Welcome to Maple Manor Farms of Carthage NC (a breeder of kiko goats) We did significant research on the best low maintenance goat requiring low maintance and decided to go with kikos. We are now hooked. Kikos are classified as meat goats, but also have good milk production.
Maple Manor Farms
350 Manor Rd
Carthage NC 28327
Kiko Goats in Carthage North Carolina
See links on the upper left corner of each page for goats for sale. We are thrilled with the performance of this years kid crop. Averaging with the top 4 kids we have had in 7 years. We
have catagorized 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 assure they are tame and easy to handle in the future.
We joined the AKGA this year, and are excited about trying some of their resources. We FINISHED our EQUIP grant including well for livestock, 1700 ft of fencing, 2 water stations, soil prep, grass seed, and pipeline. Our pastures are looking so much greener and healthier.
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.
- Use the most natural means of raising our goats
- Share knowledge & resources with others interested in raising Kiko goats
- Working toward building a farm that will be profitable and a good example to others.
We currently are members of the International Kiko Goat Association and the American Kiko Goat Assoiciation. 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 IKGAand 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 has voted in February 2016 to accept NKR papers, if the goat is Sire verified by UC Davis. This will make things so much easier for farmers, that have goats from different associaitions.
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 cheesemaking. Gambler possesses this trait based on DNA.
We have 7 goats consigned to the IKGA's Kikofest 2017 Oct 13-14 Crossville TN, but we still have doelings and bucklings for sale. Pictures of ones consigned and for sale are posted on the For Sale links.