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imalilbirdie
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« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2011, 12:09:08 PM »

Now as I stated in another thread about the myotonic breeds, I was always under the assumption that cross myo's do not faint..however, Gyrro's explained that some do stiffen, I do believe if I recall correctly.  So that's a good question for Gyrro's to answer. Smiley
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Candace
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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2011, 05:36:43 PM »

The way she described the goats "faint" didn't sound like what a fainting goat does. I know they are white and she paid a good price for them because of the quality of their fiber.

Even if it had a fainter several generations back, would it faint? Wouldn't the fainting gene be too diluted?

That's what I don't know, just thinking that IF they are the hybrid one, yes, it would be diluted, but it could be there....ya never know.
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Ace
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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2011, 08:06:56 PM »

Myotonia can affect humans, dogs, and cats as well, so, there is a slight possiblility that this goat could have it.
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