Posts Tagged "Jack Flash"

Jack Flash – Registered Nubian Buck – SOLD

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Goats For Sale | Comments Off on Jack Flash – Registered Nubian Buck – SOLD

We have been very pleased with Jack as a sire for foundation stock. Jack is a Nubian, and adds a bit of “flash” with his beautifully marked coat. Originally developed in England, the Nubian goat has traditionally been used as a dual purpose breed for both milk and meat.  We have retained many of Jack’s daughters as our foundation does, and have approximately 12 daughters and 10 granddaughters from him.  His offspring from Spanish and Boer does bring market prices comparable to those of the offspring from our Boer buck.  Jack’s kids grow well, and his daughters are excellent mothers.  You can see some of his offspring on the Market Does page of the website.  Daughters include Hyacinth, Laurel, Camo, Liz, Cricket, and Okra.  Granddaughters include Anjelica, Jalisco, Tara and Seven.  On the Dairy Does page, his daughters include Pumpkin, Helen, and Sweet Pea. We have owned Jack since he was four months old, and he has been raised all naturally in a pasture situation.  This means that he has not been given vaccines or chemicals.  Jack has never had issues with parasites or illness, and he has very nice hooves that are easily maintained with regular exercise and have not needed to be trimmed.  Jack is a friendly goat, and leads well on a halter or collar.  During breeding season, we allow Jack to live with his does, and in the off-season he resides in the 4-acre buck pasture.  It is our desire that Jack will go to another place where he can be allowed to live under the same type of conditions, and not to live in a small pen where he will be confined. Jack is priced at $300.  We will reduce his price by $50 if you purchase Jack along with any of the does that are currently available.  If you are interested in him, please send us a message through the contact form on the right side of the page. Happy Yet’s Flashy Pinkerton Happy Yet’s Flashy Golddust Happy Yet’s Gloria Dawn sire line RU Kiddin Me’s Oliver Golddust AGS# N-59962 ADGA #N001464881 (PB Buck) Happy Yet’s Brave Heart RU Kiddin Me’s Olivia Bright Happy Yet’s Amy Bright Galloping Winds OT8 Jack Flash (AM) April 7, 2008, American Nubian buck ADGA AN1658661 Quality-Farms Jobs Two Socks Tiffany’s 2S BU3 Pepe Le Pew Tiffany’s BV Bug dam line Four Mile PT6 Tassie ADGA# N001431768 Buttercup Acres Tradeline Buttercup Acres Ruby’s Taffy Buttercup Acres Flashy...

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Boys of Fall ~ 2010

Posted by on Sep 3, 2010 in Autumn, Dairy Goat, Goats For Sale | 2 comments

The goats are so lovely going into Autumn, it’s my favorite time of the year.  Our original Spanish nannies are settled in their third year here on the sandy hillside. Handsome Jack and AP no doubt look forward to being Kings of the Forest again soon with their does. I have to smile at these two billy goats, who became fast friends when they were turned out with each other last year. The younger bucks in the field are tolerated, but Jack and AP truly seem to enjoy each others’ company. Oiva Joulipukki will certainly look his part this season shaking his scimitar horns as the Christmas Goat. His two spotted comrades, Leah and Heidi’s bucklings, can also be seen on the For Sale page! Be sure to visit the Dairies page, to see updated glamour shots of the...

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Jack’s First Kids

Posted by on Feb 24, 2009 in Boer Goat, Dairy Goat, Goat Kid, Winter | 5 comments

