Posts Tagged ‘2010 Kids’

Yearling Boer-cross Does – ALL SOLD

Posted on: March 24th, 2011 by Tracy Shiflett

Kids are dam-raised and will typically be sold upon weaning at four months of age unless prior arrangements have been made. Doelings may be allowed to remain longer for maximum benefit from their dams, as it may result in better growth and fewer metabolic problems in the future. Some considerations may be made for show goats to be sold at earlier ages for handling; we do not train these kids to halter or lead. We do not take reservations in advance for goats, available goats will be listed for sale when they are ready to go. (more…)

Heidi’s Doeling ~ 2010

Posted on: October 31st, 2010 by Tracy Shiflett 1 Comment

Halloween Day dawned bright and sunny for Heidi’s due date.  She was right on target last year, and looked to be headed that way this year too.  She had been patiently waiting these last few days, and looked much like a beached (but content) white whale chewing her cud in the shade of the hackberry tree.  She spent much of this morning the same way, gradually ending up standing in the shade of the barn.  (more…)

Moon’s Doeling ~ 2010

Posted on: October 22nd, 2010 by Tracy Shiflett 1 Comment

Woo hoo!  We did it!  Our first official full-blooded dairy goat doe kid.  With seven out of seven being born as bucklings this past Winter and Spring, I wondered when our first doeling would arrive.  In fact, I have actually heard from a goat-friend this year that some bucks can be known for throwing high percentages of either buck or doe kids.  Holy milk buckets!  We have had a good ratio from Jack with the Spanish and Boer nannies though, so I wasn’t too worried. (more…)

Video ~ Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?

Posted on: April 29th, 2010 by Tracy Shiflett

When the kids are about one week old, we start letting them go out with their dams into the field for a couple of hours each evening. Napping kids can sometimes get left behind when the herd comes in at sunset. (more…)

Annie’s Buckling ~ 2010

Posted on: April 14th, 2010 by Tracy Shiflett

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Star’s Buckling ~ 2010

Posted on: April 13th, 2010 by Tracy Shiflett

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