New Nanny Goats

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sweetshoplady, May 3, 2008.

  1. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Maria, 4 yr old Saanen
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    Strawberry Creme
    2 yr old Saanen/Nubian

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    These came from the breeders of my goat Cleo. She was raised with Maria and was very excited about her old pasturemate coming to live there. Maria has a little horn on the right side - a part that got missed in the disbudding. Evidently her mom and daughter have one in the same place.

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    Maria and Strawberry Creme are possibly bred. They have spent time with the people's buck. Maria has been in milk for 3 years. Her daughter and granddaughter are milking. She gives 3 qts a day as does the other one who has been in milk for 1 1/2 years. The people I got them from were very very nice and showed me their operation. I got to test milk 4 does to make my decision on who I would like to have to milk. Their place was neat. It was a working family farm. they had chickens, goats, cows. I came home with a wealth of information on how to do this goat thing. [​IMG]

    If you're getting a new goat, I highly recommend milking it at there place (even just a little, like I did). It makes milking it when you get home much much easier, as far as goat-new owner/milker relations.
     
  2. goatkeepers

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    Good for you! [​IMG] 3 qu. a day is quite some milk!! [​IMG] More than my girls produce. But we're already overrun with milk, so any extra would have to go to the doggies. [​IMG]
    They are lovely girls! I'm glad you are happy with them.
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    i have a question.why are they not breeding the goats back an giving them a dry period.they need tobe bred back an dryed off so they can rest.
     
  4. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    your goats look good! I love my sanaans!!
    I was wondering the same about giving them a rest peroid, although they look pretty healthy!
    They must have been feeding them a good share of feed to keep them in milk and still keep them looking good!
     
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Very pretty girls! Congrats!

    [​IMG] for babies!
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    You know I love your pretty girls!
     
  7. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    I love your gals. They look so relaxed just hanging out there.
     

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