February 2, 2010

Breeding Groups and Spoiled Goats

After the recent loss of my computer, I am finding it to my benefit to keep information stored in various places. So I am adding the breeding groups to the blog.

Angora Goats

Buck- The Sundance Kid, fleece -black
Does- Bella Mia, fleece - black
Bonnie Lass, fleece - white

Buck - Jacob's Chance, fleece -white
Does - Fairchild, fleece - white (Bonnie's daughter)
Aurora, fleece - white (Bella's daughter) color carrier

Sheep (to lamb in April)
Ram - Jackdaw, Shetland
Ewe - Pitty Patty, St. Croix cross
Scarlett, St. Croix cross
Selena, Shetland (may or may not be bred)

At this time no plans to breed dairy or pet goats.



I blame it on myself... for raising picky, spoiled goats and sheep. We have been feeding all alfalfa/orchard grass mix hay. Our supplier ran out of this hay so we had to sub a orchard grass brome mix for a short time until we found more alfalfa. Would you believe that they actually refused to eat it for 2 days. Yep, they chose to go hungry, not really hungry hungry. They had their oats and feed.
There was positively, absolutely, nothing wrong with the hay. It was a pretty green and smelled really good to me. Though to them you would have thought I was feeding straw. No, wait... I take that back, I have seen some of the goats eat the fresh straw I put in their shelters.
It took a couple of days for them to realize Mom was not bringing out any of the other so they started eating it.

The chickens have began laying again! Found 4 today, 1 yesterday. You do not know how it irks me to have to buy eggs.

If anyone local would be interested in a Great Pryenees pup, one of our girls decided to take breeding into her own hands with the neighbors GP. We'll have pups in a couple of months - free to good homes.

3 comments:

Tammy said...

Hi Jama,
Add Selena as exposed from September 27 on (I think---close to that date). She could lamb as soon as this month 'if' she ever bred. Might just keep an eye on her. I know it's terrible how spoiled they get! But I guess, that might be a little of our fault?? Hope all is well in your little corner of the world.
Tammy

kristi said...

I know I am not local but I would be interested in a GP puppy. I have never been out your way so I would be game for a little vacation:) Let me know what you think;)

smallpines said...

Oh, if only I were closer! I would LOVE a Pyr pup! It's going to be really neat to follow your Spring adventures with the animals again this year. Awesome. We're down to grass here and there, but still frozen here.