Goat coats?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by crocee, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. crocee

    crocee New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Northeast Arkansas
    When I saw this as a link on another website i almost fell out of my chair. Then I got to thinking about all the cold baby goaties freezing their little tootoos off in the cold. I wonder if these could become goat coats. The big people ones are not hard to make and I imagine these are just scaled down versions.

    Whatcha think?

    https://www.snuggiefordogs.com/flare/next
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    because they open on the top (down their spine) they wouldnt work for male goats :p

    I just use small dog sweaters from walmart (around 9.00 or less each).
     

  3. crocee

    crocee New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Northeast Arkansas
    I didn't think about male goats. I was hoping everyone would have baby doelings :greengrin: :pray:
     
  4. shanzone2001

    shanzone2001 New Member

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    Nov 8, 2009
    Dumb question.....What size do you get for the babies? XXS? Or I guess I should ask what dog breed you would compare newborn kids to?
     
  5. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    Here are a couple of the jackets that I use on my kids... I just bought a ton of new designs but you'll have to wait until this seasons kids are born to see the new ones! LOL

    Jess
    Faint-Hearted Ranch
    http://www.faintheartedranch.net
     

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  6. shanzone2001

    shanzone2001 New Member

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    Nov 8, 2009
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    I saw some really adorable coats for dogs at the store yesterday, i think an XXS would work, the bigger kids would need XS
     
  8. crocee

    crocee New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Northeast Arkansas
    Jess those are adorable. Are they privately made or available to the general public? They look super warm and snugly.
     
  9. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    I get some of mine from Walmart but most of my goaty items (show blankets, kid coats and all of my waterproof blankets) I order from Custom Pet and Tack. Her prices are GREAT... shipping is super fast and she offers a ton of color and fabric options. For those that show... I definitely recommend her show blankets they are really well made. :- ) http://custompetandtack.homestead.com/index.html

    Jess
    Faint-Hearted Ranch
    http://www.faintheartedranch.net
     
  10. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Oh my gosh! That is freaking adorable! *squeals with delight* I love that first photo.
     
  11. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    The best and cheapest kid coats i have seen so far are old sweatshirt sleeves. Just cut leg holes and belly holes for boys. They work great. And you can use the rest of the shirt for adult coats.
    beth
     
  12. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I use a old sweatshirt, cut off the sleeve and cut holes in it. The head comes out the hand area.

    I would not leave a coat on them for long. I put one on when they are really small, or if it is REALLY cold the day they are born. I have only used a "coat" once. They can get pretty sick if you leave them on, they they do not get use to regulating their own body temp, they outgrow the coat and now you take it off, they can and more then likely get sick.