Welcome Heart Of Gold Farm - Connie Cramer & Little Bit Of Heaven Boers - Deborah Jones are Kentucky natives and our lovely farm is in the heart of the Bluegrass region. We raise high quality 100% FULL CODI/PCI Registered South African Boers
EVERY GOAT IN MY HERD IS A FULL DESCENDENT OF THE ORIGINAL CODI / PCI SOUTH AFRICAN DIRECT INPORTED BOER GOATS
for are farm's breeding stock improvement programs.
Have a clean and closed herd all shots are up today..... med's given yearly on CD-T's, BO-SE and Warming and (feet trimed every 2-Months).
Our bloodlines are among the best in the country. If you are looking to improve your herd, diversify your bloodlines or are just starting out and want high-quality at a fair price, we're sure to have just the goats for you!
Take a look at our website - it is updated frequently. Contact us if you have any questions or if you'd like to make an appointment to come and look at some of our goats. All goats are sold on a first come, first served basis and we do not reserve any goats without a deposit.
Gabriel and Bandit are probably the hardest workers on the farm - that's why they got top billing on our homepage. They were raised with goats from birth and work hard 365 days a year protecting our goats and Ducks .
Some folks, even some who are selling CODI/PCI goats, seem to have received some wrong information - perhaps from the folks they bought them from.
CODI/PCI is an acronym for the combination of Camilids Of Delaware, Inc. and Pet Center International, the folks who, as agent for breeder Jurgen Shultz, obtained clearance for and imported a load of live Boer goats into the USA from South Africa.
There is no single "herd prefix" for CODI/PCI Boer goats.
1. The herd prefix of the first CODI/PCI doe that I purchased in 1995 was "JJR1" (That prefix has since been reassigned to another breeder).
Her offspring, also full codi, had the herd prefix "KLS" of KLS Boer Goats (me). Their offspring have the herd prefix of whoever their owner was at the time of their birth or, as shown in #2 below, at the time it was assigned.
2. Bull Dog *Ennobled* bred by "PAT" (Ash Creek Boer Goats) had herd prefix "CJR" (Circle R Boer Goats).
3. Bull Dog's grandfather, Tsjaka *Ennobled*, bred by J. G. Van Wijk in South Africa, had no herd prefix - just the live import identification TX630534 I. His name started with "NBBG" (Natural Bridge Boer Goats).
A recent email prompted me to do a very brief search of the Internet for breeders who were marketing their goats as "CODI/PCI". Here's some interesting mis-information I found.
Sometimes correct: "Real" CODI/PCI goats will have "994" somewhere in their pedigree.
That may be true but registration certificates only go back 4 or 5 generations. We are now over eleven generations away from the original Jurgen Shultz "994" imports. Just how many generations can fit on a pedigree so that the "994" ancestors show up?
Fact: The sire/dam of the CODI/PCI goats were designated as, but not tattooed, "994/..." because they came through Jurgen Schulz's South African stud #994.
Fact: All of the CODI/PCI animals received tattoos starting with the characters "TX63" on the flank as part of their importation and quarantine processing. The only place the TX63... numbers appear on registration papers is as the tattoo number or as their name. Some TX63... tattoo numbers on registration certificates were replaced by US herd prefixes and unique herd ID numbers. I can't find my copies of the "old" and "re-issued" certificate - you'll just have to trust me on this one.
Fiction: The CODI/PCI goats were imported in 1996.
Fact: The date of birth of the first codi doe I purchased is 07/30/1995. She was born in quarantine in the good ol' US of A. She was registered with the ABGA on November 11, 1995. Tsjaka was registered with the ABGA on October 4th, 1995.
Fiction: CODI/PCI indicates a specific South African breeding line.
Fact: The acronym does not designate any particular SA bloodline or SA breeder. The goats in that shipment originated from multiple SA studs and, because they had to have ancestors for ABGA registration, their ancestors were designated "994/..." in reference to Jurgen Schulz's SA stud number.
