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Caledonian
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« on: July 22, 2016, 07:26:18 pm »

I am looking for collars for the goats that I am going to get for my birthday. as it seems now their names will be Scotch and Whiskey, and I would like them to have collars reflecting their names.

I have found this one, that seems nice and celtic, which is something I like.

this one would be ideal with their names, but I would like the two to have different collars (also to know which is which, because I want to train them to listen to their names)

and I love bowtie collars, imagine how cute that looks on a goat...

soooo does anyone have other ideas? or advice for me?

-Mods, I am not sure if this goes here or elsewhere, please move if needed.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 08:14:59 am »

The Glenfiddich collar looks like it was made from that metallized plastic they use for coffee bags.  You'd just have to find similar packaging with a design you like, stitch it to nylon strapping, and add buckles.  It would be easier if you were calling them French Roast and Columbian.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2016, 08:22:39 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Goats for your birthday?
Now that IS splendid!

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 10:14:46 am »

Given that goats eat everyhing I suspect one would eat the other's bow. My choice would be for the first, both aesthetically and if they do start chewing each other's collars the leather shouldn't harm them.

Yours,
Miranda. 
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Caledonian
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 10:19:52 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Goats for your birthday?
Now that IS splendid!

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
we're most likely getting two pygmy's, unless we can find a smaller breed.

Given that goats eat everyhing I suspect one would eat the other's bow. My choice would be for the first, both aesthetically and if they do start chewing each other's collars the leather shouldn't harm them.

Yours,
Miranda. 

this is a good point, that I did not think about...

The Glenfiddich collar looks like it was made from that metallized plastic they use for coffee bags.  You'd just have to find similar packaging with a design you like, stitch it to nylon strapping, and add buckles.  It would be easier if you were calling them French Roast and Columbian.

the etsy page sais it's made from bottle labels..I'm not very good with stitching, though, so I doubt if I could make it myself.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2016, 03:51:54 pm »

Best of luck with the goats, In my my life I have been attacked by a few animals, goats can be stroppy individuals, choose carefully. (Geese, don't get geese, or a Rotweiller or a Doberman, actually stick with the goats, just don't ask in a tradesman unless they are locked up, a pointy headbutt to the gentlemans area can be rather painfull) And the resulting tetanus jabs embarrassing Shocked
 
As for collars. I like the first Celtic knotwork leather, maybe bespoke engraved brass name tags attached.  Undecided


Funny angry goat attack people
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2016, 04:20:50 am »

The bow ties would be super dapper
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 03:41:22 pm »

The leather one is nice; perhaps you could find a local craft-leatherworker and get personalised collars for them.
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2016, 12:00:37 am »

goats will quite literally eat anything they can get their mouth around, so at least make sure stuff isn't toxic or prone to having sharp corners or shattering. inert material like plastic will pass as long as they don't swallow too big a chunk.

like it was pointed out, even if they can't get at their own collar, they will chomp on each others, if there's anything hanging off to get at.

good luck with them, hope you find a couple that settle right in at home!
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Caledonian
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 06:26:17 pm »


This is whiskey...a picture of Scotch will be provided soon!

They are brothers, next week they will be separated from their mom and sisters, and come to live in our back yard.
We got two cheap collars from the pet store for now, but i will make name tags from some gears.
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 02:43:23 am »

They can't eat metal, right?
Maybe you can make some of those metal label tags that were on decanters years ago that stated which type of spirit was inside, perfect, no?
I know you have some good jewelry making skills. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2016, 06:23:25 am »

don't wait too long to get them "fixed"

they can get quite unruly and stay that way, even after finally snipping them.

and the smell, whew!
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2016, 09:29:43 am »

don't wait too long to get them "fixed"

they can get quite unruly and stay that way, even after finally snipping them.

and the smell, whew!

They're four months old now, castration is better not done before 7 months because the bladder is still developing amd hormonal changes might mess up the development. Then, with no lady goats around, they reach sexual adulthood at 1,5 year. Then they start to stink. We do want to wait for a little, because then they'll have time to bodily develop fully. (Eg, get the build of a ram and bigger horns)
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Caledonian
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2016, 09:33:04 am »


And Scotch!
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2016, 10:34:49 am »

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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2016, 01:35:20 am »

Lucky You
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Caledonian
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2016, 11:32:46 am »

don't wait too long to get them "fixed"

they can get quite unruly and stay that way, even after finally snipping them.


I fear for whiskeys temper already. Wee bugger kicked a hole in my favourite shirt.
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2016, 01:17:13 pm »

Cuties, all right, but just being silly goats!
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