B & C Kikos
Quality Kiko Goats
 

B & C Kikos , aka Cherie & Bill, have been raising Kiko goats since 1999, when we bought our first Kiko goats to keep our horses company! Fifteen years

three businesses, and literally thousands of goats later, we find ourselves settled in East Tennessee raising breeding stock and meat goats.

And we still love it!

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Why Kikos?

Kikos are known for their parasite resistance, excellent mothering skills, aggressive foraging abilities, rapid growth and solid, healthy hooves.  Goats that do not exhibit those characteristics are removed from our breeding herd.

We keep careful records of b
irth weights, number of kids per litter per doe, progress weights at 30, 90, and 150 days, and compute EPD’s (Expected Progeny Differentials) for each doe, every year. 

We deworm our goats only as needed, using the FAMACHA method. 

We also make note of the intangibles, such as mothering ability, ease of kidding, frequency of foot trimming and deworming required. 

These records help us decide which lines continue to exemplify the Kiko ideal, which lines are best suited to carry on those genetics, and which lines are failing to measure up.
 

These figures are available to buyers on request.  Although we have seen that such figures can vary widely from ranch to ranch depending upon management practices, keeping good records gives us an accurate picture of how each goat on our ranch is performing, compared to our ranch average.

We feel that only through the use of good record-keeping and rigorous culling can we continue to meet our buyers’ expectations for quality breeding stock and starter herds.


Here is an interesting illustration about how Kikos browse (eat brush.)  The leaves at the top of trees and bushes are not only more tender (and probably taste better) but there are no parasites up there for the goats to ingest!

Goat selects a sappling and puts her feet high on the trunk.

She continues walking "up" the trunk until the sappling bends and topples over.

She walks a little further and reaches the treetop that was previously 8-10 feet tall and out of her reach! YUM!


Thank you for visiting our website.  We hope you find it informative and helpful in your search for “the perfect goat.” 

Feel free to browse our pages periodically, as we try to keep our catalog updated as the availability of stock changes.  If you have any questions, please click on Contact Us above.

Cherie & Bill




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