After wondering just how big a pregnant goat could possibly get, Quatro delivered triplets on February 17.  Jack’s first kids! Well, the triplets have had a big time this first week.  The official count is two boys (the black and white and one red-head) and one girl (the other red-head.)  That little painted fellow was quite a surprise, and JW said it looks like we have two goats and one Holstein calf!  The red-heads have spots as well, and look like they have little dark thumbprints all over their heads and ears.  The little girl has a black nose that almost makes her look like a little beagle puppy.  They are so all tiny, and I’ll bet the little girl isn’t more than about 4 or 5 pounds.  The boys will be listed for sale, and we will determine which girls will be kept once we see how many we have this Spring. Quatro, the busy mama, must surely be glad to have that load out from inside and safely on the ground.  She did a fantastic job of getting them all cleaned and dried the first night, and we helped get them into the goat shed where they could grow just a bit before being completely out in the world.  A low wall partitioning one end kept the little ones in, while leaving Quatro free access to come and go as she pleased.  She spent most of her days out in the field with the rest of the herd, making trips several times a day to feed the hungry little group. It didn’t take too many days, however, for those long legged youngsters to figure out how – more or less – to jump up and fall over the wall to follow her out into the sunshine.  At not quite a week old, Quatro proudly led her triplets out in a prancing parade.  What patience she has!  With only two “feeding stations” the little ones must take turns at eating.  They are all so eager to be first, that it sometimes appears that she really is nursing all three.  In spite of the wiggling and pushing and shoving, she stands quietly chewing her cud until all three kids have had their fill. Once they have eaten, there is far too much playing to be done to waste time napping right away.  Quatro finds a spot to lie down, and immediately all three kids jump on top of her and practice climbing and jumping and leaping into the air.  Since this is an after-meal activity, I refer to it as “making milkshakes.”  I just cannot imagine all of that running and silliness on a full stomach! Blue has been beside himself with the knowledge that there were new kids in the shed that he could not see.  He spent quite a bit of time sitting in the corner of the yard closest to them listening for their calls.  I brought him in for a supervised visit, holding his collar, to let him see them and smell them and take inventory.  His big moment came though, when Quatro brought them to the fence herself and seemingly introduced them to him.  I was surprised, as I really would not have expected her to do that.  In general, the goats tolerate him, but they have never really shown any sort of social behavior like that.  It was very sweet, and I am sure that it made Blue’s day. …………….....

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Jack Flash

Posted by on Jul 19, 2008 in Dairy Goat, Goat Kid, Spanish Goat, Summer, Visions of Sugarplums | Comments Off on Jack Flash

Jackaroo – Australian term for a young ranch manager in training. Well, research has informed me that in order to actually be in the business of raising goats, one needs to have both girls AND boys. So, we welcomed our first billy goat to Sugarplum Dairy! Jack Flash comes to us from strong Nubian dairy bloodlines, and we have high hopes that he will add size, spots, and good milk qualities to our herd. As is typical of young goats, his horns were removed at an early age. With the young billies, however, it is not uncommon for small deformed horns to continue to grow. As of now, he does have a bit of a horn on one side which seems to beg for the nickname “Unicorn.” He has adapted well to the herd of Spanish nannies, and spends his days eating and growing into a handsome fellow. Jack immediately fell in love with Heidi (who could resist?) although she is still a bit young and they will be separated for several months yet. She has grown quite a bit, and at four months old she is nearly as big as Annie! I have found a couple of folks on the web who breed a cross of the Nubian and Saanen goats – they are known as Snubians or Saanubians. One trait they all have in common is the widespread airplane ears! You will also be happy to know that little Dolly (the eagle’s stolen snack!) is growing and well, although she will likely never be as big as Heidi. Several weeks ago she had a bit of an accident and fell with her leg caught in a cracked tree stump. She had been there for quite some time when we found her – STUCK UPSIDE DOWN! Once freed, we brought her back to a small pen where we tried to splint her leg. She was still so small that I was actually using the splint from my broken finger. Unfortunately, we could not keep it on for more than about a day, although she seemed to have no trouble in getting around and proved remarkably difficult to catch! Finally we turned her back into the herd and hoped for the best. Little by little, the broken ankle has become more sound. When she walks now, it no longer crumples under, and she is typically the first to climb to the top of the hay bales and any new obstacle. Not crippled in the least, it is amazing to watch her as spry and active as...

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