Skip to comments.Five Baby Goats: Rare Goat Quintuplets Born at Oregon Farm
Posted on 04/12/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A local dairy farm has welcomed a rarity with five new additions.
Mama goat Vanilla, at Fairview Farm Goat Dairy in Dallas, gave birth to quintuplets earlier this month. Five baby goats in one birth doesn't happen every day. In fact, the farm's owners said it only happens in about one of every 10,000 goat births.
They have had quadruplets born in the past at Fairview, but this was the first set of quintuplets.
All five baby goats already have names. They are: Janice, Charlene, Karle, Brian and Jim.
"Cuties all five, and destined to more dairy goat fame in their future," said a message posted on the farm's website.
Ironically enough, all five were born on April 2, the fifth anniversary of Fairview Farm Goat Dairy receiving its dairy license.
One goat with 5 heads would be WAY cooler!
Momma goat must be doing something right,all five look healthy.
Just curious - do goats only have 2 teats?
it happens that frequently? It is obviously way less than 2 to 1 odds but 1 in 10,000 doesnt strike me as being so rare that such a big fuss is being odd. Now if it was humans, the odds of natural born quints are 1 in 65 million.
Nice to see that mama goat actually cares to allow the kids to nurse. I just took one to the sale last week that just walked off every time hers tried.
I want them.
Goats are miraculous--both billies and nannies. Mexicans eat goat and I got to taste them, unbeknownst to me. They are tasty too.
keep those innocent baby goats away from Mohammed ... Obama’s child molesting religious hero ...
Yum. I love goat. They have bred the flavor out of lamb. I only get to eat it at the Indian buffet... but yum. Other than that, I think goats are pretty obnoxious.
True on all points.
My husband and I traveled to India while we were living in Saudi Arabia. We planned to visit those places where we KNEW we would never go back to.
In every hotel we visited the Indian food was WAY, WAY too hot. Whether the food was brown, green or a variety of those colors it was WAY too hot. I burned my LIPS just tasting it.
That is done to disguise bad/rotten food, NOT for taste because there is NO taste only burning lips, tongue, mouth and throat.
When people CLAIM that they LOVE Indian food I always think that they really haven't tasted REAL fresh food.
The Japanese have fresh food, some almost raw fish. Their sashimi IS flashed in hot, then cold water before it's cut up and served. Now THAT is as fresh as food gets. I never, ever, ever, ever get sick on Japanese food. What you see is what you get.
Goats are only as obnoxious as they are allowed to be. My mother and brother had a pet goat in Phoenix, Arizona. :o) There are places in California where we can always see and pet goats and buy their by-products.
Somebody will literally have their hands full; helping mama feed them babies ‘til they get on their own!
I had a couple of bottle babies when I had the farm, they are cute as the dickens and a gal that had milking goats was near by so I had a source of goat milk. Had twins a couple of times, a gal down the road had triples but never heard of 4 or 5. That nanny was carrying quite a load. A kid will empty 2 8 oz baby bottles in less than 2 minutes..its amazing.
goats are not obnoxious, they are smart, don’t eat tin cans but everything else is on the table...mine ate down a row of pine trees then stripped the bark. I was not aware pine needles were ediable. The ones that ate the trees gave themselfs away. Black tree sap would be all over their mouths.....thanks for the ping.
Gotta admit those baby goats are pretty cute.
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