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.