Breeding For An Elegant Dairy Doe That Dances Like a Ballerina and Milks Like a Cow
Is it time for the new kids yet?
BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT OUR 2019 KIDDING PLANS --Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the 2019 Breeding Schedule--
KID RAISING: All kids are pulled at birth and raised on pasteurized milk in a separate kid nursery. They are disbudded, tattooed, wormed, weaned, "fixed" (for wethers!) and current on immunizations at the time of their departure, between ages 8 and ten weeks. We will be bottle raising our 2019 babies, as we have done since 2004. Bottle babies truly shine in terms of their friendliness, trust, and adaptability to changes in their environments. A new goat owner should be spending time enjoying goats, not taming them!
BUCK KIDS: Will be available out of some of our top breeding does.We are very pleased with the consistency of our breeding stock and bloodlines as time has evolved. We anticipate a limited quantity of high quality 2019 bucklings as we select the best boys out of our best girls.
RESERVATIONS:We are not accepting paid reservations, but do keep a list of kid requests. When the kid (or kids) of interest are born, we will provide notification. To hold a chosen kid(s) until weaning, a deposit of half the purchase price will be required within ten days of notification. Deposits are non-refundable.
PRICING:We retain the right to adjust pricing after our breeding quality babies are born and we have had an opportunity to more fully assess conformation and potential. Prices will remain as stated for wethers. Pricing may seem "expensive" when compared to the many Nigerians available on local sales forums, but we believe that you "get what you pay for!" A Dawn Land Farm goat comes from carefully chosen (over many years) genetics consistent for quality; is given personalized attention and top-notch care from Day One; and comes with our extensive goatkeeping experience--including the daily milking of ALL does--backing up customer needs for ongoing assistance and education. Our goats have gone to show herds across the country (Canada too), as well as to the breeding program at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and the country camper's program at the South Shore YMCA, where they all continue to shine in their unique niches.
*$175 per wether *$300/up for pet quality/homestead quality (no papers) doelings (when available) *$400/up for registerable breeding/show quality doelings/bucklings
Dawnland Tabby's Nico
First Freshening Dawnland RR Little Bee, 2018 Photo Courtesy of Cindy Bachand
OUR BREEDING GOALS: Elegant Goats, Beautiful Udders, and Lots of Milk in a Friendly Package!
Potential purchasers are encouraged to check out our pedigrees, write-ups, and photos, as well as to contact us personally for more information about our ND breeding program. We are proud to report that Dawnland genetics underlie many successful Nigerian herds across the country--Just Google! Because we have down-sized our breeding schedule considerably, 2019 kid availability will be limited. This year we expect to offer a select variety of breeding/show quality kids but only a few pet quality baby goats.
Dawnland RR Whirligig, daughter to Dawnland Tabby's Whirlabout. Pictured as a dry first freshener, courtesy of Mary Tyler-Jordan.
2019 KIDDINGPLANS Sales Animals Are Outlined in Yellow Freshened Does Are Outlined in Purple
THE FINE PRINT: We Reserve the Right to Retain Any Kid for Our Herd ***Pricing For Kids Subject to Change, Either Up or Down, After Assessment*** We Will Negotiate a Discount For Purchases of Three or More Goats
2019 HERDSIRE DAM UDDERS
CH Poppy Patch FM Dutchess
POPPY PATCH JC ROYAL REBEL
(Poppy Patch RC Jiminy Cricket x CH Poppy Patch FM Dutchess)
Photos Courtesy of Poppy Patch Farm in WA
CH Poppy Patch FM Dutchess
First Freshening Udder
HARLEY HILLSIDE iHEART RED ALE*B
(Castle Rock Moon Boots*S*B x SGCH Castle Rock Breaking My Heart 6*M)
Photos Courtesy of Caitlin Harley
SGCH Castle Rock Breaking My Heart 6*M Second Fresh
Photos Courtesy of Kyeema Ridge Nigerian Dwarf Goats
Paternal Granddam Dragonfly HX Tanunda LA-92 EEEE
Dawnland Tabby's Bengaline (Deceased)
DAWNLAND HHR CORDE du ROI
(Harley Hillside iHeart Red Ale*B x Dawnland Tabby's Bengaline)
Photos Courtesy of Karen Bowman Luebkeman
Dawnland Tabby's Bengaline
2019 PAIRINGS (Ordered by the Doe's Age):
Our 2019 schedule is fairly streamlined, as I am keeping both herd numbers and kiddings way down. For the majority of breedings, Poppy Patch JC Royal Rebel, a buck bred on the old and classic Bay Watch/Nonpareil cross, has been used. Rebel is aging, his genetics are irreplaceable, and he has three freshened daughters with beautiful udders. All of our does are milked twice daily from freshening onward and all of our babies are bottle raised, disbudded, tattooed, and leave when weaned and UTD on vaccines, worming, coccidia prevention and hoof trims--generally between 8-10 weeks of age.
