MyotonicThe Myotonic goats are often referred to as the Tennessee 'fainting' goats, 'wooden leg' or 'stiff leg'. The stiff-leg name is derived from the fact that, in a startled or frightened state, the goats 'lock up' and fall over and lie very stiff (faint) for a few seconds (a condition referred to as myotonia). Researchers claim that this type of involuntary muscle contraction could build a more tender muscle than a muscle developed by strenuous use. This breed is one of the few indigenous goat breeds to the United States. Although a smaller goat, overall the breed is very muscular and meaty.


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