Tuckori Farm is our family's attempt to slow-down and make a difference in this fast paced world that we live in. Our small farm has given us an opportunity to learn from life and smile while doing so. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Why Choose Tuckori Farm?
Located in central Oklahoma, at the intersection of I-35, I-40, and I-44, Tuckori Farm is a prime location to raise goats. Our farm is just 3 miles east of Lake Arcadia in Edmond and 3 miles south of the historic Route 66, as it passes through Arcadia, Oklahoma. We are nestled on 9 wooded acres of land, with plenty of grass for grazin' and shade for lazin'.
We work to breed and sell high-quality, registered Myotonic (fainting) goats in order to preserve the breed and share our passion for this small ruminant livestock. In addition, we also hope to promote the idea of a small, successful, family-owned farm.
We had twins! Bella had a buckling & doeling. The male is solid chocolate brown with blue eyes and the female is solid black with brown eyes. They were born on October 23, 2015. Bella has been a wonderful mother and is very protective. The boy instantly knew Nitro was his father and would stand by his fence when they were outside. At this point, we plan to retain the female and are undecided on the male. He is so gentle and easily handled that everyone wants to keep him too.
Coco's pregnancy is progressing well. She has added on quite a bit of weight and her udder has really enlarged in preparation for her February kidding. Stay tuned for her pics.
Bella Donna progressed nicely through the summer. Her weight gain, enlarging udder, and increased appetite are just some of the signs that she is very pregnant. According to our calendar, we will be on kid-watch about October 20 through November 5.
In October, we attended the Midwest Myotonic Goat Show in Okmulgee, OK this year, not to show but to learn more about myotonic goats, represent our farm, and meet and support other local goat breeders.
Spring and Summer 2015
In May, we decided to breed Bella Donna with Nitro for fall 2015 babies. We are optimistic that Bella is pregnant and hope for at least one healthy fall kid, which will be the first born here at Tuckori Farm. Stay tuned with this exciting news, as everyone enjoys watching the new kids bounce around the farm.
In August, we found some good prairie grass hay in the nearby town of Chandler, Oklahoma. Cayman enjoyed riding on the trailer as we loaded the hay.
In September, we bred Coco with Nitro. Now we believe that she is pregnant and due in mid-February. We will keep you updated on her status.
Fall and Winter of 2014
Until we sell our first goats, we opted to build and sell decorative pallet wood furniture. Thank the good Lord we were blessed with so many pallet-wood sales that we were able to cash-flow the purchases of our first two bucklings AND run water lines to the barn (finally). We can never forget our loyal customers who helped initiate our farms success. Thanks again!
Tuckori Farm still sells farm fresh, free-range eggs from our chickens and Myotonic Goat stickers to show your support for the farm and the breed.
Most farms have a method for choosing the individual names of the animals in their herd. See if you can guess the underlying theme for choosing our goats' names. Send me a comment with your answer, and if its correct, I'll send you a free Myotonic goat sticker!
COCO FAINTED !!!!
About the Myotonic Goat...
A Myotonic goat is a breed of domestic goat whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat is startled. This characteristic is caused by a hereditary genetic gene called myotonia congenita. When startled, younger goats will stiffen and fall over. Though painless, older goats learn to spread their legs or lean against something when startled, and often they continue to run about in an awkward, stiff-legged shuffle or gait. The goats do not truly "faint", as they never lose consciousness because of their myotonic condition. They remain fully conscious and have no lasting effect from the faint.
Myotonic goats have many other names, including Fainting, Tennessee meat, Nervous, Stiff-leg , Wooden-Leg and Tennessee Scare Goats. Because they are smaller and easier to care for than the larger breeds, they are great for smaller farms. They are raised as pet or show animals because they are friendly, intelligent, easy to keep and quite amusing.
Slightly smaller than standard breeds, myotonic goats are generally 17 to 25 inches tall and can weigh anywhere from 60 to 170 pounds. Bucks can be as heavy as 200 pounds. They have large, prominent eyes in high sockets and come in a variety of colors. Their hair coat can be short or long, with some producing a great deal of cashmere during colder months. Common coat colors are black, brown and white; however, there are infinite combinations and unique patterns are often highly sought after.
At this time, the fainting goat is on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Conservation list; officially declaring the fainting goat a rare breed and thus placing them on their "watch" list. There is thought to be around ten thousand of these goats in the world. Over the last twenty years the fainting goat's numbers have increased partially due to the many registered Myotonic breeders that exist.