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San Clemente island Goats

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San Clemente Island Goats (SCIG) are the central show piece of Saffron and Honey Homestead. With less than 1700 left worldwide as of the 2021 census, this critically endangered breed is often difficult to find. The fact that we were able to collect the little herd we did - all about the same age and with diverse genetics - was an amazing string of luck. Even luckier, we were able to find all of them in a year where not one, but two members of the San Clemente Island Goat Breeders were doing trips to New England to allow for transport. 

The San Clemente Island Goat is often described as "deer like" due to a build that is often more delicate looking than other goat breeds. Both sexes have horns, but they vary greatly in appearance. In general, San Clemente goats have a dark brown or black front half, and a tan back half with a striped face. A wide variety of shades exists, however, with everything from a brown so pale is has been described as "cream" or "white" to a variety of red-browns.  Our own Saffron began life as a beautiful, burgundy red and now is almost completely dark brown with a pale belly.

SCIGs are a handy, medium sized goat - perfect for homesteading. They are a slow growing, goat that can often retain their delicate, fragile, kid-like appearance for at least the first year. The females will reach around 50-70 pounds, with short hair, delicate back-sweeping horns and - occasionally - a single curly chin lock. Males will get much larger, reaching their 110-130 weight around 4 or 5 years old. They are often shaggier and wilder looking than the ladies and sport impressive, curled horns and a giant, shaggy beard.

San Clemente Island Goats have been bred for both dairy and meat purposes. Recent research has also begun into the use of SCIG cashmere, which would make them a tri-purpose goat! Not counting the ability of any goat to strip an overgrown landscape in record time!

We currently have two bucks and five does at Saffron and Honey Homestead. We home to have many more in the future, both for breeding and education. For those interested in raising endangered heritage breeds, we offer both sales, and referrals to other breeders if we are unable to accommodate your needs. We also offer advice on housing, feed and follow up care if you have questions.

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And of course you can  Contact Us with questions!

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