I am so excited about our new Nigerian Dwarf Goats, and family members, that I just had to write a quick post to introduce them (even before I get all their details set up on the website).
On our recent search for bucklings, I came across some absolutely adorable doelings (sisters). I know, they were not what we were looking for right now, but I couldn’t resist!
These two little girls caught my eye for a few reasons:
- Of course, they are incredibly cute.
- They have very beautiful markings: one of the girls is buckskin, and the other is tri-coloured. Their mom is a black and tan Sundgau.
- They are both blue-eyed (which I absolutely love in Nigerian Dwarf goats).
- They both have the cutest little wattles (furry appendages hanging from their neck – sometimes called “goat jewellery”).
- And they are both polled (naturally hornless), which is a trait that I have particularly been wanting to introduce into our herd.
Although not registered, they have some really strong pedigrees, good milking lines, and will both be great additions to our little goat family.
The new girls are currently staying together in our “Boy’s Barn” and pasture (which we just completed), as we wanted to quarantine them for a bit before introducing them to the rest of the does. It is starting to get colder at night, so as long as they continue to be as healthy and happy as they are right now, it won’t be too much longer before they can “snuggle” up with the other girls!
It was Jeff’s birthday last week, so the new girls also ended up being an early birthday present for him. Of course he posted their pictures all over his personal Facebook page, so he is starting to become affectionately known as the “Crazy Goat Guy”. One of the perks of these being birthday goats, was that Jeff got to name them: our little tri-coloured doeling is now named Amberle, and the buckskin is named Eretria (both after characters in the Shannara series of books by Terry Brooks: which is Jeff’s all-time favourite author and book series).
In the meantime, we are still searching for our bucklings. So if anyone has any Nigerian Dwarf or Miniature Silky Fainting goat bucklings for sale (preferably polled, or at least dehorned), I’d love to hear from you! We would prefer someone local, or at least able to ship to BC, Canada.
I hope you enjoy the first pictures of our newest Nigerian Dwarf doelings! Eretria and Amberle were born on July 5, 2015, and joined our farm on October 14, 2015.
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