Are you in the lower peninsula or the upper? Since you are looking for a milker, any milking breed specifically in mind?I'm in Micigan. I am just starting out. I have a buckling I got from my mother in law and he is so far a fantastic goat and very pretty. Every doe I find that I really like I've been too slow on the draw and they are already sold. I might just end up waiting until next year to get one, but I don't want him to be "alone" until then. Boers are the big goat crowd around here
OK, I guess I missed this part. You already have a buckling, and cannot have more than two goats, right? That means you buck and future doe will be forced to live together. That is...asking for trouble, for the doe. He will breed her at every opprotunity he can. A buck living with a doe can breed her as soon as she comes into her first heat (when she is far too small and young for a healthy pregnancy) and right after she comes into heat after giving birth (leading to an unhealthy cycle of back to back pregnancies).I can't really afford to just settle unfortunately because we won't have room for more than 2 goats permanently for a few years. I want the doe mainly for milking, but I want their offspring to be desireably as well so I am just finding it hard. I did find a really pretty nubian that I am considering and he may just have to wait until spring by himself when I can get out there a little more to put a deposit on a doe. I have found a couple older does (2 and 4 years old), but again I'm just being wayyy to picky lol.