Visitors to children’s farm, Odds Farm Park will be delighted to meet new arrival Floss! Born to mum Africa, Floss is one of a set of triplets and has two brothers – Fred and Frank. Visitors will be interested to learn that she is the first female Golden Guernsey kid to be born at the farm this year and will be joining the Odds Farm Park Golden Guernsey herd.
With between 501-1,000 breeding nannies registered in the UK, the Golden Guernsey Goat is classed as a Minority Breed by the Rare Breed Survival Trust and so Odds Farm Park are hoping that one day, Floss will have kid goats of her own!
Children on a day out at Odds Farm Park will recognise a Golden Guernsey goat by its golden colour, with shades ranging from pale blond to deep bronze. They are smaller and more fine-boned than other British milking goats, and there is great variety in coat length. Being so friendly, children will love meeting them. Golden Guernsey Goats are also very quiet, docile and friendly goats for children to meet on a day out.
The exact origin of the Golden Guernsey is uncertain, though it is believed that they have French, Syrian and Maltese ancestry. They arrived in the UK in 1965 from Guernsey and the first reference to them on The Channel Islands is from an 1826 tourism guide book.
Elsewhere at Odds Farm Park, people on a day out can expect to meet plenty more furry friends in the large Undercover Animal Barns. Combined with a jam-packed Animal Activity and Demonstration Programme, there’s so much to do!
Family day out favourite, Odds Farm Park is easily reached from Beaconsfield, Amersham, Chesham, Gerrards Cross, High Wycombe, Great Missenden and Wendover. For more information, directions and prices visit the family days out website www.oddsfarm.co.uk