Vigo as a yearling. He finally stood still for a minute!
Cute and fuzzy week old Vigo
Sans Gene K Voyager *B VVV 86 age 1-03 DOB: 4/12/13
Sire: Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel VEE 90 +B Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay + + *B (Twin Creeks BW Montego Bay*B ++S x CH Rosasharn's UMT Tupelo Honey 4*D EEE 91) CH Honey Goat Domingo (Honey Goat Mt. Carmel X Sugar Creek MT Tressa)
Dam: GCH Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91 Pholia Farm KM Riot +*B V+E 87 Goodnight Tahoma Violet +VE+ 84
I originally planned to sell Vigo, but as I watched him grow, I realized this very correct young buckling had all the traits I was looking to combine in my herd. He's dairy. He has great conformation. He has a wide rump and nice thurls, and his escutcheon reminds me of a train tunnel it is so high and open. Love the ribbing and bone on this kid. The quality of udders and milk production genetics from both sire and dam sides are excellent. And, so far, he has produced the most consistent, nicest group of kids on our farm to date.
Well, I am sure glad I kept this boy! With just a few daughters on the ground, here are their accomplishments so far, their first year in the show ring: Sans Gene V Caramel Apples: Jr Grand Champion and Best Jr. Doe in Show, NWODGA, Salem OR 50+ and 150+ entries, respectively Sans Gene V Chloe:Reserve Jr Grand Champion (behind Caramel) Sans Gene Red Velvet Cake: 5th place intermediate kid at 2017 Washington State Fair (21 in her class, her first time shown), owned and shown by R Serenity Farm. Sans Gene V Tequila SunriseJr. Grand Champion at SWWDGA May 2018, and 3rd place at Washington State Fair as a first freshener Sept. 2018! Owned and shown by Stayawhile Farms.
and his full brother's daughter, Double Shot BB Wild Fire: Jr Grand Champion at 2017 WA State Fair, owned and shown by R Serenty Farm. Loving the mammaries on the daughters I've freshened so far!
Eli in all his rutty, messy, raggedy glory!
Castle Rock Elika *B
Dob 3/3/2015 Sire: Castle Rock Cleveland Sage +S*B Castle Rock Tanzanite ++S*B X SGCH AGS CRF Castle Rock Alum Root 1*M AR
Dam: GCH Castle Rock Annika 2*M AR Rosasharn TL Sitka Spruce ++B X GCH CRF Castle Rock Roxanne 1*M AR
We are very excited to have had Elika, aka "Eli" join our herd this fall. A big thank you to our friends at E.K. Farms for entrusting him to us. Eli is a full brother to SGCH Castle Rock Angelika . The mammaries behind this boy speak for themselves. Eli is very long and level across the topline, and smooth and flat thurl to thurl. He has nice straight front legs, beautiful angulation in his rear legs, and good feet. Eli is only two, and already very pleasing to the eye. We are excited to see him mature further. We think he is going to be an excellent cross with our does.
Maggie's 2nd freshening udder, 11 hours fill
Maggie's 2nd freshening udder, 11 hrs fill
Wild in Wild K Drifting Blues *B DOB: 5/5/2018 Sire: Minter Bay HK Kane * B Stayawhile GK Hiraku *B x GCH Herron Hill CJ Cora Belle 1*M, Top Ten 2012
Dam: Wild in Wild OK Maggie Mae 1*M Sans Gene K Heart of Oak *B X SG TNR CT Cinderella
Pictured at 4 1/2 months old
Sometimes an animal comes along that is so special, it makes you break your own rules. That describes Drifter.
I promised myself I would not bring in anymore bucks this year. And I personally don't care for blue eyes or waddles or really splashy markings. Then I went over to see my friends at Wild in Wild farm, and laid eyes on Drifter's dam, Maggie. I could not take my eyes off of her. Nose to tail to mammary, Maggie is what I envision a Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat should look like and milk like (she starred on a one day test, and 305 day test, milking ONCE a day!) She is sweet as pie, too. Since I couldn't bring Maggie home in the car with me (I tried... I really tried!), I looked at her son. Who happened to be available. And happened to be built A LOT like her. And whose sire, Kane, is out of a top ten milking doe I got to admire in the show ring a time or two.
Drifter is as beautiful as his parentage says he should be, and has his mom's sweet, gentle disposition. So I can forgive Drifter for being about as "bling-y"as a goat can get, because plain wrapper or fancy, underneath he is the right stuff!
A big thank you to Wild in Wild Farm, for letting me bring home this adorable sweet little boy of Maggie's.
Sans Gene V Butter'd Scotch -Polled Sold DOB 4/18/18 Sire: Sans Gene K Voyager VEE 88 Poppy Patch Evel Knievel +B VEE 90 x GCH Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91 Dam: Diji Farm GB Betty Lou VEV+ 84 ~ polled Diji Farm BW Glacier Bay X Diji Farm BL Iris
We have some friendly bucks, but oh my goodness, Scotch is uber friendly! He loves attention, which isn't so great now that he is going into rut. Oh well, he doesn't care if I put gloves on first as long as he gets petted.
Scotch is our first polled buck. We are excited to add some polled genetics, and through his dam Betty, Scotch pulls back in some older -one could even say foundation- breeding that is still relevant today. Betty is an exciting young doe, we love her length and angularity, strong feet and legs, lovely teats and stellar medial on a nice mammary that promises to be more than nice. Voyager has already proven himself with show winners and strong milkers. We also kept Scotch's littermate sister, Bambi Pickles, who will be debuting in the Jr show ring in 2019.
Sans Gene DE On The Bayou, aka George, as a yearling. He has grown even longer and more level since then.
