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 2017 KIDDING PLANS --Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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.
*$150 per wether *$250/up for pet quality/homestead quality (no papers) doelings (when available) *$350/up for registerable breeding/show quality doelings/bucklings
Dawnland Tabby's Nico
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, 2017 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.
Daily Milk Production from Piddlin Acres W Rosemary, Nine Months Into Her Present Lactation & Being Milked Once Daily For the Past Seven Months.
2017 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
PLANNED 2017 PAIRINGS (ordered by doe's age):
Dawnland Curry's Vocalise (a Butterfly Dance daughter)/Kyeema Ridge Irish Heartbeat(Kyeema Ridge Banjo Patterson 2015 LA-91 EEE x Old Mountain Farm Taryn Quinn 2015 LA-90 EEVE--Bred 1/02/17 Due 5/27/17--Vocalise is an excellent producer of both kids and milk, has undoubtedly one of the very best udders produced in our herd, and is a strong and hardy doe. It is very hard to believe that she is aging and that this kidding might be her last (not to worry, as she looks great!) Pairing her with this absolutely gorgeous--correct, long-bodied, and dairy--replica of Halifax seemed timely. In kids from this breeding, we are expecting the "look" we select for in our goats, so prepotent from our Water Tabby genetics, along with great udder potential as well.--Most Likely All Does Retained
Rosasharn GX Sue Bee/Sunnydale Farm IB Blue Ice----Bred 11/26/16 Due 4/25/17--This pairing is a linebreeding on Rosasharn's Eclipse and Tiger L genetics. We are hoping that the Castle Rock portion of Blue Ice's genetics (through his sire) will add body capacity as well. Sue Bee has a lovely udder, one of the best in the herd: soft, collapsible, beautifully attached with a high rear, an udder floor cleft, and perfectly plumb well-delineated teats. She is also a productive milker, though not quite at the production level of her maternal and paternal granddams, Top Ten Does, Buckwheat Honey and Eclipse.--Blue Eyes Possible
Kyeema Ridge MS Black Shadow/Poppy Patch JC Royal Rebel--Bred 12/08/16 Due 5/7/17--Although this pairing is an outcross, both parent animals show such consistent udder quality, both horizontally and vertically, through multiple generations, that we'd be hard-pressed to expect anything but...incredible mammary systems (and milk!) in their kids. Rebel's dam; his grandmothers, paternal and maternal; as well as his sire's full sister; and his sire's sire (of Bay Watch/Nonnie fame) have solid track records for possessing (and in the case of the males, passing on) beautiful udders. Shadow's lineage shows the same: an SG dam, two full sisters with "E" udders, and two daughters to date--one here and one elsewhere--with the kind of udders that we Nigerian breeders wish for: globular, strong medial, well-attached all around, with plumb teats.--Blue Eyes Possible/Doe Retained
Dawnland Tabby's Nico HERE/ Sunnydale Farm IB Blue Ice HERE--Bred 10/29,30/16 Re-Bred 11/15---Due 3/28,29/17 or 4/12/17--Nico is special, being one of the two Water Tabby daughters we are retaining as we downsize our herd. While she shows more strength than our typical Water Tabby progeny (we like that!), she has many of the same qualities we valued so highly in Tabby: a long body, angularity, high withers, and a tight front end with a good brisket extension. Nico's udder shows a wide rear arch, a nice cleft to the floor, and plumb teats, along with a well-extended fore. Her older full sister has shown well in NY and LA'ed 90 as a third freshener. This pairing is an outcross breeding with the sire--out of a super consistent doe line of Halifax daughters--also bringing in both Algedi Farm and Castle Rock genetics to the mix. Handsome, handsome buck (blue eyes too!) combined with Water Tabby...kids should be beautiful.--KIDDED 4/11 (Day 144) with TRIPLET BUCKS/All are spoken for ff: Dawnland PPS Sun Singer HERE/Kyeema Ridge Irish Heartbeat (Kyeema Ridge Banjo Patterson 2015 LA-91 EEE x Old Mountain Farm Taryn Quinn 2015 LA-90 EEVE) HERE--Bred 11/03/16 Due 4/02/17--Sun Singer will be an "aged" first freshener due to our time constraints over the past few years. She holds the distinction of being the only Dawnland Curry's Vocalise daughter we have retained, because everytime we considered her sale--for maintaining reasonable herd numbers--a little voice said "stop!" While having the same length of body as Vocalise (and it looks like she also has the large teats of both her dam and paternal granddam, SG Dawnland Tabby's Zing*D 1*M AR), Sun Singer improves with her topline, width of rump, and lack of toe-out. She is really a lovely doe in all respects. The sire side of this breeding doesn't need much explanation. Linebred on CH Halifax, Irish Heartbeat is a gorgeous, long-bodied, level, strong-boned buck with a pedigree of exceptional ancestors to back him up. Even though we almost never keep kids from first fresheners, we might break the rule this time. KIDDED 3/31 (Day 143) with TWIN DOES. Both are spoken for...This breeding will be repeated for 2018.
Dawnland Mohawk's Angel Eyes HERE/Poppy Patch JC Royal Rebel HERE--Bred 11/15/16 Due 4/12/17--This breeding pairs the doe that we consider our top 2017 show prospect with a buck that we regret not using a lot more of a lot sooner. Royal Rebel, linebred on the spectacularly successful Bay Watch/Nonnie cross, is backed by multiple paternal and maternal generations of beautiful udders (and CH's) on the West Coast. (His genetics are particularly valuable now that the Poppy Patch herd has been dispersed.) Roy produced four kids--three does and a buck--in 2016, his first kid crop, and we loved them all. He didn't take anything away from the positives on the dam side of things but he did add width and stature. His daughters also showed "baby teats" of good size, placed in open escutcheons. We are very excited about this breeding, needless to say! --KIDDED 4/9 (Day 142) with QUADS: 3 Bucks and Then a Doe! Doe Retained/Three Bucklings are Available @ $350 each. Angel's udder is exceptional with her third freshening and the sire to these kids has provided strong bone, rear width, and beautiful rump structure.
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