Going to the dark side.....a little lol

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by AndersonRanch, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Tall Pines Ranch

    Tall Pines Ranch Member

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    Grass Valley, CA
    I have bred my Obers with my Nubian buck and they were some really nice looking little does by dairy standards. I thought about registering them as experimental since they were so nice but the girl that bought them just wanted home milkers. Their ears weren’t nearly as pendulous as I thought they would be either. 13940.jpg
     
  2. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    Congrats on your new additions! They’re pretty girls.
     

  3. Caileigh Jane Smith

    Caileigh Jane Smith Well-Known Member

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    Dec 1, 2019
    Missouri, USA
    Those are some pretty doelings!
     
  4. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Oh, Alpines, my very favorite breed of goat. I so love them, my original herd were all Alpines with a Nubian and Lamancha thrown in later on. And I don't have any now. Sigh

    I did get a few Boers to add to my dairy herd, I used the buck on the Alpines and Nubians as well as the Boer does. The kids grew like weeds and did great at the shows. My Alpine/Boer wether won champion wether against Boer wethers his age!
     
  5. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Tall Pines, the color on your Obie/Nubian kids is amazing! What color was the sire?
     
  6. Tall Pines Ranch

    Tall Pines Ranch Member

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    Aug 20, 2018
    Grass Valley, CA
    Thank you. We actually repeated the breeding this year because the does were so nice. I’m plus my Ober buck is too young to breed. Hopefully next year.
     
  7. Tall Pines Ranch

    Tall Pines Ranch Member

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    Aug 20, 2018
    Grass Valley, CA
    He’s got a very similar coloring to the Sundgau minus the facial stripes. He’s honestly kind of a wonky buck IMO but throws some nice kids so I keep him around lol. 20200924_175937_Original.jpg
     
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  8. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    So, now I’m curious, what makes him wonky? He looks great to me!
     
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  9. Caileigh Jane Smith

    Caileigh Jane Smith Well-Known Member

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    Dec 1, 2019
    Missouri, USA
    I'd love crosses like that someday!
     
  10. AndersonRanch

    AndersonRanch Well-Known Member

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    Oct 17, 2020
    California
    The boer alpines do grow like crazy! Actual meat goat wise they always sold very well on top of being huge babies. Private sale wise not so good lol my nephew has that white kid and she is a brat but he loves her. I let my niece and nephews bring their goats over to be bred to my bucks (since they were all mine to start with and no other goats) and most of their ears are longer but but they are always tubed. We have bred her to two different bucks now and she has had 6 kids and all tubed
     
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  11. Tall Pines Ranch

    Tall Pines Ranch Member

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    Aug 20, 2018
    Grass Valley, CA
    He has SUPER long legs which I think makes him look wonky to me since the majority of my goats are NDs. His front end assembly is nice and he’s flat of bone but I’d like to see a stronger brisket and some more width on him. Chine is a little weak IMO as well.
    I wish all my goats had pasterns like him though.
     
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  12. Tall Pines Ranch

    Tall Pines Ranch Member

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    Aug 20, 2018
    Grass Valley, CA
    If you ever find yourself in NorCal we’re here :)
     
  13. Caileigh Jane Smith

    Caileigh Jane Smith Well-Known Member

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    Dec 1, 2019
    Missouri, USA
    :D
     
  14. NephriteLamanchas

    NephriteLamanchas New Member

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    Jan 19, 2021
    Cody, Wyoming
    Congratulations! Cuties!
     
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