2016-7 Breeding Schedule

We are CAE/CL Negative Herd


Does



Noble Oaks NCFaithful Promises

L1651022



Susurrare Salix Sweet Caroline

D1702936



Viking's NB Goldie Hawn

D1621613



NC Promiseland Sharp Cloey

D1561043




Susurrare Salix Abigale Breeze

D1702937



Pure of Heart Starlight Bright




Pure of Heart Moonlite Romance

D1756044



Pure of Heart PH Ice's Miracle

D1756046



Hamby's Symphony

D1763207



Pure of Heart AT Lucille Ball

D1779807


OUR NEWEST ADDITIONS

Pure of Heart Jumping for Joy


Pure of Heart Calypso


Pure of Heart Underwater Coral




Rumhill Acres Jubilee Time


Buck



Blackberry Farms Braveheart

D1772784

 


Blackberry Farms Braveheart

D1772784



Susurrare Salix Atlantis

D1710125P



Susurrare Salix Atlantis

D1710125P




Susurrare Salix Atlantis

D1710125P



Blackberry Farms Braveheart

D1772784



Blackberry Farms Braveheart

D1772784



Blackberry Farms Braveheart

D1772784



Blackberry Farms Braveheart

D1772784



Pure of Heart Finnius Maxximus

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Rumhill Acres RH Jus Templar

Due Date/Birthing Info



 April 11, 2017 Mini Manchas (MDGR/TMDR) TRIPLETS!!!

2 Blue Eyed Doelings & Sundgau Moonspotted Buckling

Doelings (Retained) Buckling For Sale


February 11, 2017 TRIPLET DOELINGS!!

Congrats Sara Kramer & Family

Congrats McKitrick Elementary


October 12, 2016 TRIPLET DOELINGS!!!!

 Congrats Mellerup Family!!



December 12, 2016 TRIPLETS

1 Doeling Congrats Mellerup Family

2 Bucklings (1 polled) Both Sold - Congrats Natali & Family



December 17, 2016 TRIPLETS!!

2 Bucklings, 1 Doeling Congrats Sharon, Mandi & Sara!!!



February 17, 2017 Single Doeling

Congrats Sara Kramer & Family of Melbourne



Due: End of May 2017

Possibility Blue eyes, Blanc/Cou Clair and moonspots



Due: End of May 2017

Possibility Blue eyes, Blanc/Cou Clair and moonspots



Due: End of May 2017

Possibility Blue eyes, Blanc/Cou Clair and moonspots



Due: Mid to late August 2017

Possibility Blue eyes, Blanc/Cou Clair, Red, wattles  and moonspots



Polled/Wattled Doeling


Polled/Moonspotted doeling


Wattled, blue eyed, Moonspotted doeling

GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR DOE/BEST IN SHOW ADGA

MINI MARCH MADNESS


Lamancha Doeling (Superior Genetics)



Lamancha Buckling (Superior Genetics)

Recognizing a Good Dairy Goat - Our goals in our Breeding Program

A "good dairy goat" is not just a doe with a pretty udder or one that milks 4,000 pounds a year. A "good dairy goat" must have a combination of positive qualities, all of which allow her to produce lots of milk, have numerous kids, and live a long productive life. Many traits go together to make a "good" goat, and if you learn to recognize these traits, you'll be able to improve your breeding program and purchase better goats. 

No matter what some-one tells you, no one can look at a young kid and tell that she'll be a permanent champion or have great udder attachment, but you can learn to recognize certain positive traits that does of all ages can possess. 

The first thing that hits your eye is general appearance. Structurally, the doe should have a strong, level top line; her withers should blend smoothly into the shoulder blades (no bumps or humps as you run your hand down her neck over her withers and shoulders). Her front legs should be wide apart, strong, and straight (not curved as you look at them from the side); her rear legs should be set wide apart at the hocks, with a wide arched opening in the escutcheon area. As you look at her rear legs from the side, they should be nearly perpendicular from hock to pastern. Look for short, strong pasterns, not ones that are broken and weak. Does with these positive structural traits should be productive does; they will have the strength to withstand the rigors of heavy milking and strenuous kid bearing for many years. 

Dairy character is also important. A doe should look feminine; she should walk with gracefulness and animation. She should be an "open" doe - her ribs should be set wide apart; they should be flat (as should all her bones) and long. To feel the difference between flat-boned and round-boned does, run your hands down the ribs of a number of does. Flat-boned does? bones actually feel flatter; the space between ribs will usually be wider. The more times you do this, the easier finding that flat-boned doe will be. With more experience, you'll actually be able to pick out "dairy" does from across the barn or ring; they ooze femininity, angularity, and, well, dairyness. 

A "good" doe has body capacity, and you can see some of this potential capacity even in kids. Look for a doe with deep heart girth (more room for the lungs and heart). In small kids, look also for width of the chest floor; a really narrow, pinched kid will never develop tremendous body capacity. When choosing a kid, don't worry about size of barrel as much as body length in general. In older does, look for increasing depth from front to rear as you look from the side. Remember that large body capacity means more room for food and for kids. Be careful, though, not to mistake a fat, beefy doe for a capacious doe. You're looking for a doe with body capacity and dairy character. 

For a doe to milk well over a long lifetime, she'll need to have a well-attached udder. Udders without much attachment tend to flop around, get stepped on, and generally are more prone to injury and disease than udders that have strong attachments. Look for a high, wide rear udder attachment and ideally a smooth, well-extended fore udder. A doe can have a small pocket in the fore udder, though, and still have a functional udder - if she has strong rear udder attachment and a correctly attached medial suspensory ligament. The smooth fore udder is icing on the cake. The medial suspensory ligament is the udder's primary support; if it's weak, the whole udder will sag. Finally, the udder must be capacious (that means large in relation to the doe's size), and when the doe is milked out, ideally there should not be a whole lot of "beef" or "meat" in the udder. The more there is, the less capacity there is for milk. 

Why do you need to know what a "good goat" looks like? Remember, it costs the same to feed a structurally sound goat as an unsound one, and a "good doe" will give you many more years of service, more milk, and more kids, with fewer health problems. However, no matter how structurally sound a goat is, if she doesn't have good management, she'll never reach her potential. So you must give your "good does" a sound program of health care, feeding, and general maintenance, to insure that they live up to their potential.

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