Sale Terms

We maintain a closed herd. We maintain the right to keep any kid at any time. All animals are sold on "breeders terms" meaning we may ask for stud service back, right of first refusal, etc on an individual basis.

The buyer is responsible for payment of the following:

  • Health certificate and vet check
  • Cost of any extra blood tests that your state may require
  • Shipping from TF Green, Providence, RI $15 gas price, Boston MA $100
  • Kennels (We recommend having them shipped directly here from Petsmart or Jeffers.)

A $100 non-refundable deposit will secure the reservation of your future breeding choice or an animal already born. We recommend that you make several choices if you are reserving unborn kids. We are not a custom order operation. Your deposit will last 2 years, or by arrangement according to your specific circumstance. Sales are not final until the buyer has paid in full. Rosasharn reserves the right to retain any reserved animal for any reason at anytime until animal is paid in full. If this is done, payments will be refunded. All animals must be paid for in full before leaving.

We sell animals that are healthy and sound at the time of transfer. We cannot guarantee that they will mature as you or we would expect. We cannot guarantee their mature conformation, stature, udder attachment, show ability, quality of their offspring, etc. There are many factors involved in the development of an animal including life-long management (feeding, health care maintenance, parasite control, housing, breeding, stress, etc). We cannot take responsibility for how a kid you purchase from us ultimately matures.

We do not guarantee that a purchaser will like an animal they purchase from us. An animal represents a genetic package. We are not under obligation to take any animal back once it has left the property.

If a buyer wants to see an animal before purchase, that’s wonderful. We encourage people to visit the farm and choose the animal for themselves. For long-distance purchases we will do our best to realistically represent the animal with photos and descriptions. All sales are final.

Building A Herd

Ideally, everyone would purchase a full grown animal with mature offspring to judge from. This is rarely, if ever, possible. Though we breed our goats for the best progeny, not all animals meet our expectations. Sometimes this is obvious at an early age and the animal can be culled. However, sometimes it becomes apparent as the animal matures, or only when the animal's offspring are born and mature. Goat breeding is partly a crap shoot: there are no guarantees. The younger an animal is when purchased, the more uncertainty accompanies it. We are selling genetic potential. The animals we sell represent more than the animal you purchase. That goat represents the combination of genes from our herd which you are choosing to ad to your herd. There is no telling how these genes will blend with yours. Occasionally we sell mature animals, bucks or does, after they have produced offspring. Obviously this is the most low-risk purchase, but still, there is no way to predict how these genes will blend with their chosen mates. Every breeding is a gamble. Sometimes genes from two outstanding lines do not blend favorably. This is a chance you take.

In addition, building a herd type takes time. First fresheners may show beautiful udders that stay that way, but only time will tell if they stay that way. Sometimes a doe takes time to blossom, and discarding her at a young age may be premature. Goats take several years to mature, so patience is often the best tool when making breeding decisions. Ultimately, the proof of any buck is a number (at least 1/2 dozen) of his daughters (out of different dams) when they are mature, with udders full of milk. The prettiest buck can be totally worthless if his daughters are trash.

We, too, have purchased expensive animals sight unseen. Some times we’ve won (Tom Thumb) and some times we’ve lost. Several years ago we purchased an expensive buck from across the country. We had high hopes for him all around. He never matured as the show goat we wanted. AND We lost more than a year's worth of doe kids in our breeding program because his daughters didn't have the body conformation we had started with in their dams and upon freshening. TWO years later, many proved to have had poor udder attachments. That’s life! we understood that any animal is an unknown genetic package. Even though HE came from a line of superb milk and show goats, he did not prove himself here. We accepted that he was not show quality. We got rid of him when we saw a whole cohort of his daughters (6-12) from different dams after freshening. We will not insult or degrade the breeder–one can never predict exactly how animals will develop or how genes will blend. We always take a chance on every animal, every new breeding.

If we sell breeding stock that proves to be infertile (backed up with a Vet or AI collector’s detailed report for verification) we may feel an obligation to replace it with our choice of something comparable, depending on availability. We will require the infertile animal’s certificate of registration to be turned over to us for the replacement.

Right to Veterinary Examination

A purchaser has the right to a full veterinary examination at his/her expense on any animals to be purchased. We are not responsible for the health of any animal purchased from us beyond 24 hours from the time it leaves the farm, under most circumstances. Should we be presented with a Vet's official statement that the animal in question had a congenital, or another underlying condition prior to transfer, we will do we can to reach a satisfactory outcome for all parties. We will not claim responsibility for illness, damage or death as a result of shipping. Accidents happen.

We do not accept responsibility for lack of conception in breedings involving the use of semen purchased from us. All semen sold by Rosasharn has been collected, processed, stored and shipped professionally. Conception rates depend on the continued storage, handling and skill of the inseminator.

If you would like to reserve an unborn kid, we expect a non-refundable deposit of $100 to hold your place on our list. Upon notification of availability of any animal reserved from us, immediate payment of $100 must be sent to hold the animal. We will only hold an animal for two months without payment in full. After that time, without further payments,or exception, the animal will be offered for sale to others and you will forfeit your payments. If the animal is not transferred at the agreed upon time, a boarding fee of $5.00 per day may be applied.

We accept cash, checks, money orders, and cash-funded PayPal. Any fees assessed on any payment are the responsibility of the purchaser. To avoid being charged any PayPal fees, please use a bank account or PayPal balance as your funding source.

All animals must be paid in full to leave Rosasharn farm. All expenses (including board, vet and shipping) must be paid before an animal is shipped.

We reserve the right to keep any kid for any reason at any time. If we do we will offer you a comparable kid or your money back. We reserve the first right of refusal on all bucks sold if they are offered for resale. We reserve the right to 25 straws of semen from any buck sold for the cost of collection and processing only.

Please print the agreement from this site, sign and send it to Rosasharn Farm with your initial payment. Thank you.

Rosasharn Sales Agreement