Willow is amazing! She had quads again.
2019 Kidding Season
Thankfully another uneventful kidding season. All the mamas did great. Our farm gained 7 bucks and 5 does. ❤
Goat Coat Color
Although it is true outward appearance is really of little importance, a fun bonus with raising Nigerian Dwarf Goats is the variety of coats and patterns. One goat can look similar or look completely different from their herd mates. I could have a herd of 15 goats and all 15 goats potentially could look different. This fascinates me. The genetic process for goat color is
Polled, or Not?
Polled animals are animals born naturally without horns. Some breeds of cattle are entirely polled. There are not any goat breeds entirely polled. In goats, the polled gene is dominant. This means that a kid can only be polled if one, or both, parents are polled.
2018 Willow & Tam Breeding
Last year Willow was bred with Crash. Having been bred with Tam this year, I am curious to see the similarities and changes in her kids outward appearance.
2018 Kidding Season
We had three does due to kid the end of February to the beginning of March. Thankfully, all three mamas did great and we had a problem free kidding season.
2017 Willow & Crash Breeding
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.
2017 Goats for Sale
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.
Our First Kidding
Last week we had our first kidding on our little farm! Thankfully Willow is an experienced mother and everything went perfectly.