'Fainting' goats on Loveland farm

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KUSA - On a farm in Larimer County, you can find a woman who has mixed her love of old westerns with her love of animals.

Janet Farkas loves John Wayne.

"I think he stood as a great legend," said Farkas, who operates her farm with her husband.

They raise many animals and even have people come in to do practice cowboy-mounted shooting.

"Everything on our farm, and one of our businesses, is actually named out of this book," she said, pointing to a John Wayne book.

She walks past many of her goats and says their names.

"John Wayne, Claire, Chloe, Rio, Gypsy," Farkas said.

She even points out Flash and Dakota.

Sure, the names sound brave.

But then you see the goats faint. Farkas is the proud breeder of the rare kind of animal known as fainting goat.

"It doesn't hurt them, they don't lose consciousness, their muscles stiffen up and they become so stiff they can't stand up and they just tip over," Farkas said.

"They're just a passion. They're just a love," added Farkas, who sells her fainting goats only to people who want them as companions.

She does not sell them for meat.

Her farm even has what she claims is the world's first 24/7 fainting goat web cam.

To learn more about fainting goats and to see that webcam, please see her website below:

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