Anyone remember pics of my doe Molly? I will try to post some later.
She is an unregistered lamancha doe.
Everyone loves her but she isn't my favorite goat anymore.
She has been throwing fit on the stand and doesnt lead good...has a mind of her own. but she has lots of personality.
We got her for $50...so what do you expect.
Thing is I bought her from a friend's sister almost 2 hrs away.
I would hate her to hear that we "dumped her".
She isn't super fancy. Rear, side, and fromt atatchments are not so good.
Always is super skinny (cant keep weight on her) and she is my second smallest goat. Also has some sort of an abcess or tumor on her cheek (in another form) and I can't take her to the vet right now and she doesn't act sick. Of course if I sold her I would have to explain all this to the buyer.
She is 4 ish years old and kidded twice with single bucklings.
She only produces 3 qts a day and at times it goes down to 2 qts and rarely up to 1 gallon. It is high fat milk though and tastes good.
I just don't think I can buy another goat and keep all of what I have.
I am already buying 2 alpine does this year but plan to sell one (spirit-my stunted "yearling"). I would have 6 alpines and after I sell spirit it will be 5 (one is a young kid though and only 2 are in milk). Then of course I have molly, who is in milk. So a grand total of 7 until I sell spirit. Another lamancha kid would be 8 and then down to either 6 or 7.
I just don't know. Should I enjoy the high fat milk for now and sell her bred?
Or sell her in milk? Or sell her in milk next year?
Just want to improve my herd and she is maybe my worst goat.
The lamancha doe kid I am wanting to get is Merrie-Meade STT High Society.
She was born 4/21 I think. http://www.merriemeadefarm.com/suzie.htm
They want $350 for her and will allow me to put a deposit on her and get her later. She is A LOT better than molly.
Any thoughts on what would be the wisest move for my herd?
If I sold her now we might miss her milk...so maybe best to sell her bred to the Am alpine buck that I am renting? I will have at least 4 in milk next year, with molly 5, and with this doeling (maybe too young to breed) it would be 6.
Or maybe keep molly and get this other doe as an addition and not a replacement? I just don't know what to do but would like to have a more showable/correct doe in my herd.
What do you think of this kid?