At present, we have: 16 Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats -
green = naturally polled
In 2012, we had 12 bucklings and 5 doelings born. We sold all the bucklings except Ancho. We kept 3 doelings - Ruthie, Chili, and HollyBerry - and sold 2 - Tulula and Black Dahlia.
In 2012 - we purchased: Trophy, GoldMedal, and Tank
8 Senior Does - and 2012 freshenings
Rhubarb (twins - C-section Mar 28, 12. Ruthie and Rhutroh)
MariGold (single buckling. Mar 30, 12. Rowdy)
Tulip (triplets - Apr 2, 2012. Spud, Tulula, and Black Dahlia)
Cherry (2 bucklings - Apr 10, 2012 Bing and HashBrown)
Casablanca - (2 bucklings - Butch & Cassidy 5/24/12)
Cali (1 male, 1 female - July 23, 2012 Ancho and ChiliPepper) GingerBreadGirl (3 bucklings - July 27, 2012)
Holly (1 male, 1 female - Oct 4, 2012 Hootie and HollyBerry)
1 Senior Doe - we don't breed: SweetPea - (just a pet)
4 Junior Does - Ruthie, Gold Medal , ChiliPepper, HollyBerry
3 Bucks - Bordeaux, TigerTank, Ancho
Today on the 13 girls, we did hoof trimming, udder shaving, and general spa treatments.
Quiz - How can you tell when Cherry is pregnant? When she starts sitting on her butt a lot.
Although these 4 girls are part of a herd, they never forget that they are family. It's always amazing to observe these dynamics; which occurs within the bucks too. Not pictured is HollyBerry, Holly's daughter.