Myotonic Goats, Nervous Goats, Peg-Leg, or Fainting Goats;
No matter what you call them, we have them.
Story has it that Marshall County, Tennessee has been named the cradle of the Myotonic Goat. Local goat history tellers say that four black & white, stiff legged goats were escorted to Marshall County in the early 1900’s by a man named Tinsley. At that time, they were unusual because of the myotonic condition which caused their muscles to stiffen and then relax. They were medium sized goats with bold facial expressions, medium length ears, sturdy framework, and thick muscling. The breed is generally hardy, disease resistant, prolific breeders, and good mothers. They usually milk generously for about four months & most (but not all) wean their kids on their own.