mini-Nubians

Junior does: We have retained two doelings for our herd from the spring of 2017.  They are Francine's daughter, Freyja and April's daughter Mayfly. 
Mayfly (May) is a second generation experimental mini-Nubian.  She is 50% Nubian and 50% Nigerian Dwarf.  Our hope is that next fall she will be bred to a lovely higher generation buck who will bring in some great breed character out of a lovely and well known herd.  I have a deposit down on him now. :) I'm like a kid at Christmas waiting for him.  April has been the best milker in my herd to date.  She had a long steady lactation of 14 months as a first freshener.  She freshened with twins (one stillborn) in 2015 and with triplet does in 2017.  I hope May follows in her mother's footsteps and makes lots of lovely milk for us for many years to come.
Freyja is being registered as a first generation grade mini-Nubian.  She is 50% Nigerian Dwarf and 50% Nubian.  Her dam is not registered, hence the grade status.  However, future generations of Freyja's line will benefit from having Fran's lovely genetics.  We tragically lost Fran a week ago, but she was a lovely, deep and long doe.  She had strong legs, a lovely Roman nose, great medial suspensory ligament that I hope she passes on to her daughter and her future offspring, and the prettiest brown eyes ever.  She also had a lovely top line with the nicest rump in my herd.  She was a level headed working girl, and will be sorely missed.


Freyja, 5 months

Mayfly, 4 months

Freyja, 5 mo.

Mayfly, 4 mo.

Freyja, 4 mo.

Mayfly, 4 mo.

Mayfly, 2 mo.

Senior does: I really need to spend some time seriously updating photos and information here.  Please contact me via the contact button on the home page for more information.

April


Moon

April

April

April and Moon

April and Moon
Ugg, I'm such a bad goat poser and photographer.  Bear with me.  This is a really pretty girl, and such a milker!  This is Moon, who is three this year.  She freshened wtih triplets, one of which is Mayfly above.  She is a lovely milking doe, and has certainly delivered this season, starting with giving us three pretty doe kids!  She milks over 4 pounds a day of lovely rich milk, and I hope to milk her through this year.  Her first freshening she milked for over 14 months before I decided I wanted a break and dried her off.
Moon, just over three years.  Milked out.

Moon, milked out.  Her udder is lopsided from nursing a single buck
her first freshening.  He only nursed on the smaller side.  I milked the larger.
It stretched out more from being allowed to get full twice a day.  I hoped the other
side would catch up this season, but she nursed triplets so they kept her udder pretty
empty for the first two months.

Moon, 10 hours of milk, 4 months fresh.  Milked 2 pounds
after taking this photo




Bucks

Mr. Tumnis

Mr. Tumnis

Mr. Tumnis

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