Rush Creek Farm's mission is to promote and provide fast growing, high quality, low maintenance crossbred Kiko goats for breeding and slaughter using an environmentally-friendly, pasture-based, rotational grazing system.
We check teat structure on all kids. Animals with bizarre teats ("glove teats") and fork teats are culled. We have kept back some 4-teated does and are watching offspring for teat structure. Does that have udder breakdowns as adults are culled. Any retained offspring from these animals are closely monitored, and culled if appropriate.
Animals with dental abnormalities are culled (over/under shot jaws)
To be eligible as breeding stock, kids must gain 0.4 lbs per day if a buck and 0.3 lbs per day if a doe at 90 days.