||Thirteen years old|
||Nubian, Spanish Goat|
||Canyon Lake, Texas, USA|
is Mishka, she is a Nubian X Spanish Goat. When I got Mish from her
previous owner she was skin and bones with two babies beside her. My dad
could not believe I was going to pay $50 for what he called "The Ethiopia"
goat. Her baby was free, since the previous owner was trying to thin her
herd. The baby, named Angel, sadly went to the rainbow bridge less then a
week later. She had what's called Goat Polio, a neurological disorder
caused by a lack of Vitamin B12. Mishka went on to have three sets of
twins, one set was stillborn and has since retired from breeding. She
never made much fuss when she gave birth, was pretty relaxed about the
She is the oldest of our goats at thirteen. Mishka is full of character, and
she "moos" at the other goats when they annoy her. She also will swing her
head (she has no horns) and knock the other babies when they pester "her"
kids. She is an interesting-looking goat, her body couldn't decide if she
was going to look like a meat or a dairy goat. She also always nosy, has
to know what's going on around the barn and yard. I don't regret that $50 one bit.
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