Our little goat farm in Maple Valley, WA

Our little goat farm in Maple Valley, WA

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Three Musketeers and their Princess

The boys are growing-- about 6 weeks old now.  Pirouette is a couple days older.  They are hard to catch on a photo now because they are bouncing around and running so much of the time.  Baby goats are so fun to watch.  Two of these boys are for sale (the first pick will be chosen next week) for $150 as bucks and $125 as wethers.  Great for new bloodlines to a mini-nubian breeding program, or excellent pets.  I hate to part with them, but I can't keep 'em all!

The Three Musketeers
Pirouette and her "Mom"

Sunday, June 5, 2011

GingerbRED Man; aka "Manny"

Just got some new photos of our buckling that was born at Rancho Amara on April 11.  He's 8 weeks old now-- that means only 4 weeks left before we get to bring him home!  He is a PCA (Colored Pygora) goat.  He will be our herdsire for our Pygora/PCA goats.  He is just awesome!

This is Manny at a few days old
And here he is at 8 weeks old  

He has outstanding Type A fleece (which means very soft, lots of ringlets, and very little coarse guard hair).  He will be bred to Sandie (lovely apricot PCA doe, Type B), Hottie (grey and white Type C pygora with blue eyes), and Nilla (Type A/B white pygora); and possibly Twinkie (white type C pygora).  He's got his work cut out for him.