Deposits are no longer available for 2018 Alpine Kids. Check back in the Fall for deposits on 2019 kids. See the following pages for Alpines for sale:
Deposit on Goat Starter Herd
This is a deposit for a starter herd of Alpine dairy goats. All goats are our choice. Please choose the starter herd size from the drop-down menu above. Available choices and prices are:
- 3 Breeding Goats (2 doelings, 1 buckling, 1 wether)
- 6 Breeding Goats (5 doelings, 1 buckling, 1 wether)
- 10 Breeding Goats (8 doelings, 2 bucklings)
Your baby goats will be disbudded, tattooed, and will come with papers so they can be registered with ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association).
The wether is included in the smaller starter herds because you must have a goat companion for your buckling. If you already have a companion, we do not need to include the wether, but there is no cost savings.
For the 10 goat starter herd, we do not guarantee that each buckling can breed all 8 doelings, but will do our best to keep the breeding options as open as possible. We guarantee that 4 doelings can be bred to one of the bucklings. And the other 4 doelings can be bred to the other buckling. We will keep the pedigrees as unrelated as possible.
The deposit pricing is as follows:
- 3 Breeding goats $375 (total $750)
- 6 Breeding goats $750 (total $1500)
- 10 Breeding goats $1250 (total $2500)
Any balance due must be paid in cash at time of pickup. If we do not have enough unrelated goats, your deposit will be refunded. It is not refundable if you change your mind.
Baby goats are ready to go to their new homes at 5 days old.
We will do our best to group your goats close together in age, but because they must be unrelated, we do not always have control over this and you will be required to pay a boarding fee as follows:
$25 per week per goat for every goat over 1 week of age.
Goats must be picked up before 4 weeks of age or the deposit will be forfeit.
There are only a limited number of starter herds available and we will stop taking deposits when we are roughly half way through kidding season.
Important: After you've added the deposit to your cart, please add any important details on the shopping cart page where it says "add a note to your order".