Welcome to Boot's Fainting Farm!
**Last Updated: February 7, 2017**
**The photo above is of our beautiful, hand painted, farm sign that a lady from Pennsylvania painted for us (click here to visit her site). The goats in the painting/sign are of our actual goats (Boots, Bluebell, & Tutti Frutti) & it looks just like them! We sent her photos of our goats to paint & she did a wonderful job capturing them. She also painted some Lily flowers at the bottom of the sign to match the lilies growing in our yard.**
Hi and welcome to our site! Our names are Lisa, Ricky, and Brittany Deshotel and we are the proud owners of Boot's Fainting Farm. We are a small, family owned farm located just outside of Ville Platte, Louisiana -- between Alexandria and Lafayette. We raise and sell pure bred, registered Myotonic "Fainting" goats. Myotonic goats are known by many different names including fainting goats, stiff leg goats, nervous goats, ect., but most people call them "fainting goats". Myotonia Congenita is a hereditary condition that causes prolonged muscle contractions when the animal gets startled or excited... which causes them to lose balance & fall over. These goats don't actually "faint" and become unconscious, they just stiffen and sometimes fall over when they are unexpectedly startled. It causes them no harm & it does not hurt them in any way. They will get up almost immediately after falling down. We raised Boer goats for over 17 years (we sold out of them so we could focus on our fainting goats) and we have been raising Fainting goats since September 30, 2011. We are proud to offer some of the best Myotonic bloodlines available. Our bloodlines include Woody Creek Farm in Tennessee, Coyote Creek Ranch (now known as Thunder Bay Ranch) in Florida, & HALR/Autry Farms in Tennessee. We raise strictly black & white Myotonic goats as this is our favorite color. There is just something breath taking about a black & white goat. All fainting kids sold will be registered with the Myotonic Goat Registry. All goats will be sold as pets, breeders, and/or for show only. None of our goats will be sold for meat production. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos of our goats!
How our fainting herd got started:
In loving memory of Gigi Marie Deshotel "Our Lil' Baby".
We will always love & miss you.
*Rest In Peace*
November 4, 2000 ~ October 10, 2012