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Goat Weathervane – Leaping

Leaping Goat Weather Vane


The Leaping Goat Weathervane featured above was designed to convey the frisky nature of these animated creatures in a classic Black Forest style. Our customer’s wife had immigrated from Switzerland and she had fond memories of the Black Forest signage found in his homeland. As a gift for her, he had us create the stylized Goat sculpture piece which he then attached to a custom made sign near the entry to their home. It was crafted in copper with optional gold leaf on its horns, mane, beard and tail. The goat is copper and the hillside is brass. Our customer also requested the addition of Columbine flowers to the rocky outcropping and had us apply optional gold leaf to the flowers and flower buds. The goat has custom brown glass taxidermy eyes to give a more lifelike appearance. The price includes a copper or copper and brass leaping goat, hillside and flowers. Eliminating the flowers and/or the hillside can reduce the cost.

In addition to this Billy Goat Weathervane we also offer a number of other goats and sheep, including Alpine, Nubian and Mountain Goat Weathervanes. If you have a particular breed of goat, such as Nubian, Pygmy, Dwarf, Angora or Cashmere, etc. we would be happy to work with you to create a weather vane based on your particular breed. We have even had customers include the name of their farms on the Weathervane and write it off as an advertising expense!

The French-Alpine is a breed of dairy goat that originated in the Alps. The goats of Alpine type that were brought to the United States from France had been selected for greater uniformity, size, and production than was true of the goats that were taken from Switzerland to France. These are hardy, adaptable animals that thrive in any climate while maintaining good health and excellent production. The domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) is a subspecies of the wild goats of Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. Goats are members of the Bovidae family and closely related to sheep, with both being in the goat/antelope subfamily Caprinae. One of the oldest domesticated species, for thousands of years goats have been used worldwide for their milk, meat, hair, and skins. In the last century they have also gained some popularity as pets. The domestic goat’s most often seen color is of an ivory hue, and the rarest colors are of a cyan hue. Female goats are referred to as ‘does’ or ‘nannies’ (or, less frequently, as ‘mishas’), intact males as ‘bucks’ or ‘billies’; their offspring are ‘kids’. Castrated males are ‘wethers’.