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HIDDEN MEADOWS CRYSTAL MAJESTY - aka "Paco"
Registration # N1618920
Birthdate: 4/11/2012
G6S Normal by test
Alpha s1 Casein: B/B

2015 LA: 89VVV

2016 LA: 88VVV (very much in rut)


"Paco" has traveled a great deal in his life. Born in Oregon, he lived in Texas with Jean Baugh for a bit, then came to North Dakota when our friend Endine Karges expanded her herd with a group of Jean's goats. That's when he acquired the nickname of Paco.

He's big and strong but has a lovely attitude and presence. One of his kids (Popcorn) came north from Texas and her mother Cherry.
Popcorn now has a kid of her own in another North Dakota herd and Paco kids are popping up around North Dakota.

Paco has kids across North Dakota. You can see his daughters from Mony in the 2015 Kids section. We've repeated that breeding for 2016, as well as putting him in with Star and Shekel. In 2017 he was visiting a friend's herd, so is only bred to Shekel.

See his pedigree at:
http://adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=N001618920




Paco's standing by the gate to the doe corral; flirting with Mony. You can see he'd like some privacy.
OLD*GLORY ATLAS
Registration # N1667085
Birthdate: 12/22/2013

2015 LA: 84+V+
2016 LA: 88VEV
(very much in rut)
G6S Normal
Alpha s1 Casein: A/B

Photo taken in September, 2013.


Atlas comes from strong milking lines and gives that strong, long stature and fabulous type. He provides boning and lovely, sharp withers. The Linear Appraiser called him an "outstanding" young buck, despite the fact he would only stand coupled up and ready to mount.

Atlas was a bonus kid bred in Texas just prior to his dam's purchase and trip to North Dakota. He and his triplet brothers came out large and ready to impress. I took one look and fell in love, but at the time - didn't think I'd be keeping bucks on the place. I love his wide stance, size and head. His kids have those long, elegant ears.
 
When he and Paco joined the herd in September, 2013, Atlas was all shaggy and ready for another North Dakota winter. That's fine by me. He gets along great in the cold.

It's hard to get a photo of Atlas where he isn't showing off all his masculine glory. In 2015 he produced eight kids from three does: one buckling and seven beautiful doelings. Their heads and ears are simply stunning. He produces long, straight kids with plenty of strength and boning. His first daughter that I freshened (Shekel) at 13 months of age kidded easily with twins and is easy to milk with higher production than her dam.

His 2016 kids crop (2016 Kids) was another nice group. We've bred Atlas to most of the herd for 2017. So far, they're beauts.

See his pedigree at:
http://adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=N001667085


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he bucks below don't live here, but have influenced our herd.

KASEY'S KIDS DL DOCTOR DANDY
Registration # N1617688
Birthdate: 2-18-2012

Dandy is a dandy boy! Look at that profile and his ears. He's got a wide stance, great depth of body, and just plain exudes strength. With a sire like Lakeshore Farms Doctor Luke, this guy has a lot to live up to - but he's off to a great start. His kids come out with a definite Dandy look.

Born in Connecticut, he worked as a herd sire in Texas, then came to North Dakota in the fall of 2013. This photo was taken as he stepped out of the trailer.

See his pedigree at:
http://www.adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=N001617688
HONEY FLATTS HOT SHOT CHARLIE
Registration # N1468318
Birthdate: 12/31/2008

Though Charlie is no longer on this earth, his daughters and their progeny are producing thousands of pounds of luscious milk in herds throughout this region with wonderful udders, great strength and beautiful temperments. His sons reflect Charlie's stature and strength with a quiet gentleness that is great to have in the barn.

See his pedigree at:
http://adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=N001468318

HARNER INSPIRATIONS RAJ
Registration # N1592076
Birthdate: 3-22-2012
2012 LA as Young Stock: ++V+

When we first purchased foundation does Money and Izzy, I could see how they complemented each other. It became a goal of mine to someday breed one's does to the other's buck.

In order to realize my goal - I decided to keep a 2012 buckling from Izzy to breed to the 2011 does from Money. I bred those young ladies a couple of months earlier than I normally would, so I could then sell Raj and let him work in another herd.

Seeing the results - I'm glad I made that choice - especially since Izzy died after the breeding. Raj's babies keep Izzy's genetics alive in my herd.

You can see his pedigree at:
http://www.adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=N001592076