Fact: The ancestors of the "994" goats came from various SA breeders and were designated as "(studded)" in the ABGA registry. Speculation: This may be the point in time when the ABGA started using the designation "(studded)" to indicate a South African goat that was declared to be Boer based on the fact that it was born on a BGBSA "stud". The minutes of the meeting where that was decided seem to be missing from the set I was given when I was appointed Chair of the Rules For Registry Committee..
Fiction: The herd prefix for CODI/PCI goats is "TX994" or "994".
Fact: There is no ABGA herd prefix "TX994" or "994".
One must be very careful when purchasing Boer goat stock based on the statements of the seller. There are many pending court suits in this totally unregulated industry and fraud is almost impossible to prove.
All full blood Boers are South African
SA Stud Numbers
South African vs South African
All full blood Boers are South African
This is not opinion. This is documented fact.
I own Boer goats that are direct decendants of some of the only Boers directly imported into the United States from South Africa. They are some outstanding animals but, then, so are our Boers that came to us from New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.
What prompted this editorial was a "buyer" (looker) who stopped by the other day. As we walked through the pens he was stroking me about what nice goats I had and how there were very few breeders with such good stock. Toward the end of his visit he expressed a real interest in "Huggy". I puffed up like a proud papa and proceeded to explain that she was one of our prime brood does, that she was not for sale, and that she was a Grand Champion full blood. "Now that is one fine goat!", he opined. "What's her bloodline? Is she South African"?
"Well, sir... her sire, African Andy, was a direct South African import. One of her great granddams on her dam's side was born in New Zealand, and one was born in Canada."
He looked shocked. "You could have had something really fine, there", he said, spitting out a wad of 'backy. "Too bad she's a percentage".
I didn't come unglued. I stayed on my feet. I patiently explained to him that she is a full blood and that all full blood Boers were South African in origin. I started to explain the different countries from which these great animals were imported into the United State but he cut me off in mid sentence.
"Listen, mister!... (Whatshername - name withheld 'cause I'm not stupid) told me that some of you breeders would try to pass off these percentages as full bloods. You gave yourself away when you said New Zealand."
Back in the house, after he had left and I had a chance to cool down, I got to mulling over what he had said. I had heard this same kind of thing from several folks new to the Boer industry - just never referencing the name of a "big breeder". I do know that there are a few breeders out there advertising "full South African genetics". I think it's time to set the record straight !!!
OK... let me take you back a few years and interject some history, here. The Boer goats in the United States are imported - all from South Africa.
Some are South African embryos imported into the United States from
Some are South African live animals imported into the United States from
Some are decendants of South African animals or embryos born in
the United States
Only two groups of South African embryos and live animals were legally imported directly into the United States.
A shipment of goats was imported directly from South Africa by J. Ross, H. Haby, Dr. Speck, and J. Lockhart for the original Lone Star Boer Goats that was owned by Rodney Robinson. These goats were usually named "African Axxx" where the "Axxx" was the individual goats name; such as "African Andy", "African Amy", "African Arvil", etc. Many of the decendants of these goats were purchased by KLS Boer Goats (me) along with Mr. Robinson's company known as RMR Boer Goat Stud.
Jurgen Schulz was also able to bring a single plane load of goats that he gathered from several South African breeders. This mixed bag of goats is now known as "CODI/PCI" which stands for Camilids of Deleware, Inc. and Pet Center International, the importers.
There are rumors of embryos secretly brought to the United States in spite of the US government restrictions against such activity. I don't think I'd want to admit to owning one of their offspring, would you?
Except for Mr. Robinson's and Mr. Schulz's groups, note that all of the "South African Boer" stock legally in the United States entered here from somewhere other than South Africa.
Just so you don't think I'm against "SA" genetics you need to know that I own offspring of some of the very few Boers that were directly imported into the US from SA. And I'm very proud of them - but no prouder than of my Boers who's ancestors came through some other country.
All full blood Boers are South African! This is not opinion. This is documented fact.
Boergoats.com will gladly publish rebuttals to this article which are based on documented evidence.