Nigerian Dwarf Does

 

Caramel Apple Farm Jill

 

Jill
Caramel Apple Farm Jill. Photo courtesy of Prairie Hills Farm.

 

DOB:  21 April 2011

Sire:  Dusty Acres Big Enuf
Grand Sire:  Dusty Acres Little Dude
Grand Dam:  Dusty Acres Blue Fire

Dam:  Dusty Acres Sweet Pea
Grand Sire:  Dusty Acres Gold Dust
Grand Dam:  Shambala Nichole

Jill is my all time favorite milker.  She and I are the best of friends.  She is one of my top milkers and has super sweet milk with high butter fat like her mother.  She is trained to the stand and is one of the easiest for hand milking.

Jill generally twins and is one of my goats that I typically milk through the winter each year.  She has argued with me at 13 months into her lactation and 3 months pregnant for her next kids about drying off.  I have a fight drying her off each year as she is just a super milk goat who wants to milk.

She loves animal cookies and bits of kale.  She isn’t too excited about watermelon though.

Dusty Acres Sweet Pea. Photo courtesy of Prairie Hills Farm.

 

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Magic Apple KCP AnanasReinette

 

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Magic Apple KCP AnanasReinette. Photo courtesy of Magic Apple Farm.

 

DOB: 14 March 2010

Sire:  Kannah Creek LVD Poncho
Grand Sire:  Lost Valley MR Dakota *S
Grand Dam:  Kannah Creek RM Miel

Dam:  Kannah Creek SF Tiva
Grand Sire:  Twin Creeks BW Solar Flare *S
Grand Dam:  Gay-Mor’s RA Megabyte

 

 

 

She was appraised as a Second Freshener just prior to my purchase of her.

Linear Appraisal June 2012:

General Appearance +          Legs Front V
Dairy Character V                  Legs Rear +
Body Capacity V                    Feet +
Mammary +                           Back V
Head V                                   Rump +
Shoulder Assembly +            Udder Texture V

Total score = 84

 

Kannah Creek LVD Poncho Picture Courtesy of Magic Apple Farm Linear Appraisal June 2012: Score of 87

 

 

Anna is an excellent mother and very attentive to her kids.  She generally kids with triplets each year.  She is trained to the milk stand and is easy for hand milking with a gentle personality.  She has helped me out and “wet nursed” other kids when I have needed her help several different times.

AGS Kannah Creek SF Tiva Picture Courtesy of Magic Apple Farm

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Dusty Acres CAF Amber

 

Dusty Acres CAF Amber
Dusty Acres CAF Amber. Photo courtesy of Prairie Hills Farm.

 

DOB:  19 May 2010

Sire:  St. Isidore Acres Beelzebub
Grand Sire:  TX Twincreeks WDF Neptunite *S
Grand Dam:  Kids KBar Barite

Dam:  Thunder Ridge Farm Turtle
Grand Sire:  Wild Columbine Legolas
Grand Dam:  Thunder Ridge Farm Rosemary

Amber is one of my top producing does.  She has sweet milk with higher butter fat.  Her teats are larger and easy for hand milking.  She is trained to the stand and I typically milk her through the winter each year with a 10-13 month lactation.  She usually gives me triplets each year and just needs me to to dry them off as they come out fast.  After drying off, I am relegated to photo taker only as she is more than capable and I am just in her way.  She adores animal crackers….. there isn’t much that she doesn’t like to eat.

 

 

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Meg’s Mini Rachelle

 

Meg’s Mini Rachelle. Photo courtesy of Meg’s Mini.

 

DOB:  02 April 2014

Sire: Rhythmic Acres Beethoven
Grand Sire:  NC PromisedLand RC Beaudacious
Grand Dam:  Maple Ridge Melody

Dam:  Crane View Cleopatra
Grand Sire:  Wildwind Farm R Junkyard Dog
Grand Dam:  Sugar Creek ST Wilma

 

Rachelle is a beautifully Swiss marked doe.  She came to us six months after her first freshening while still in milk.  She expressed easily and has become one of my preferred does.  I also like that she has nice manners walking on lead and on the milk stand.  She was bred to Amasanti BB California Gold and kidded with triplets.  These kids are some of the most pretty marked kids I have seen in a long time.  I am retaining the doe kid and both buck kids are already sold.  I can’t wait to see what she produces on the milk stand this second freshening and what she produces in future kidding seasons.

