Little Kai Ryssdal is the friendliest goat I’ve ever owned. Anytime I venture into the barn, he comes right up, and if I’m not paying him enough attention, he’ll start jumping on me. Levi and Charlotte are thrilled that they can pet him through the fence, and even Kit the dog has befriended him.
Kai is half Nubian and half La Mancha. Nubians are know to be loud, obnoxious, and kind of skittish. Our goats are not particularly loud, but they’re not very fond of people either. La Manchas are know to be very friendly. When I took Kai’s mom, Bella, to be bred, I had trouble keeping the herd of La Mancha does out of my car, and they wouldn’t give me an inch of personal space.
I’m not sure what Kai’s eventual fate will be. We’ve sold wethers for meat in the past, but I think this goat will find a long-term home here on the property.