About Miniature Silky Fainting Goats
Fainting Goats are a small-sized breed of goat that are colorful and have long
flowing coats and an abundance of facial hair such as bangs, beards and muffs
on the cheeks, giving them a Silky Terrier-like appearance. They should be
physically balanced and proportionate, with a sleek, elegant appearance. There
is no minimum size for either sex, however, does ideally, should be 22.5 inches
or under at the withers and must not exceed 23.5 inches. Bucks ideally should
be 23.5 inches or under at the withers and must not exceed 25 inches. Any color
or combination of colors is acceptable.
The coat is the defining
characteristic of the breed and is quite important. Ideally, the coat is
a single coat that should be consistently long, straight and flowing, draping
over the entire body, reaching nearly to the ground. A slight wave to the coat
is acceptable. The coat should have a silky, high luster appearance and, when
touched, it should feel smooth and silky, not dry or brittle. Angora-type
or Cashmere-type fiber is not desirable. The coat should include an abundance
of chest, neck and facial hair. Ideally, they will have long bangs and cheek
muffs that cover the eyes giving them a Silky Terrier-like appearance.
There is no weight standards or limits on the goats but the bucks are
likely to be somewhere between 60 and 80 pounds when mature. We do not market
them as meat goats but rather as competition animals. Their lean, sleek frames
do not lend to good meat animals.