On July 11, 2016, Claudia died after a lengthy illness. She loved the farm life with the goats, horses, and all the other critters. She enjoyed showing the Grand Kids around the farm and teaching them about the Myotonic goats. She will be greatly missed.
Oh My, It is a "BoY" year! Ten 2016 kids and Eight of them are little bucklings. All are now on the "KIDS" page. All 2016 kids have been sold.
BRO'S STICK TOGETHER! WE'RE CLAIRE'S KIDS.
Hello! Shakerag Cove Farm is a small farm in NE Tennessee. The Sunrise Side of Tennessee! We are near the Smoky Mountains and just over a mountain from North Carolina. Virginia and Kentucky are a few miles up the road.
We raise a few MGR registered Myotonic Goat kids every Spring. One year we had a set of triplets among the youngins' -- that was exciting! This year one doe had triplets, three does had twins and "Miss Independent" gave birth to a single doeling.
Our first goats came to live with us in 2008 and we have been having fun with Myotonics ever since. We learn something new every season and we still have a long way to go till we can say we "know it all".
We breed for a larger goat--so far we consider our goats as "medium". Our does and bucks have come from a variety of states (Tn, NC, the western and eastern parts of Va and also Md). Our newest doeling is from a breeder in Ohio! We have chosen our goats with the idea that the more varied their pedigrees the better. If you have any questions please feel free to send us an email.
.... critters of most every size and color
The most striking characteristic of the Myotonic goat is the condition of myotonia congenita. This condition is frequently misunderstood by breeders as well as by folks unfamiliar with the breed. Myotonia congenita is a medical condition that is strictly muscular, and causes the muscles to become rigid when the goat is startled, moves suddenly, or steps over a low barrier. The condition is due to changes in the muscle cell membranes, and has nothing to do with the nervous system, so it is really not even a true "faint". The characteristic stiffening has given rise to a number of names for this breed: Fainting, Nervous, Stiffed-Leg, Wooden-Leg, Scare, and Myotonic. The myotonia congenita goes hand in glove with heavy muscling. While not truly a faint, the name "fainter" was long ago chosen by some breeders and registries to indicate the condition.