Wednesday, January 4, 2012

For Sale

I can't believe I'm doing this, but after a couple weeks of thought, I have decided to put Kiwi up for sale.

I need to prioritize right now, and that means getting my herd of Nubians at a stable level, before starting another breed. Someday I'll get into Guernseys again, but first things first. 

Kiwi is 10 months old right now, and still going into heat quite regularly. So there's still time to get her bred!

Her dam is milking an average of 10 lbs. per day (1 gallon = 8 lbs.), and has a butterfat score of 7%.

Her paternal granddam has done really well both at shows, and in the milk pail.

Kiwi is tested and negative for both CAE and CL. She's a sweetheart. Very quiet (except when she's in heat!), and she tends to be at the bottom of pecking order.

I feel like Kiwi might be better off at a different home. Somewhere where her potential as a milker will be appreciated and put to good use. She's too good to be just a brush goat. I think it would also be better for her to be elsewhere so she won't have to be bullied by Heidi anymore... That ornery gal likes to push her around and often won't let Kiwi have access to hay. 

Kiwi's conformation is nice. She's still young, so it's hard to say what she will mature to, but overall she looks promising. The main fault I see in her is that she has loose shoulders (imagine a cat walking, and how their shoulders move. That's what "loose shoulders" means). 

Below is a picture of Kiwi's dam, Rubystar Garnet. 

Kiwi's sire: Rubystar KLK MAJ Cheveyo. You can view his pedigree HERE.

And Kiwi's paternal granddam. I love this gal!

I'm asking $200 for Kiwi.

I live in the Willamette Valley, in OR. About an hour south of Portland. If you would like to come out and see Kiwi, or if you have questions, please e-mail me HERE


Deanna Stoppler said...

I wish I lived near you! I am new to goats and just found your blog, which is exactly what I was looking for! I am training my goats using natural horsemanship too. They are so smart.

Varenikje said...

I love the picture of Kiwi!