It seems impossible, but it’s nearly time for our 2014 Nigerian Dwarf kids. I’m very excited because it’s the first year that we’ve had our own herdsire (Old Mountain Farm Field Mouse – aka Mighty), and he’s been bred to the first four of the does in the table below. In addition to having a great pedigree and conformation (which you can see here), he’s naturally hornless (polled) and his kids could be naturally hornless too. Hopefully, that means that we’ll have many fewer baby goats to disbud since no one enjoys disbudding baby goats. Long ago, it was thought that breeding polled goats brought greater risks of producing sterile goats; however, thankfully most know that’s a myth and the popularity of polled goats is increasing rapidly.
Mighty was GCH junior buck and RGCH buck in the only show we took him too, did very well in linear appraisal, and has a great temperament (I think he enjoys showing off) so I’m really looking forward to seeing his first kids. I was hesitant about getting a buck, but am very pleased with Mighty.
The last mature doe shown in the table below was bred to Old Mountain Farm Quentin Quinn who is also an outstanding buck (you can see his info here). He’s the buck that beat Mighty for the GCH buck award at the goat show. I hope she produces at least one doe, because I want to keep one!
We breed for great dairy conformation and milk production, so all the does have participated in linear appraisal and three of the does earned their milking stars in both AGS and ADGA while we were on DHIR testing last year (the other two were either two young or joined the herd too late). You can click on the link below the does photo to be taken to their page which gives their linear appraisal, milk production, and pedigree information.
Before the kids are born, if you’d like to be on a waiting list for a kid, let us know which breeding you’re interested in and we’ll put you on the list. We don’t take money for reservations until after the kids are born, at which time we ask for half the purchase price to hold the kid until eight weeks when they’re weaned and can be picked up.