As I’m learning about color and pattern genetics, I want to put it into my real world. I want to learn more about which traits are dominant in my herd, which traits are seemingly missing, and the mysterious traits that are sure to be uncovered.
Even with our small herd it’s difficult to remember all the identification and medical records for each goat. To keep track and stay organized I created a few worksheets to help me manage our goat family. I am offering these sheets as free downloads that you print at home. You will need the latest version of Adobe Reader to view the PDF’s. It can be
This year we had our first kidding! Thankfully everything went perfectly and Willow gave birth to quadruplets – 3 boys and a girl. Maybe it’s because they’re my first goat babies, but I love them all. They have such fun personalities and the little girl is spunky and stubborn just like her mama. We hang out with them quite a bit, so they’re all friendly.
Goats have been on my critter-I-want-to-have list. I didn’t know when or which breed, but one day I knew we would get goats. This weekend I wasn’t out looking for goats, but 2 little wethers happened to be for sale at an event I was at. I couldn’t resist bringing them home. They are Nigerian Dwarf Goats, which was a breed I was considering. For