This is a baby goat, a true South African farm goat (Boerbok or Boer goat) from the Darling district, painted in acrylics on canvas board.
South African Boerbokke or Boer Goats are a strong and healthy breed, world famous and already bred in places as diverse as Norway, Texas, New Zealand and Australia.
I love the sight of these Boerbokke! I asked the baby goat’s owner, Karen, about their natures and had to laugh at the answer I received: “friendly, curious, and extremely naughty! No garden, fence, tree or washing line is safe with them around!”
Bambi’s pink lips will gradually disappear and a beard will grow.