Welcome to the Buckhorn Run Farm Web Site!
Welcome to our web site. We are Barbara and Jack Knapp, owners/operators of Buckhorn Run Farm, located in central Maryland. We are a small, family-run farm using sustainable farming and livestock management practices.
We raise Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats, Silver Fox Rabbits, and a small flock of heritage Chickens.
We can be reached by sending a message with our Contact Us page, or call/text Barb at 443/ 801-3655.
We are active members of
Maryland Dairy Goat Association and American Dairy Goat Association
and American Rabbit Breeders Association
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What's New on the Farm
After 15 years, Buckhorn Run Farm is bringing our goat operation to an end.
We were very fortunate to start our breeding and show experiences with GREAT foundation genetics from Gay-Mor and Tx Twincreeks lines. Over the years, Buckhorn Run has produced many Elite, SGCH, GCH and BIS does and bucks, and our genetics can be found around the Delmarva area and beyond. We are proud of our customers successes in the show ring, milk production and LA scores. We have loved our goat farm, and are very appreciative of
our goat mentors, friends and fellow breeders and goat owners.
It's time for new adventures.
June 15, 2023
We took a long-overdue trip to the National Zoo in Washington DC to see our Buckhorn Run does. Nickie, the zookeeper, is doing a fantastic job caring for our girls and teaching them to do tricks on command. Fedora and Fiesta are 8-year old sisters, and their cousins are 1-year old sisters Wilma and Betty.
May 13, 2023
We took Mason and Poe to the 3-ring MDGA More Bang For Your Buck show today. We didn't win any ribbons, but we had a good time and our bucks looked good. Mason did place first in his class in one ring. Congratulations to CH Bloomfield Acres George who successfully challenged today's champions twice! (George is the sire of Mason, and the grandsire of Poe, and his dam-line is Buckhorn Run genetics)
April 19, 2023
Molly had twins tonight. Ribbon is a cou clair doeling with a wide belt and she's polled. Rum is a reddish brown buckling with a partial belt and irregular star. Their sire is Playboy.
April 13, 2023
Triplets! Latte delivered triplets late this afternoon; two bucks and a doe. Ripley is a dark buckskin bucklilng with a small star (4.0 lb). Ripken is a red/tan buckling (4.5 lb). Riva is a red/tan doeling (4.2 lb). Poe is the sire.
April 6, 2023
A quick and easy delivery this afternoon for Nova, who delivered twins. Remi (3.2 lb) is a light cou clair doeling. Rennie (3.6 lb) is a dark cou clair buckling with a star, tail tip and white spot on his left side. Poe is the sire of these flashy kids.
April 3, 2023
Just after midnight, Luna delivered triplets; 1 doe and 2 bucks. Rita (2.9 lb) is a light red doeling. Rusty (4.0 lb) is a cou clair buckling. Ricky (3.4 lb) is a red buckling. Levi is the sire of this attractive trio.
March 28, 2023 (evening)
Tonight Duet kidded triplets. Playboy is the sire of these kids. Robby is a dark brown buckling (3.5 lb) with a white spot on his belly and a band around his ankle. Robin is a red doeling (3.2 lb) with moonspots. Unfortunately, the third kid was DOA.
March 28, 2023 (afternoon)
Our Honey had twins this afternoon; a buckling and a doeling. These are Poe's kids. Rocco (4.6 lb) is a dark buckskin buckling with a star and frosted ears. Raven (3.9 lb) is solid black doeling. Both kids have blue eyes.
March 27, 2023 (night)
8-year old Fawn delivered triplets just before midnight. Playboy is the sire. The first kid was DOA. The second kid, Reno (3.7 lb), is a tri-colored cou clair buckling. The third kid, Roz (2.9 lb), is a red/brown buckskin doeling with a small star.
March 27, 2023 (afternoon)
This afternoon Millie delivered triplets. The first one was sadly DOA. Ray, the second kid, is a black buckling with a white strip on his side (4.1 lbs). And Rachel. the third kid, is a black doeling with a star (3.3 lb). Both of these healthy kids have white tipped tails, and both are polled . Poe is the sire.
March 26, 2023
Just before dinner, Juno had triplets! Two bucklings and a doeling. All three are solid red in color; just like Juno and Mason. Redd (4.9 lb) is a red buckling with a few white hairs on his poll. Reba (3.8 lb) is a light red doeling with a small star and small white spots on both sides. Rhett (4.0 lb) is a solid red buckling.
March 17 2023
Nutmeg kidded twin bucklings this afternoon! Regis (3.8 lb) is light red with a star (just like his mom). Riley (2.7 lb) is dark red and brown with a tiny star and light and dark spots. Poe is the sire to these handsome guys. These are the first kids for Nutmeg and Poe.
March 11 2023
Our kidding season has begun with Nola having triplets this afternoon. Robie is a dark brown buckling with a small star (3.2 lb). Rona is a dark chocolate doeling with a blaze and partial belt (3.5 lb). And Rovie is a tri-colored broken buckskin with a large star (4.1 lb). This is Nola's first freshening. Playboy is the sire, and these are his first kids also. All three kids are polled.
Meet the newest barn staff; Purrel and Pounce; two young, feral kittens that we rescued thru BARCS. Both kittens are very shy and timid, but are adjusting to their new life on our farm. Our older cat, Dexter, is not impressed.
The National Zoo in Washington, DC is home to four of our Buckhorn Run goats; sisters Fedora and Fiesta (born in 2015), and sisters Betty and Wilma (born this past April). These special goats can be found enjoying life in the zoo's Kids' Farm Exhibit (bottom of the hill at the zoo). Stop by and visit them.
Click here to open the Zoo's Farm Exhibit page and scroll down to see a short video featuring Fedora and Fiesta.
Click here to read a zoo blog describing the goat's training.