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.

2019 WyldeStyle & Tam Breeding

WyldeStyle was one of the first goat kids born on our farm so I have an extra soft spot for her. This was her first time being bred. The pregnancy went smoothly and she delivered two healthy kids.

2019 Georgia & Tam Breeding

This is Georgia’s 2nd breeding season. She did fabulous again. The pregnancy and birth were trouble free. And, even though she’s a bit stand-offish towards her human and goat friends, she is a great mom.

2019 Kidding Schedule

Due to last year’s kids being born when snow was on the ground, I’m pushing kidding dates to March. Below are my planned breeding pairs. We will have 2 senior does that have kidded multiple times, Georgia (who kidded last year), and 2 first fresheners. We will be using Tam again over three of our …

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. …

The Science Behind Color & Pattern

Simply because I find it fascinating, I’ve been researching the science behind Nigerian Dwarf Goat coat colors and patterns. I have discovered it is quite complex. But for this post, I’ll start with the basics of genetics.  

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.