Registered purebred and percentage Kiko Goats raised for hardiness, meat and pack goat prospects
Kopf Canyon Ranch

Pack Goat Prospects

​​​​ Yes! We have pack goat prospects! And trekking goat prospects!​​​
​Kiko, Kiko/Saanen, Kiko/Alpine, and Kiko/Alpine/Oberhasli
Herd is CAE, CL, Johnes tested negative

Not every doe produces good pack goat prospects. 

Kikos, as a breed, do not have a "standard" for size or conformation like dairy goats do. They are meat goats, not show goats, selected and bred for hardiness and production.

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There is significant variation from goat to goat and breeder to breeder in the Kiko world. In general, Kikos have not been selected for height, so most are shorter at the withers than your typical dairy pack goats.  For this reason, we are more likely to refer to a Kiko as a "trekking goat." They will pack but could be moderate in mature height. If you are looking for a giant pack goat, whose lines are proven on the trail, you might contact Dwite Sharp, who has over 20 years breeding for packing.

Kikos are still "experimental" as a pack goat. The most notable and experienced packer using Kiko in his string is Clay Zimmerman at High Uinta in Wyoming:

"Clay fell in love with the Kiko breed about 15 years ago. If you have ever talked goats with him you already know this. Our first Kiko was not tame, and took four people 40 minutes to corner and hold him in a 15X15 enclosure. But he tamed down with daily contact in 3 months and in 5 was allowing children to ride on him. 
They are NOT the tallest, nor the most confirmationally correct (tend to "very fat" bellys) . They do tend toward shorter legs, but Kikos are one strong breed, must be all the meat/muscle.
That said, he loves them for their tamed down personality. Compared to other breeds the Kiko seems to be the most mellow breed. In our larger, mixed herd, that matters as much as height and confirmation. " (~Charlotte, High Uinta Pack Goats)

We will accept deposits of $100 per prospect. 
Full price on a wethered, weaned prospect is $250.
You must be a member in good standing of the North American Pack Goat Association when your deposit is made, as well as when you pick up your prospect.
You may specify a crossbred preference or purebred preference and if there are not enoughpicks to accommodate, your deposit is refundable.

If you desire a bottle baby, you must be available the first weekend after kidding to pick up your kid.  Very few kids will be offered as bottle babies. Bottle babies cannot be evaluated at this age,and cannot be guaranteed for temperament or development.
Kids reserved as weanlings are socialized early with adults, children, and other animals - dogs, cats, horses, llamas, and poultry.   They learn very important goat skills, manners, and we can see how they are developing..  It also gives us the opportunity to administer vaccines and castrate. 

They must be picked up within a week of weaning. Weaning dates are 90 days after kidding.If you have deposits for several kids, we ask that you 
select kids close in age, within two weeks ofeach other, so that they are on the same timeline. 

An email will go out on the kidding date to the full reservation list, and the first to commit to pickup receives the kid. If someone has made several deposits, they have the option of choosing the next kids in succession without notice to the reservation list to complete their selection.  If after one week, a kid is not claimed by reservation, he is offered for public consideration.

If we find that the kid you have reserved is not suitable as a pack prospect,  by temperament or development, you will be offered the choice of a replacement or refund.

Our kidding season is from March-April.  Weaning is from June-July. 
Please keep those dates in mind and check your calendar when making your selection.
Changing a scheduled pickup date results in a $50 charge. 
If the changed date
is not kept, your deposit and selection are forfeited.


We are delighted to accept the challenge of the breeding experiment to bring Kiko into the packing world, and have begun selecting a percentage of the Kiko herd  for packing traits. We have also added some dairy does to cross to Kiko. If you would like to be among the first to test the trail with the breed, we will do everything we can to support you in your venture. 

Below are the does we've selected from our herd that exhibit the best traits
for packing:

Kopf Canyon Laura "Stilts"

Laura is a purebred 2015 Saanen, twin to Larry the Wonder Goat, our wether (not pictured.)
These are the two you see us walking with. They are coming two year olds.
They have excellent dispositions, are friendly, calm and willing.
If you are looking for legs, this girl has legs! She very tall, with quite a bit of growing to do,
Will be bred for 2018 prospects.

Kopf Canyon Poutine

Poutine is a 2013 Alpine, just about to deliver twins in this picture!
She is very watchful and alert by nature. She is quick to "adopt" other goats into her herd, and her kids exhibit the same friendliness. She has very strong upright pasterns - even at term! She added two 2017 Alpine/Kiko doelings to the herd, much to the chagrin of those that were counting on a 2017 prospect. She generally produces flashy  multicolored kids!

MEW  Grettle

Grettle is a 2015 Kiko, whose legs grew much faster than her body! This is her at a year and a half, and while she has filled out, she hasn't lost her height.
We have lots of Kikos to chose from, but for legs, your best bets are Grettle, Leila, Contessa and Lyra. Grettle is nondescript, but produces the flashiest kids.

LPR Lookout Point Ranch Leila

Leila is a 2011 Kiko, bred and born to  the rigors of Lookout Point standards.  She's one tough goat! Our management style is a bit more hands on, and she has adapted well, revealing a very agreeable temperament.
On the taller side of  of Kiko goats with a frame suitable for packing. She is a natural fit for this breeding program. She twins reliably.

MEW  Lyra Belaqua

Lyra is a 2015 Kiko, athletic and lanky! One of our top performers, producing triplets at her first kidding. She is grateful to offer prospects to lighten her workload. Lyra's kids, even the dam raised are exceptionally friendly and active.

BKR Juno ("Mallow")

Mallow is a 2014 Kiko, retained from our commercial herd. She came to us disbudded (horns removed.) She earned her place in our foundation herd and has not disappointed! Her lines are Shreddear and Peril - some very big Kikos! She has a knack for giving triplets, so any bucklings would be considered as prospects.

KCR Kopf Canyon Patches

Patches is a 2016 Kiko, a triplet doeling from Mallow.  Growing out to be everything her mama is - and better! Yearling picture  on left- current on right. 

HHF Rogue and HHF Corona

Rogue and Corona are Alpine/Oberhasli twins.
This will be their first breeding season as coming two year olds. They are just lovely in every way. 

We may have needed to be more specific...
they gave us prospect doelings in 2018!  Look for these gorgeous girls to be bred in 2019...

Meet  RITA....

Rita is a 2017 purebred Alpine. So correct in every way - it is a pleasure to look at her! She is not at all camera shy...this picture just shows her lines so well!

Meet  WILLOW....

Willow is a friendly, exuberant 2017 Alpine/Oberhasli cross. Still growing - look for her  first prospects  early 2019.

Meet FERN...

Fern is Willow's twin...equally delightful and promising!