of Birth:  03/07/17

Registrations:
     - Myotonic Goat Registry (Purebred)
     - International Fainting Goat Assoc. (Certified Premium)

​Sire:  Syncope Falls Titian
Dam:  Syncope Falls Ida Claire

​Sire's Sire:  WP Who Dat
Sire's Dam:  B's Barn Eclipse

Dam's Sire:  Moonlight Farms Chief Tomochichi
Dam's Dam:  Full Moon Farm Emmie

Gypsy's light, honey brown eyes sweetens and spices up our farm!

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