Welcome to Maple Manor Farms, breeders of Kiko Goats. Maple Manor is owned by Patrick and Ann Dunning of Carthage, North Carolina. We did significant research on the best low maintenance goat requiring low maintenance and decided to go with Kikos. We are now hooked. Kikos are classified as meat goats, but also have good milk production.

THE GOALS OF MAPLE MANOR FARMS

1.   Produce quality 100% New Zealand Kikos and American Purebreds kiko goats that are healthy & have excellent qualities for breeding stock.
2.   Use the most natural means of raising our goats
3.   Share knowledge & resources with others interested in raising Kiko goats
4.   Working toward building a farm that will be profitable and a good example to others.
     

Check out our For Sale pages. We have categorized them, to make it easier for you to look for the type of goat you are interested in.

All breeding stock goats born here will have birth weights, 90 day weighs, 2 CDT shots, a Scrapie tag and a microchip, if registered. We try to handle all kids frequently to try to get them easy to handle in the future.

ASSOCIATION AFFILIATIONS
We currently are members of the International Kiko Goat Association and NKR. All of our goats are registered with the IKGA and several are dual registered with the IKGA and AKGA. Our current sire is registered with all three kiko associations. Click on the tab above titled Links, and it will take you to our Links page. Click on IKGA and AKGA for more details about kikos and the associations. All of our goats are parent verified and kids can be parent verified. We are excited that IKGA membership now accepts NKR New Zealand & Purebred registered goats if sire verified. This will make things so much easier for farmers, that have goats from different associations.

DNA
Genotyping & Parent Verification: Breeders pull about 50 hairs with follicles attached and submit it to the association they are affiliated with. We submit our goat's DNA to the IKGA which uses the UC Davis Genetic Laboratory in California. All of our kids can be and usually are parent verified via DNA. This practice assures customers get the bloodlines they are expecting.

Alpha S1 Casein DNA Testing for goats: This is a test that looks for a particular protein that is carried through the goat milk to kids. Goats with variants of As and/or Bs are considered to have high levels of this protein. This protein is linked to high weight gain in kids and good cheese making. NNT'S Z41 a previous sire, possesses this trait based on DNA.