Nigerian Dwarf Goats

 Tested CAE/CL/Johne’s negative March 2015 | CAE/Q-Fever/Johne’s negative March 2016 | Johne’s/CAE negative March 2017

 

Goats are such an incredible blessing in life.  When I was a teenager, it was horses that gave me peace.  As an adult, it is goats.  They are among the most emotionally complex creatures I’ve ever been around.  Their social connections within the herd are incredible to watch, but if you spend too much time thinking about it, it becomes ever so difficult to split up family units and send anyone off to a new home.

Just when you think their social bonds are unbreakable, one of them runs up and t-bones a fellow, causing it to cry out in pain.  Goats are surely an enigma.  I could spend all day out hanging with the herd!

2018 makes our tenth year in goats, and what a wild ride it has been.  Twice I’ve sold the entire herd, only to realize that life without goats isn’t worth living and no other priority is worth giving up my caprine family.

Our focus now is to work toward sustainability, raising goats that hand milk easily and produce well without a lot of external inputs.  I try to visualize what life would be like if we survived off of what we could produce here at home.  That is what guides my decision making with the goats.

We invest heavily in high quality bucks, improving conformation through careful choices while maintaining our core herd of excellent mothers who raise large litters and milk easily.  I get a lot of satisfaction going out to milk now and enjoying the experience with each and every doe.

Scroll down to see the herd, clicking on a name to be taken to photos, pedigree and progeny information.

Does

Prairie Wood Flying Cherub
Little Avalon Forest Raven
Little Avalon Lorelai's Wish
Little Avalon Moon Blossom
Little Avalon Fiddlehead Fran
Little Avalon Blind Faith
Little Avalon Wee Silkie
Little Avalon Penny 4 A Needle
Little Avalon Twinkle Toes
Little Avalon Glad That's Over
Juniors:
AJS Dairy Acres Princess P'nut
Little Avalon Mir I Am
Little Avalon Esme of the Glen
Little Avalon Madame Quistis
Little Avalon Queen of D'Nile
Berry Punk Holler Alley-oop
Berry Punk Holler TBD Pixie

Bucks

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Tall & Small NotUR Average Joe

DOB: 2/7/16
S: Wood Bridge Farm Underpressure VV+ 86
SS: Wood Bridge Farm Understated VEE 89
SD: Atwood Acres FT Calla Lily

D: GCH Tall & Small Lottie EEEV 90 1*M
DS: CH Rosasharn SP Lorquin's Admiral EEE 90 *B
DD: The Stu Sandi Lynn
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Castle Rock Saranghae

DOB: 2/8/16
S: Castle Rock Moonraker
SS: SG Castle Rock Cleveland Sage +*B *S
SD: CH CRF Castle Rock Moon River 3*D +EEE 88

D: GCH Castle Rock Sarafina 2*M 2*D EEEE 92
DS: Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay +*S ++*B

DD: ARMCH/GCH/PGCH Esperanza WS Sara 1*M *D'VG' 87 VVEV
Pippin Hill TBD *B

DOB: 2/28/18
S: Castle Rock Cyclogenesis *B VEE 89
SS: CRF Castle Rock Harvest Moon ++B *S
SD: CRF SGCH Castle Rock Blizzard 1*M 3*D VEEE 91

D: Trinity Ridge RT Sassafras 1*M VEEE 91
DS: AGS Trinity Ridge Rogue Tiburon
DD: AGS Camanna BJ Velvet Hammer