In 2000 I got my first goats. They were very 12 high percentage Boer goats. I
had owned cows before but was new to goats. I didn't know of the need to
worm them so often. I didn't know that I had to teach new babies to nurse. I
didn't know that they were so labor intensive. I went to school that summer.
I then bought a herd of 83 percentage Boers that were better but still had
room for improvement.
It was around this time that I started reading about Kikos. I read of their
increased fertility, increased libido, high meat to bone ratio, good hooves,
good motherability, and so on. That all sounded good, but what really
attracted me to the breed was the supposed "extreme hardiness" and
"parasite tolerance." Was it all hype, or was the Kiko really that much
I soon found and bought a purebred Kiko buck form JT Farms of Valdosta
Ga. He greatly improved the next generation of kids and then really
improved them as mothers.
I soon bought several 100% New Zealand does. Wow. They raised their own
babies, and were great mothers. I have been sold on the Kiko ever since. As
the slogan goes, "Kiko-The Hardy Meat Goat!"
Will you ever have to worm or tend to a Kiko hooves or give a helping hand
Sure, Kikos can and do get wormy if overcrowded, and/or if having to eat low
to the ground.
Their hooves will occasionally need trimming. But overall, there is a huge
difference in the amount of care and labor necessary to raise Kikos.
If you are tired of having to constantly baby sit goats, you should try a Kiko. If
you are interested in a hardy, production meat goat, Get a Kiko !!
Hancock Kiko Farm