for people who love the littlest dairy goats
on the subject of bucks - what do you look for when choosing a herd sire?
We always look very heavily at the buck's dam when choosing a herd sire, and to some extent the rest of his pedigree as well. Exactly what you're looking for depends on whether you're more into showing or milking; in general we look for:
Now that we've been breeding for a while, we've started using bucks from our own does rather than buying ones from other farms, because we have a lot better idea of what good or bad stuff might be hiding out in a pedigree.
Margaret (Deborah's daughter)