Posted by Chris & Mathilde Stuart on Sunday, September 28, 2014
Yesterday, for the first time, we saw two
“golden” wildebeest in the flesh, free-ranging with a herd of normally coloured
Blue Wildebeest, on a game farm close to our Karoo
home. Although we still are against the commercial breeding of these colour
morphs we have to admit, for the first time, that if, then the “golden”
wildebeest does get a few plus points.
Unlike the white Springbok and Blesbok they look robust and yes, they
are handsome. But we still wonder when the insane prices being paid for these
colour morphs will fall, or collapse? We
also feel that this new trade in game breeding should not be called game
farming but the breeding of oddities for, at the moment, an insatiable market.