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In 2001 * Plmmu $ CommCy Fair PYgmy Photo by Tern Daoust goat, Madah, is a good morn to her three Idds, born about three weeks ago. ones are about half size of their mother and full of love and energy. grand champions and one which was ts,.. named reserved champion (second from page 6 place). . At last year's Plumas-Sierra County travel to The National Pygmy Fair, Chloe was named grand champi- - [ASsOCiation shows together to on, a perfect representation of the ' Lthe goats. They have gotten a breed. invaluable information on Of course, raising pygmy goats isn t all fun and love; it can be stressful at I' ea and how to care for them at times as Chelsea has found out over the _.L',as well. goats are a small, compact years. goat with their legs, neck and Because the animals are so small, giv- tbeing relatively short in relation ing birth can be difficult and they often le body need help. circumference in relation to Chelsea has a baby monitor in the and weight is proportionally goat houses and, when one is expecting, ^Jet than that of other goats she and her mother share the responsi- from Afrma, pygmy goats bility of being on-call 24 hours a day. nnported to the United States Candace recalls the first time they they are now raised as live- lost both mother and kid in birth and 4-H livestock projects, edu- how emotionally distraught they were exhibits at zoos, or as good forfays. ( 4p s of a homestead environmentwondered why I was doing this and s providers of milk and eco- was it worth it," said Candace. tive grazers. But they hung in there and they are e hardy, alert, and playful glad now that they did. temperaments and a love for This past April Fool's Day, Hannah other goats. . pulled off an amazing feat for a pygmy y are herd creatures, they aogoat--she delivered four kids and all L o mg alone, survived. -Im Preparing for a show, Chelsea "Being as small as they are, having goats she will take careful- four kids at one time, and having them rag at them the way the judges all live, is extremely rare," said r 1 Chelsea. ! es look for personali attitude, The goats are usually bred in the fall . gsskills, the angulation of the to have spring babies, with a gestation , how wide they are, their period of five months. legs, feet and nose--allmust be Chelsea and her family said they Perfect to be a grand champion, became breeders because pygmy goats Chelsea has had two become See Goats, page 8 WGJ m y, ,4b%,mrt 1, 2001 * PagG 7' the scenic Feather River Canyon Highway 70 at Twain, CalifornD I Shoot Outs Food Music Crafts Gold Jewelry Mining Supplies Living History Displays White Metal Detector 1/2 oz. Gold Nugget Desert Fox Panning Machine Hand Sluice l ! I i Vendors and Inquiries call Nancy (530) 283-2130 Parking $2.00 per car - proceeds will support Girl Scout Troop 270. I i I I