Sans Gene DE On The Bayou DOB 4/10/2015 Color: solid black
Sire: Sans Gene GT Doppler Effect *B VEE 88 Caprinos TMM Renegade LA VEE 89 +B GCH Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91
Dam: CH Sans Gene K Zydeco 3*M EEEV 91 FS Caprinos TMM Lucienne 2*M FS 87 Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel VEE 90 +B
George is an awesome guy; wide and powerful, yet surprisingly dairy when you get your hands on him. I love that he has his dam's sweet, gentle disposition. Great rump structure on this buck, wide with length and level across the thurls, and he is a go-to to widen and flatten out a rump and round up and out an escutcheon. Excellent feet and legs too. He is full sibling to Sans Gene DE Delta Blues VVEE 89. Unfortunately I have yet to get a decent picture of him. He very much favors his dam Zydeco, pictured after winning her final leg as a 3 year old. His daughter Sans Gene OTB Snowdrops appraised VVVV 87 as a first freshening 2 year old, and has two Reserve Ch ribbons, only going to 3 shows. We are WILDLY excited about this doe, and about using George more extensively in our breeding program.
Stormy at 12 months old, caught mid-blubber. He does love the girls.
I wish Stormy wasn't quite so fluffed up in this picture, he is quite angular under all that hair! We do love that pretty head.
Udder picture of Firefly, Stormy's dam.
Sans Gene DE Storm Watch *B DOB 3/23/15 Dark gold and white pinto
Sire: Sans Gene GT Doppler Effect *B VEE 88 (Caprinos TMM Renegade +B LA 89 X GCH Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91)
Dam: Sans Gene K Firefly 4*M VVEV 88 (Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel +B LA 90 x GCH Pholia Farm HB Flicker 3*M VEVE 90)
Firefly, Stormy's dam, despite being one of the smallest does in my herd, is among the milkiest. Milked twice a day she easily produced at or even over half a gallon. Stormy's sire, Doppler Effect, is throwing really nice mammaries and conformation, improving rumps, teat length, and general appearance while maintaining dairy strength. Stormy looks a lot like his dad, with just a touch more refinement, and a sweet, gentle temperament.
Firefly had a horrendous kidding in 2016, resulting in an emergency C-section. She was saved, but sustained extensive damage to her reproductive system, and was partially paralyzed for weeks afterward. Nevertheless, she demanded to be milked despite all of that, and happily produced enough to earn her milk star before work schedules forced us to dry her off early. She even beat her dam Flicker for day-t0-day volume. She then went on to score VVEV 88 on appraisal only 3 months after her surgery!
Stormy is her only buck kid, and we are extremely grateful to have him to carry on Fly's legacy. Stormy has two maternal sisters, Sans Gene Princess Buttercup and Sans Gene DE Rain Dance - who are among my top milkers. His daughter Sans Gene ST Lady Stardust, owned and shown by R Serenity Farm, earned her Jr Ch leg this summer, and then took Best Jr Doe in Show! Sans Gene ST Twinkletoes, another Stormwatch daughter out of Sans Gene GT Hermione, has shown very, very well as a junior, winning her age classes and showing us that "big goat look" in a small package we are aiming for. Stormwatch will be used quite a bit in fall 2019;
"McB" is a full sibling to CH Sans Gene K Zydeco. He is 4 months old here.
Sans Gene Chicory Coffee ~ rehomed DOB 3/1/2016
Sire: Poppy Patch HB Evel Knievel VEE 90 +B Algedi Farm MB Honeymoon Bay + + *B X CH Honey Goat Domingo
Dam: Caprinos TMM Lucienne 2*M LA 87 Sugar Creek MT Tell Me More ++*B X GCH Caprinos RI Night Jasmine 1*M EEEE 91
McB was the runt in a little of quads, weighing just 1.5 lbs at birth. Tiny mite though he was, he still had that extra-special something. It didn't take long to see he was had the same qualities that make his older sister, GCH Sans Gene K Zydeco EEEV 91 so special. McB's first kids have arrived, and they are awesome! Long, stretchy and wedgy, just how we like 'em! We are very pleased, and will be using McB on quite a few does in 2019.
McB's a very friendly buck, which makes taking pictures of him a challenge unless you want nose-in-the-camera shots. McB gets his barn name from a very special place, McBride Elementary School. McB needed a lot of TLC his first few days of life. The wonderful principal and staff at McBride helped make it possible for McB to get what he needed, and so he was named in the school's honor.
Peanut's dam GCH Pholia Farm HB Flicker 3*M VEVE 90
Sans Gene GT Ziggy Stardust *B DOB 6/23/2016
Sire: Caprinos TMM Renegade VEE 87 +B Sugar Creek MT Tell Me More ++B LA 89 X Poppy Patch Calamity Jane 1*M LA 90
Dam: GCH Pholia Farm HB Flicker 3*M VEVE 90 SGCH Piddlin Acres Hit the Bullseye ++B X SG Pholia Farm DB Honeycomb 4*M LA 84
Ziggy Stardust, or "Peanut" around the farm, is a complete and utter charmer. He is the first to come running to the fence to say hello, and gentlest to handle when time to go visit the ladies. He has wonderful length of body, legs set well under him, angular and very open in the ribs. He is an excellent compliment to our more powerful does, and we hope he passes on his dam Flicker's mammary - an asset to any pairing.
Peanut's first kids hit the ground, and we were impressed! And then we freshened a couple, and were even more impressed. These are later maturing lines, but all the right parts are in the right places. We are especially excited about Sans Gene Z Fancy. Peanut is definitely going to get to go on a lot of dates in the future!