Shadow came to our sanctuary from a small hobby farm in Tallahassee, FL. After Lukis’ brother unexpectedly passed away, we were worried about his mental health due to the loss of his only companion. Goats are herd animals and do not do well alone, so we wanted to make sure that Lukis would have a friend. After finding Shadow and going to meet him in February 2017, we waited until he was completely weaned from his mother before bringing him home in March 2017.
Shadow is a Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf cross. Nubians are larger milk goats known for their large lop ears and sweet disposition. Shadow is naturally polled which means he never grew horns. In place of the horns, there are two rounded bumps or nubs that you can see and feel on the top of his head. This is a genetic trait that is passed down from one or both parents.
Shadow is friendly and sweet, and will often stand calmly beside you until you give him a scratch on the head. He is also very attached to Lukis, and the two of them can often be seen snuggling together in the field.