What a cutie he's been. And a little brat....but then again, he's a goatling. They are all brats!
As you can see, Stormy is already getting his horns. Since the neighbor's other goat is horned, we opted to let Stormy keep his. He will need them in order not to be bullied by the other goat. If I had planned on keeping him, then Stormy would have been dehorned. So horns he got to keep. No so with testicles. He's been banded, so he won't become a stinky billy goat.
My next door neighbor has helped raise Stormy.....in fact he named him too.....and has made this little guy rather tame and friendly.
So I expect that Stormy will do well in his new home. Lucky goat! He gets the chance to live a long natural life. No BBQ or smoke meat future for this little goat.
Oh by the way, his name is going to be changed to Clyde. Since little Stormy doesn't know his current name yet, it's fine if the new owners wish to use a different name. Over time, he'll learn that he has a name...and Clyde is shall be.
People often ask me if I'm sad when a kid, lamb, pig or whatever gets sold or given away. No, not really. By the time I've thought about arranging the deal, my mind has already accepted the fact that this one goes. When I got into having livestock, I accepted the fact up front that some special ones might stay forever, but 99% won't.
People also say, "How could you sell or give away an animal knowing that it might be slaughtered?" Again, I accepted the fact before I got into livestock. So for me it's not a problem.