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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False: The domestic fainting goat's muscles freeze for around three seconds when it panics.
Zealand Kiko is also considered a meat breed as is the myotonic or fainting goat" a breed.
"They're on the bus," he said during a question-and-answer session at the Fainting Goat restaurant, his second stop of the day.
The peculiar "Tennessee Wooden Leg" suffers from "hereditary myotonia," a condition that incites its muscles to stiffen when frightened; this can cause the goat to fall over, and is why this bread is sometimes referred to as the "fainting goat." The West African "Pygmy" arrived in America as a by-product of the slave trade and is used almost exclusively for meat production, as is the "Spanish" variety which, in the United States, is bred primarily in Texas.
The Tennessee Meat breed has been developed from the Fainting goat by selecting for larger size and better meat confirmation, and crossbreeding so the recessive "fainting gene" is not expressed.
Adorable things are often most adorable in the middle of a pratfall or a blunder: Winnie the Pooh with his snout stuck in the hive; the 101 dalmatians of Disney's classic collapsing in double splits and sprawling across the ice; Love-a-lot Bear in The Care Bears Movie, who stares disconsolately out at us with a paint bucket overturned on his head; or, the grimmest example of the cruelty of cuteness, the real live fainting goat, which has acquired of late a perverse chic as a pet (bred with myatonia, a genetic disorder, it coyly folds up and faints when you scream at it).
A rare goat raised for meat and as something of a curiosity is the myotonic goat, also called the Tennessee fainting goat, the Texas nervous goat, or the wooden leg goat.
Fainting goat, Boer goat and Meat goat shows are the core of the festival, but visitors will also find a full slate of planned fun, including a pancake breakfast, parade, flea market, arts & craft show, acoustic, bluegrass, and country music featuring Ronnie Milsap and Cowboy Crush, food vendors, and children's activities.
The grounds also have a small geology museum, gardens with native plants, and an animal farm, where we had our first encounter with Tennessee Fainting Goats...
If you know and love a peacekeeper, it's your turn for the hot seat, because peacekeeping is a defense mechanism derived from placating difficult personalities -- personalities I think of as alligators, porcupines, puffer fish and fainting goats.
Some notable breeds on the Conservancy's list include Texas Longhorn cattle, Clydesdale horses, Dominique chickens, and Tennessee Fainting goats, among others.