So I wrote out this whole big huge thing and then the computer rebooted before I could post - AGHHHH! So here is the deal. I have been talking to a Nigerian Breeder in Montana - real nice lady!! Her and her husband have been looking to move to Washington and what not and hubby had mentioned to her that she should prorobly sell off her goats (has only been into breeding about a year like me) and that once they get the land - she can start over. Well like any of us, she does not want to give them up. She has sold a few off, but she really wants to keep the rest. So, she sent me an email today asking if I would call her immediately she had a something she wanted to run by me (I had no idea they were looking to move or sell out). She offered to let me "take" her herd until they get settled and what not. This floored me that she thought enough of me to ak if I would like to be a part of this. I have been wanting a few more goats, but didn't think that I would do it till after all the kids are sold, let alone this year. She has 4 does (all in milk and milkable if I want to continue milking) 3-4 bucks, and 4-5 kids (might sell a couple before they come to the ranch). She mentioned that for all intents and purposes they would be "mine" while here and that we would transfer the registrations to my name for herd name. What types of things would YOU want to see in a contract for something like this? What would your concerns be? Here are things that have already been discussed and agreed would happen : - goats would be transfered to my ranch - I get to selct breedings inregards to which doe with which buck (mine and hers) - goats will stay with me minimum 1 breeding cycle - I decide who can be sold as registered and who needs to be sold pet or wethered. - I can use her bucks on my does and vice versa - ALL goats must be CAE, CL, and Johnes tested prior to coming to my home.k I am really excited about the possibility of new lines and what not that will belong to me. Would you ask for "rent" or for her to supply hay or would you not since you will be breeding? We have not discussed the issue of selling of kids or who they would belong to - but she was the one to say that we would transfer the goats to my name so that the kids would have my herd name. What do you all think? What other stipulations / questions / or things would you want in the contract? Thank you all!