Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Does for sale

Well, we have been reevaluating our herd, and have decided to sell some does. There is nothing wrong with any of them - they are beautiful, friendly and very productive - we just have too many! With kidding season coming in some months, and of course we are going to keep some doelings, it's time to thin out some of the older does. I did not have time to get pictures of them today, but if you would like pictures, email me and I can hopefully get them to you within the next few days. So here's the sales list.

Dream Weaver's MoReen - very friendly 5 year old doe. She is a wonderful milker, is easy to milk and produces beautiful kids. Mo last kidded in January (2009) and is still in milk. We just bred her last night to PawPawNin Junior Mint, so she *should* be bred and due for January 8th, 2010 kids. The only thing Mo needs help with are her ears - they're airplane. She is also a 2nd generation mini. Sire: Dream Weaver's PD Leo, Dam: Dream Weaver's Molly. $300

Icthus VML Champagne Kiss - beautiful 2 1/2 yr old doe. She was a bottle baby, and is very friendly but not the kind that wants to climb in your lap. I hesitated to offer her for sale, but I really don't need her. She has a beautiful 1st freshener udder and is easy to milk. She is 2nd generation and has airplane ears also. She was bred to Dreamy-Hollow Lando and is due January 2nd, 2010. Sire: PawPawNin Vanilla Moo Latte, Dam: Dream Weaver's MoReen. $300

Adams Funny Farm Daisy Mae - nice, 6 1/2 yr old doe. She is not the show ring type, but is a wonderful breeder and produces adorable kids. She has a nice udder and is a good milker. She last kidded in February of this year and is still in milk. Her ears are 2/3 drop and when bred to a buck with just slightly better ears than her, the kids ears are wonderful! She is a 1st generation doe. Sire: Artist's Eye FM Cisco, Dam: Adams Funny Farm Rebecca. $275

Good Goats Double Bubble - very nice yearling doe, born in spring of 2008. She is very well put together, has a beautiful body and nice long ears. The only reason I'm selling her is because I have enough other yearlings and doelings out of the same lines :). She is ready to be bred and I could breed her within the next month. She is a 1st generation doeling (75% Nubian, 25% Nigerian). Sire: Good Goats Mr. Goodbar, Dam: PawPawNin Ditzy Doris. $250

Good Goats Amarelli Chicci - this is a pretty, small and cute 3rd generation doeling. She was born in the spring of 2008. Her ears go to the tip of her nose, but the majority of the time she holds them out (weirdo). She is a very small and petite doe. I could also breed her within the next couple of months, most likely, but since she is so small, would want to breed her to a Nigerian to avoid any first freshener kidding complications. Anyway, she is a nice doeling. Sire: PawPawNin Quiet Wyatt, Dam: PawPawNin Vivid Bridget. $250

If you are interested in any of them, feel free to email me with any questions you have -

On another note, the cow saga continued this morning. She would not let down her milk with the milk machine and ended up breaking the stanchion. So my brother spend the next 4 or 5 hours fixing it. We finally got her in, and milked her out. But she still would not let down a whole lot with the machine. So me and him hand milked 3 gals of colostum, and the machine milked 1 gal (we had to finish it by hand, as her udder still has a lot of edema in it). We got 4 gallons this morning. SO, within the past 24 hrs, we have milked 10 1/2 gallons of colostrum! How's that!?! Anyway, I think things might be finally smoothing out with the cow deal ;).

Have a great day,