An Overview of
Our Kids and Kid
If at all possible - we're present for every birth. Once Mom gets to give a quick lick, the kids are removed, given their mother's colostrum, and from then on hand-raised with raw goat's milk - the same wonderful liquid we like to drink ourselves. They're exposed to grain and hay as well. As soon as the kids are tattooed and disbudded (removing horns), they're able to go to their new homes. This is at 7-10 days of age.
Our herd is
tested annually for CAE and Johnes disease to maintain a negative herd. We used
to test for CL and have never had an abscess - but after studying the issue,
we've decided to vaccinate for CL as a preventative measure. On a rotating
basis, and as a cross-check, we test for brucellosis, Q fever, etc. because our
herd is managed where these are very low-risk diseases. New animals are tested
before arriving. We also vaccinate for CD/T.
Our herd is G6S Normal. We tested our entire herd in 2012 and are relieved to know none of our does carry this genetic defect.
In addition, we've casein-tested our herd so we know the type of casein milk each doe produces.
Our kids are handled multiple times a day. With bottle feeding - it's easy to learn individual personalities. We pride ourselves on raising good quality kids with great temperaments and winning personalities.
"Dinera" is the first of three triplets born March 28th to Shekel and Paco.
Dinera has a lovely profile and ears like Shekel. She has a solid, well-balanced body and strong legs.
Dinera will be living in Minnesota.
Her mother is a 2* milker, so Lira could be a 3* if her new family participates in DHIA.
Click here to see Dinera's pedigree.
Here's Bonus Money at one week of age with her friend Happy (five weeks old) looking on.
Cherry "Turnover" is the second son of Cherry and Atlas born March 30th. You can see the drizzle of "icing" down his nose.
He's got all the strength and style of his father with the promise of good size and strong legs.
He has three full brothers from previous breedings siring in North Dakota. Their kids are really nice.
Click here to see Turner's pedigree. (Yes, I've already shortened Turnover!)
"Righty" is mostly black with a white spot on his right side and a bit of white on his right front foot. His brother "Lefty" (also available) has the white mirror-imaged.
The son of Dimples and Atlas, he's strong and broad with plenty of breed character and a winning attitude.
Click here to see Righty's pedigree.
"Gunnie" is the son of Dance and Paco. He's a gorgeous Nubian, but no matter how much we love first fresheners - we do NOT sell their bucklings intact. Instead, we wait for the does to prove themselves.
Gunnie is going to be a large wether. He'd make a great pack goat or companion for a 4-H doeling
Meet "Perry," son of Divy and Paco; born April 19th. He's pictured here at one day of age.
He's a large brown baby with lovely frosted ears.
Perry will be available around May 1st. His horns are coming on slow, so I haven't disbudded and weathered him yet.
"Mason" is Perry's brother. It would be lovely for the pair to go together.
He's a large black and tan baby with a gentle disposition.
Mason will be available around May 1st. His horns are coming on slow, so I haven't disbudded and weathered him yet.
"Trey" is the brother to Shekel and Paco's triplet doelings. The three are extremely close in size and coloring.
He's a sweet boy who quietly goes about his business. He'd be a great companion to either his sisters or another doeling.