The Bagot Goats at Odds Farm Park had a bumper week last week with plenty of new additions to the herd.
Seven year old Desiree gave birth to the first Bagot Goat kid of the year born on Monday 29 June. On Wednesday 1 July five year old Matilda also gave birth to a cute baby boy and Matilda’s sister Milly gave birth to an adorable baby girl on the same day. Delphine, who is also the mother of Matilda and Milly, gave birth herself to boy and girl twins on Thursday 2 July, making her a grandmother and mother in the same week! Plus on Thursday 2 July, seven year old Diantha and Dominica both gave birth to a girl. All the mums are very proud and they are looking after their beautiful new babies really well.
Children can see the Bagot Goats up close as they are kept indoors for a week or so before they go out to play in the fields this summer. We hope to keep one or two of the female kids here at the farm to join our herd.
Bagot Goats are classed as ‘Endangered’ on the Rare Breed Survival Trust Watch List, making them just as rare as the Orangutan or Sumatran Tiger. With less than 200 breeding Bagot Goat nannies left, all of Odds Farm Park’s Bagot Goats are part of an active breeding programme. Having Bagot Goats at this children’s farm, enables kids on a family day out to see these very special and rare goats. Altogether, Odds Farm Park has 7 breeds of goats for children to see around the farm and meet in the fun Goat Show which will be on later in the year. Very entertaining!
Odds Farm Park is a children’s farm offering a great family day out. It is easily reached from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, West London, North London and Oxfordshire. Just minutes away from Junction 2 of the M40. To plan a family day out, visit www.oddsfarm.co.uk