MINIATURE FAINTING GOATS

Miniatures Are Special At AFGO !!   Check Out Our Registry Within A Registry For Minis 

American Fainting Goat Organization is home to many registered certified miniatures.  At the American Fainting Goat Organization we have developed what we refer to as a “registry within a registry”! This is a specialized place for our miniature fainters. These goats must meet the breed standard and at the age of 3 years old a doe must be 22″ and under while a buck should remain 23 3/4″ and under. Miniatures are just a smaller version of the standard, however, due to their smaller size they are best suited for: pets, shows, and for breeders that just enjoy the smaller sized goats. They don’t require the space, or, the amount of feed that a larger goat will. They make great fun pets and are fun to show.These goats often range from 2.5 pounds at birth to 5.5 pounds. An adult buck will rarely get over 100 pounds. Fainting Goats are classified as a meat goat,however, miniatures do mature at a slower rate.  Good things do come in small packages and the miniature fainting goat is the best small package we have found!! (Below you will find pictures of some AFGO Ceritifed miniatures. We are very proud of them.)

Miniature are often hard to find. If you are looking to purchase a miniature goat you should ask questions about the goats parents and grandparents. There is never a guarentee that the offspring will be miniature, however, you have a better chance if the mom and dad were both certified miniatures. Many times a goat will just not grow properly and will remain under 22-23 3/4″.  This is not your true miniature goat. Know the breeder you are buying from. There are lots of good miniature breeders out there.

 AFGO awards a permanent miniature certificate to all goats 22-23 3/4″ and under at the age of 3 years old. The permanent mini doe or buck will carry a MD or MB in front of its registration number.

AFGO is taking the miniatures one step farther by awarding a temporary miniature certificate. This certificate will be given to kids when both parents are registered with AFGO as certified minis.  The temporary certificate will carry a TMD or TMB in front of their number. Their status will be upgraded at the age of 3 years old providing they have stayed under the required height.

If a temporary certified miniature grows over the limit prior to becoming 3 years old, his/hers papers will be changed to standard papers. If at 3 years old they are not under their limit than their papers will be changed to standard.

animated-goat-image-0049 POCKET SIZE GOATS!

Please fill out our certifaction form for both a permanent and a temporary miniature!

MINIATURE CERTIFICATE FORM-CLICK HERE

See Some of our AFGO Certified miniatures!!

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minatures 2

minatures 3

 

 

 

 

 

Miniatures will be offered an entire show!It will be on the same day as the regular show or at least held within the same weekend as our regular shows.

AFGO will have shows that are designed in such a way that the miniatures will show only against other miniatures! If you have miniatures this is for you!!!

Class schedule for AFGO miniatures will be as follows:

We will offer 10 classes per show for the miniature does and bucks.

Miniature shows will not be judges with the regular sized goats. Miniatures will receive their own championship status. Miniature shows will have their own points awarded and will not be in combination with the regular sized goat show participates.

Jr. Does

0-6 month doelings *(must be temporary certified as an AFGO miniature)

Over 6 months-12 month doelings *(must be temporary certified as an AFGO miniature)

Over 1 year-2 years does*(must be temporary certified as an AFGO miniature)

Sr. Does (Not required to be frenshened)

Over 2 year-3years does*(must be temporary certified as an AFGO miniature)

Over 3 years Does*(must have a permanent certification with AFGO)

 

Championship class:

We will have a Jr. doe champion and a Reserve championship chosen from our first 3 classes listed above.

We will have a Sr. doe champion and a Reserve championship chosen from our last two classes listed above.

 

Bucks will have the same classes!!!

No Wether classes at this current time!

*A goat may receive a temporary certificate if both parents are registered as an AFGO mini.

To be registered as an AFGO mini the goat must be 22” for a Doe and 23 3/4″ for a Buck or below at the age of 3 years old or older!

If you have miniature fainting goats than this is the place for you!!!