Welcome to the Circle H Fainting Farm
UPDATED 21 March 2017
*New addition to the kids*
We are well into the Spring 2017 birthing season! Check the For Sale 2017 page for updates. For reservations or information, please use the Contact page.
We now have a few Certified Premium Myotonic Goats, registered with both IFGA and MGR. This category is reserved for those who readily faint and fall down in a myotonic state. Both sire and dam must be registered with IFGA or another registry. Will have more as we grow. Check Our Breeding Stock.
A personal Thank You from us to all the new owners keeping this breed going strong across America
Hello, we are April and Wes Hardin. Our small farm is located in the mountains of Northeast TN, near the towns of Elizabethton and Johnson City TN. We raise and sell quality Registered Tennessee Fainting Goats. They are also called Myotonic Goats, and are prized and known for fainting or going stiff legged when startled. All our Fainting Goats have tested negative for CAE, CL, and Johne’s disease (current March 2016). Our stock have tested negative for CAE, CL, and Johne's 2013, 2014, 2015, and now 2016.
The Fainting Goat can be traced back to the 1880’s - A farm worker named John Tinsley who traveled from place to place (perhaps looking for work) came to central Tennessee to the farm of Dr. Mayberry with four
unusual goats that got stiff and fell down. It is believed that John Tinsley
came from Ireland by way of Nova Scotia, Canada. After only a year, John Tinsley moved on and either sold or left his goats (one buck and three does) on Dr. Mayberry's farm. Dr. Mayberry began to breed the unusual goats and found that their babies got stiff and fell down, too. Thank you for visiting our site, God Bless.
Please check our For Sale page for updates! All posted prices are firm, but there is a 10% discount for multiple purchases or for Military/Emergency personnel. Contact us using the Contact page for more info.