Fainting Heart’s Farm First Breeding Kids for Sale

$750 CDN

Fainting Heart’s Argo

Dam: Black Jack’s Desdemona MSFGA# F2864 (Does not faint)

Sire: Sol Orr’s Mackinnon MSFGA# 4517 (Fainter)

DOB: April 29, 2016

This is a picture of buckling Argo taken April 30, 2016. He is white with brown markings and has wattles. He is disbudded and will be registered with the MSFGA.

$750 CDN

Fainting Heart’s Apollo

Dam: Black Jack’s Desdemona MSFGA# F2864 (Does not faint)

Sire: Sol Orr’s Mackinnon MSFGA# 4517 (Fainter)

DOB: April 29, 2016

This is a picture of buckling Apollo taken April 30, 2016. He is tan with black markings and has wattles. He is disbudded and will be registered with the MSFGA.

Meet the team

Bucks

Not For Sale

Sol-Orr’s Mackinnon

Sol-Orr’s Mackinnon was born January 24, 2015 at Sol-Orr Farm, in Culpeper County, Virginia, USA and is registered with the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association. Mac has a long silky coat, blue eyes and stands 20 inches at the shoulder. Mac was bottle-fed and therefore is docile and personable, and likes to give kisses.

Not For Sale

Sol-Orr’s Wayward Wind

Sol-Orr’s Wayward Wind was born January 16, 2015 at Sol-Orr Farm, in Culpeper County, Virginia, USA and is registered with the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association. Wind has a long silky coat, golden brown eyes and stands 18 inches at the shoulder. Wind was bottle-fed and therefore is docile and personable, and likes to be scratches on his head.

Does

No Longer Available

Black Jacks Desdemona

Black Jacks Desdemona was born April 1, 2011 at Black Jack Stables, Campbellville, Ontario, Canada and is registered with the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association. Dessie has a short coat with skirting, golden brown eyes, wattles and stands 19 inches at the shoulder. Dessie was naturally weaned from her mother and is quiet and personable. Desdemona has now returned to Black Jack Stables in Campbellville, Ontario.

$1200 CDN

San Sujo’s Chia

San Sujo’s Chia was born March 16, 2015 at San Sujo Farm in Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and is registered with the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association. Chia is a tricolour with a silky coat, brown eyes and stands 19 inches at the shoulder. Chia was naturally weaned from her mother and is a little shy.

Not For Sale

San Sujo’s Lily

San Sujo’s Lily was born July 27, 2015 at San Sujo Farm in Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and is registered with the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association. Lily has a long silky coat, brown eyes and currently stands 16 inches at the shoulder. Lily was naturally weaned from her mother and is just adorable.

Not For Sale

CKR Ranch Princess

CKR Ranch Princess was born February 23, 2014 at CKR Ranch, Bristol, Quebec, Canada and is registered with the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association and the Myotonic Goat Registry. Princess has a long, even coat, ice blue eyes eyes, and stands 19 inches at the shoulder. Princess was naturally weaned from her mother and is quiet and shy.

Not For Sale

Black Jacks Anchor Baby (Annie)

Black Jacks Anchor Baby (Annie) was born June 23, 2012 at Black Jack Stables, Campbellville, Ontario, Canada and is registered with the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association and the Myotonic Goat Registry. Annie has a short coat with skirting, golden brown eyes, and stands 20 inches at the shoulder. Annie was naturally weaned from her mother and is quiet and very personable.

About The Farm

Fainting Hearts Farm

Fainting Hearts Farm breeds Mini Silky Fainting Goats, also known as Mini Silkies. This unique miniature goat breed has long silky coats and "faint" when startled.

Mini Silky Fainting Goats don’t actually faint. They have a genetic disorder called myotonia congenita that causes skeletal muscles, especially in their hindquarters, to contract, hold and then slowly release, when the goats are startled or scared. Episodes are painless and the goats remain awake until the stiffness passes. This inherited trait leads to an overall increase in muscle mass so that the goats are very muscular when compared to other breeds of similar size.

Mini Silkies are primarily a pet and show breed. They make wonderful pets because they are intelligent and have a calm, gentle temperament and their small size makes them easily transportable in a dog crate. These goats are not able to jump due to the myotonic disorder, so keeping them confined is fairly simple. Extreme coated Mini Silkies have lustrous, long draping body coats, eye concealing bangs, muffs on their cheeks, beards and abundant neck and chest hair.

All Fainting Hearts Mini Silkies are microchipped and disbudded. The herd has also been tested negative for Caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV), Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL) and Johne’s diseases. Additionally, the bucks imported from Virginia, USA are free from Tuberculosis and Brucellosis.

All of our Mini Silkies are registered with the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat Association.

Linda DeVerno

Owner and Breeder

Linda started Fainting Hearts Farm in 2015 by importing two bucklings from Sol Orr Farm located in the state of Virginia, USA. Recently retired after working for the federal public service for 30 years, Linda has a background in genetics, microbiology and molecular biology. Breeding Mini Silky Fainting goats has become an enjoyable retirement project. Linda also spends her time quilting, making fibre art, raising laying hens, horseback riding, driving her miniature horse named Peekaboo and competing in dog agility with her four Shetland Sheepdogs. She has even taught her goats how to play on the dog agility equipment.

Contact

Fainting Hearts Farm
10825 Blaine Road
Mountain, Ontario, K0E 1S0
(613) 989 - 1569
ldeverno@gmail.com