In 1971 we bought Chieveley Serena
and started breeding British Toggenburg type goats with
the Prefix GONGOOZLER because we lived by the Grand
Union Canal in Warwickshire. ('Gongoozler' is a
canal boatman's term for people who stand on the
canalside watching the boats passing; appropriate
as we tethered the goats on the towpath). The herd
name changed to PARCMAWR when we moved to a smallholding
of that name in West Wales.
of successful BTs from previous years can be found here
Being a bit
middle-aged, I was beginning to think about reducing my
goat numbers, but about ten years ago I 'fell'
into Boer goat breeding more by accident than
design. At the same time, I had one or two bits of
bad luck with the BTs, so now I am concentrating on the
Some pictures of the
early Parcmawr Boer cross breds can be found here
Arusha came as a bit of a surprise, so we decided to try to
breed "Kalahari Red" Boers.
Some pictures of our red goats can
be found here
I still have one BT for our milk
supply, so her kids are all Boer X British Toggenburg.
These make useful 'house' goats, having a good milk supply,
but able to breed kids for the freezer or replacement
milkers, depending on which type of male is
used. Castrated Boer X BT males make fine big
animals. In 2005 we
bred a matching pair of these and I became inspired to
try my hand at harness goats.
about our harness goats, go to the next page
100% Boers Macriloda Benita
with kids Delius and Donnybrook (left) and Donnybrook as
a goatling (centre) and Macriloda Jalna, a
100% stud males: Parcmawr Egar (left), Parcmawr Gilgamesh
(centre) and Macriloda Hugh