Goat Nurses Horse!

Discussion in 'Goats' started by mysticokra, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. mysticokra

    mysticokra Well-Known Member

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    The March/April issue of the Dairy Goat Journal has an article, complete with pictures, of a goat that adopted a young foal. The owner was milking the goat to feed the young horse, but eventually the horse decided to cut out the middle-man and go straight to the source.

    Has anyone ever seen this before?
     
  2. AnnaS

    AnnaS Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen it myself, but I've got a picture of an Arab filly, Babe Azab, who had a goat (a Toggenburg!) as a foster mother. They put the goat up on a table and let the filly nurse. She grew up to be an influencial broodmare and a lot of Kellog bred Arabs go back to her.
    I seem to remember a postcard on E-Bay that showed a human baby being nursed on a goat too! Talk about the universal mother!
     

  3. Eunice

    Eunice Well-Known Member

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    We have a dog that nurses our goats. Then again... we've always suspected that dog was a few sandwiches short of a picnic! She licks their faces and bottoms and they think she's their mother. They follow her everywhere. Rather funny.