Fainting Goat

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A breed of domestic goats which carries the gene for myotonia congenita which causes its muscles to stiffen for 5–10 seconds when startled, which often causes them to fall over (’faint’); they are otherwise completely normal
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Some notable breeds on the Conservancy's list include Texas Longhorn cattle, Clydesdale horses, Dominique chickens, and Tennessee Fainting goats, among others.
At this point I would have been going nuts, and I'm pretty sure I would have passed out like one of those fainting goats that tip over when they get too excited, so it's a good thing I wasn't there.
My wife and I compare these avoidance techniques to the actions of fainting goats.
At Ketonen-Clark Farm, a few people braved the driving morning rain to check out the pigs, miniature horse and fainting goats on display outside.
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It was called Fantastic Facts and contained items as diverse as fainting goats which refused to faint on the show, a 70-year old-man who slept until he was wakened to juggle fullsize banqueting tables with his feet and then he'd go back to sleep exhausted.
I now raise Fainting goats and mini-Nubian goats, Bourbon Red turkeys, various breeds of chickens, mostly Runner ducks, and one lonely miniature spotted donkey.
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