Most of the boer goats on my farm are not publicly slathered with the attention that the dairy does receive, so today I am honoring one of my boer does, Tippie.
Boer goats traditionally have white bodies and brown/red heads. They developed this color pattern to fight the heat and dry climates. They originated in the early 1900’s in South Africa, for meat production. To this day, boer goats are a main stay in that region. They are a sign of prosperity amongst African villages.
Boer goats entered the United States in 1993.
Against popular belief, boer goats can be rather docile. Tippie loves a good head rub, so does Annie, and so does our big stinky bucks. Speaking of big…a boer doe can reach 200 pounds, the bucks can top out over 240 pounds. Not all of my goats are that large, but some, such as Tippie, are (excuse the pun) tipping the scales.
Did you notice a connection between Tippie and her name? She has a brown tail.