Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This is our second year to own dairy goats.
Here is our herd (click on photos to see enlargements):

Birdie is our first dairy goat and definately the Queen. She is giving us a 1/2 gallon of milk a day even though an udder injury took one of her teats. She is full Nubian.
We retained Robin, our first baby, for breeding purposes. I think he is a very handsome Nubian buck - look at that cool stripe in his beard.

A little Alpine blood gives Lily her airplane ears. She is mostly Nubian. She had her first baby this year by Robin - another buck! She's got a tiny little first freshener udder; I really haven't tried to milk her much. She's doing a good job mothering her kid.

Here's Lily and Robin's first baby. He'll probably be supper some night in a month or so, but I think he's a nice kid for a first try at picking a breeding pair if I do say so myself. Hoping for a doe next year!!