Doe (Ordered by Age)/Buck
RESERVATIONS noted following each breeding. Non-specific doe reservations: 3-5.
1/Kyeema Ridge MS Black Shadow/Kyeema Ridge Irish Heartbeat--This buck is "so Halifax", genetically and appearance-wise, and great udders and long stretchy kids are the expectation. ALL DOES RETAINED--Due 4/25
2/Dawnland Tabby's Whirlabout/Poppy Patch JC Royal Rebel--Repeat of a breeding that produced two daughters with capacious and well-attached udders, some of the best to come out of our breeding program. ALL DOES RETAINED/AVAILABLE DOES RESERVED/ONE BUCK RESERVED--Due 5/05
3/Dawnland Mohawk's Angel Eyes/Harley Hillside iHeart Red Ale*B--Red's 2018 kid crop was phenomenal and his son out of our departed Dawnland Tabby's Bengaline, Angel's maternal half-sister, is quite possibly the best conformed buck to come out of our breeding program. DOE RESERVED--Due 4/18
4/Dawnland PPS Sun Singer/Poppy Patch JC Royal Rebel--Sunny is our only Dawnland Curry's Vocalise daughter, a steady milker peaking at four pounds with a classic well-attached udder, super high in the rear. ALL DOES RETAINED/AVAILABLE DOE RESERVED/--Due 5/06
5/Dawnland Mohawk's Rosehip/Poppy Patch JC Royal Rebel--Rosehip is our only Piddlin Acres W Rosemary daughter, and is a strong, long-bodied correct doe, with a nice wide rump and a correct, well-attached udder. ALL DOES RETAINED--Due 4/28, 5/03
6/Dawnland RR Little Bee (Poppy Patch JC Royal Rebel x Dawnland Tabby's Whirlabout)/Dawnland HHR Corde du Roi--Bee Bee showed an exceptional and capacious 2018 FF udder. This breeding pairs her with a buck of exceptional parentage on both sides. His dam, Bengaline, was the best daughter of both her parents: Water Tabby and Kyeema Ridge MS Black Shadow, and his sire, Red Ale, is the son of a SGCH 1200+ pound milker. DOE RETAINED/DOE AND BUCK RESERVED--Due 5/29
7/FF--Dawnland RR Isadora, a Royal Rebel daughter out of a TX Twincreeks Butterfly Dance/Mohawk daughter--Isadora's full sister AND two paternal half-sisters have freshened with gorgeous FF udders/Harley Hillside iHeart Red Ale*B--Due 4/25
--Another absolutely gorgeous Royal Rebel udder springing--DOE RESERVED
WE ARE A SMALL FAMILY FARM EMPHASIZING EDUCATION, COMMITMENT TO THE HUMANE AND INDIVIDUALIZED CARE OF OUR ANIMALS, AND RESPECT FOR THE NATURAL LANDSCAPE THAT SURROUNDS US...