Lovely and correct doeling. She is a long, level girl with strong milking genes. Her dam is also for sale as I am retaining her other doeling from this past spring. We're a new herd but focused on staying true to proven dairy bloodlines and improving the Nigerian Dwarf as a dairy breed. Even though we don't intentionally breed for color or flash, this little doeling is good looking to boot. Her price reflects the fact that we are a new herd but does not adequately reflect her breeding. Please see our Facebook page for more information and links to bloodlines: www.facebook.com/wildinwildfarm
$200 for the doeling. Will sell with her dam for the discounted price of $350 for the pair. To an approved home only. Can deliver within 2 hours of Portland metro area.
We can sell one or both bred to our buck, Sans Gene K Heart of Oak for an additional $50 per breeding.
Thank you, Brett. Being very new to this, I did not buy for bloodlines but rather because I liked how much the breeder loved her little goats and what good care she took of them. Afterward, I began to realize what I really had and was even more delighted. Their dispositions are so very sweet, especially Capri. I will hate to let Capri go but it was part of the original plan - I just didn't plan to love her so very much. And . . . we have been through a lot together. Her new home, if they take her, will be one where she will unlikely be bred. She seems to be able to fully utilize her nutrition which makes incredibly rich milk but also makes her prone to large babies which was a tragedy last year with only one of four babies surviving.
Spice sounds like a couple of my girls, including Capri who will find a way through anything! She is too smart for her own good, or for mine, and her first-born this year is just like her! That tiny goat (1 lb. 10.5 oz. at birth) is so full of mischief it's a challenge. For my wooden manger with cattle panel sides, I had to put a plywood top on it and raise it to add the hay. I had two (including the tiny one) who thought hay should be eaten from the top, like your Spice.
Capri's first daughter, Summer, is such an incredible milker that I am surprised. She had triplets last year and this year and had plenty of milk for them both kiddings. I didn't milk her (for me) until babies left at four months; she gave me a quart a day from the first day (16 ounces that evening). Next kidding, I think I shall separate babies at night again and milk her in the morning and would not be surprised if I got 24 ounces at the morning milking. Best of all, she is easy to milk and has perfect milkstand manners! I'm going to milk her as long as I can and not breed her until her production starts going down.
That's great that you found a good home for a couple of your goats, especially selling the mom with a couple babies! I checked out your ad and you have some good looking kids for sale, and some great bloodlines. I'm tempted to take you up on the offer based on how well they're bred but I'm focusing on keeping just a few goats to start out and am already a goat or two over my limit. I'm pretty new at this and really interested in keeping a small herd while I learn so I can keep good management and have time with each of them. Thank you again though! (and please do keep her in mind if you end up finding home for your girls - I'd love to see her go to a good local home)
And when I had my blood draw done this year the gal who came out also told me that my goats were in no danger of starving. She was being polite. They are little porkers. I guess their 3pm yelling got them more hay than I realized... And Spice, this doeling I have for sale, has found a way around the slats we put on their feeder to slow down their rush on the hay. She gets on top, where I can't put slats because I put the hay in there. Every day. I put the hay in and everyone gets in their spot, and hers is on top where nothing gets between her and the hay.
Based on the photo, her teats are as big (or bigger) than those on my senior doe, seriously. Based on that alone, I would trade her straight across for any one of the triplets; that you are so close (Vancouver here) would make it incredibly easy.
My good news is that someone is coming to look at my girls tomorrow and, hopefully, will take mom and two babies. Initially, it will be a pet home but I suspect with three children, one showing miniature horses, that there will later be some breeding and 4-H projects.
My goat person was here this week and told me, once again, that my girls are *not* skinny!
I looked at her photo and am impressed with the size of her teats! Even my Summer who turned out to be a terrific milker did not have hers so pronounced. Maybe it is the camera angle, but they certainly seem more prominent than those of any of my young girls.