This was Betty’s first freshening. I wouldn’t give her an A+ on her pregnancy and birthing, but she did pretty well and birthed two cuties.
2019 Bunny & Wingman Breeding
This is our second breeding season with Bunny. Although she has never had any real problems, pregnancy and delivery seem just a bit more uncomfortable for her than it does for Willow and her daughters.
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.
Our Nigerian Dwarf Goat Herd: Wingman
Wingman comes from the first goat kids born on our farm, which means he’s also one of the first goats to be registered with our Plentywater name. His dad, Crash, has good lineage so I kept Wingman as a way to carry on such good genes. I also love his tan with roaning coloring. He has a very gentle and laid back personality.