The Bramblestone Farm 2019 kidding season is now complete and the goat girls had 20 kids this year. Nine does freshened this spring between April 2nd and June 9th with a total of 11 doelings and 9 bucklings.
That made for a pretty busy and exciting spring for us, but all the births went pretty well and we were happy to have so many healthy little goat kids arriving.
Another exciting element was that two adult does (4*M Bramblestone Sun Tea 4*D and Bramblestone Windsong) and their five kids went to live at the Columbus Zoo!
Most of the goat kids were spoken for prior to their arrival, but we have five very well bred kids still available (see 2019 Goat Kids & Sales for the entire list).
The five remaining kids will be ready to leave in about 4 weeks and are all sired by *B Bramblestone Keenan Quinn.
Keenan is the grandson of the ADGA National 2012 Grand Champion doe, 2*M GCH Buttin’Heads Paperclip and the son of CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn. Here’s a little about Keenan’s sire (information compiled by North Star Farms):
CH Wild Wind Farm Tianna Quinn VVEE 89, SG Wild Wind Farm Q Davenport, CH Wild Wind Farm Epic VEE 90, CH Bramblestone Celtic Quinn, 4*M Bramblestone Sun Tea 4*D VEEV 88, 4*MBramblestone Chai Tea 4*D V+EE 88
Full Litter Sister:
5*M SG Old Mountain Farm Davina Quinn
Old Mountain Farm Taryn Quinn EEVE 90, 5*M Old Mountain Farm Taylor Quinn 1*D
Maternal Half Brothers:
+*B SG Old Mountain Farm Cernunnos VEV89 (Elite Buck, Sire to the 2018 ADGA National Best Udder Doe, 3*M SG CH Old Mountain Farm Sunday Drive 3*D EEEE 90), *B CH Old Mountain Farm Keilan Quinn, +*B Old Mountain Farm Keidan Quinn +EE 88 (2017 ADGA Premier Sire, 1st Place Get of Sire, and Sire to the 2017 Reserve National Champion, CuAtLilRedBarn Qwen Quinn).
Paternal Half Sisters:
SG Old Mountain Farm Mizzel VEEE 90, 4*M SG Old Mountain Farm Sirocco EEEE 91 (2017 Elite Doe), 5*M GCH Old Mountain Farm Aven VEEE 90, 2*M SGCH Old Mountain Farm Amethyst VEEE 90, SGCH Old Mountain Farm Tatianna EEEV 90, 4*M Old Mountain Farm Peri G Moon VEEV 89, CH Old Mountain Farm Zipper
Paternal Half Brothers:
+B SG Old Mountain Farm Bold Elk (Sire to the 2017 ADGA National Grand Champion and Best Udder, SGCH Old Mountain Farm Merriment; 2018 Premier Sire and Sire to 2018 ADGA National Reserve Grand Champion, 2*M SGCH Old Mountain Farm Shy Elk 2*D), +*BOld Mountain Farm Endurance, +*BOld Mountain Farm Stalactite, +*BOld Mountain Farm Stag Party
The dam of the first three kids still available is Cuatlilredbarn Pearl and she also has a terrific pedigree.
The first of the kids available is a doeling Bramblestone KQ Cocoa Pearl ($600.00):
Her polled brother Bramblestone KQ Magic Pearl is available ($500.00):
And their sister Black Pearl ($600.00) is also available:
The dam of the remaining two kids available is Old Mountain Farm SisLee who also has an outstanding pedigree.
The first of her kids available is a doeling Bramblestone KeeLee Quinn ($700.00):
And finally her brother Bramblestone Lee Quinn is available ($600.00):
These kids are from great milking and show bloodlines so would make great additions to performance herds (I’m surprised they’re still available). We also test all the adults every year for CAE, CL, and Johne’s (Ohio is certified Brucellosis and TB free) and they have always tested negative.
The kids are so adorable and fun at this age that we hate to let them go, but we just can’t keep them all!
Lisa Stepancic says
I paid $130 each for 3 Dwarf Nigerian wethers from a local dairy (Vermont) this past spring. I was buying as pets, with no intention of breeding, so pedigree didn’t matter – or so I thought. Though they were triplets, there were noticeable differences in their coloring & sizes: small, medium & large. The goat-keeper advised me to give the littlest one “extra attention” because he was being pushed out by the larger ones at feeding time. I didn’t notice that being a problem when I got him home, but he was dead within two weeks.
When I called the goat-keeper after I found the boy laying in distress one Sunday morning, she told me to get him to a vet. When I described his symptoms (primarily a temperature of only 92 degrees) to the on-call vet, he told me there was little he or I could do other than keep him warm & hydrated. Despite wrapping him in a blanket & bottle-feeding him some Bounce Back, he died within a half hour.
The goat-keeper has since declined to offer any advice on the remaining two – insisting that I consult a veterinarian for anything I am concerned about. After doing the research I should have done BEFORE buying the goats, I’ve concluded that they are too fragile for pets. The almost constant worry about their eating something that will cause urinary calculi, bloat or poisoning has taken all the fun out of having them.
I would like to know what you would do had I bought the goats from you.
Hi Lisa, I’m very sorry that you’ve had this issue with your Nigerian Dwarf wethers. I was curious as to how old they were when you got them and how old they were when they were wethered? Also what were you/are you feeding them? We do find that when we have triplets and one is very small that we supplementally feed the small one because the larger ones will push the smaller one off of Mom as they’re growing. So, I’m sure I would have recommended that. I also wonder if they were old enough to leave. I don’t believe that healthy Nigerian Dwarf wethers are too fragile for pets, but there are some practices that should be followed.