 

Rhythmic Acres Beethoven. Photo courtesy of Meg’s Mini.
Craneview Cleopatra. Photo courtesy of Meg’s Mini.

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Alba Ranch Aileen


DOB:  12 May 2015

Sire:  Wild Columbine Blue Moon
Grand Sire:  Wild Columbine Cupid
Grand Dam:  Wild Columbine Masquerade

Dam:  Dusty Acres Sweet Pea
Grand Sire:  Dusty Acres Gold Dust
Grand Dam:  Shambala Nichole

“Aileen” means sunshine in Gaelic and her named was picked out by our friend, Richard.  She is indeed a ray of sunshine.  She was so very weak when first born that I kept her in a wee kennel in the house for her first two days.  I re introduced her to Sweet Pea after two days and they are inseparable in the pen.  If I am in the pen at the same time as Sweet Pea, she is a bit torn as she still follows me everywhere.  She loves animal cookies and long walks in the woods with us. She is super inquisitive and thinks she is 10 FEET tall.

Dusty Acres Sweet Pea. Photo courtesy of Prairie Hills Farm.
Wild Columbine Blue Moon

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Alba Ranch Liquorice Allsort

 

Alba Ranch Liquorice Allsort

 

DOB: 01 September 2015

Sire: Wild Columbine Blue Moon
Grand Sire: Wild Columbine Cupid
Grand Dam: Wild Columbine Masquerade

Dam: Carmel Apple Farm Jill
Grand Sire: Dusty Acres Big Enuf
Grand Dam: Dusty Acres Sweet Pea

 

Caramel Apple Farm Jill. Photo courtesy of Prairie Hills Farm.
Wild Columbine Blue Moon

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Kids N Kritters Prairie Mimosa

 

Kids N Kritters Prairie Mimosa

 

DOB: 13 October 2015

Sire:  Caplon Kidz Flynn
Grand Sire: Cloven Trail Ogopogo
Grand Dam:  J-Nels Ly Samosa
Dam:  Meg’s Mini Hazel
Grand Sire:  Rhythmic Acres Beethoven
Grand Dam:  Meg’s Mini Queen Anne’s Lace

 

Mimosa is a lovely white doe that is soon to be bred for her first time.  She is gentle and sweet and I am looking forward to what she will do with her production.

 

 

Meg’s Mini Hazel. Photo courtesy of Meg’s Mini.
Caplon Kidz Flynn. Photo courtesy of Meg’s Mini.

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Prairie Hills Farm Precious

 

Prairie Hills Farm Precious

 

DOB: 31 May 2013

Sire:  Bernhardt’s Barn Gandolf
Grand Sire: DF Farms NH National Park
Grand Dam:  Findley Ridge Cocoa Creama
Dam:  Dusty Acres CAF Amber
Grand Sire:  St. Isidore Acres Beelzebub
Grand Dam:  Thunder Ridge Farm Turtle

Prairie Hills Farm Precious is one of a set of triplets.  She is a stunning doe with her lovely flashes of white, long body composition, and soft sweet demeanor.  She truly is Precious.   Her sire, Gandolf brings some Dragonfly and DesertNanny genetics to my herd.  Gandolf is also a very white buck and I am hoping to add more white to my herd from a color standpoint.  Being that her dam is a Dusty Acres Doe who has the trademark sweet cream taste with high butter fat, I have very high hopes for this little darling.  She kidded with twins for her first freshening.  She was an utter breeze training to the milk stand, has a nice large udder good sized teats and expresses very easily. Absolutely fab for a FF and I can’t wait to see what she does next year or what her doeling that we retained  accomplishes.

Dusty Acres CAF Amber. Photo courtesy of Prairie Hills Farm.
Bernhardt’s Barn Gandolf. (kid photo) Photo courtesy of Prairie Hills Farm.

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