Hello from Oklahoma!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by TheMixedBag, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    I'm a 20 year old (or...like a week from being 20) whose had goats for the past year and a half or so. I've always had at least one Saanen, and the one I have now I've had since June.

    Anways, we won't go into the other goats I've had before (bad luck this year-real bad luck), but I do have the saanen, who's finally registered as 50% grade (the original owners of her mother are anything but friendly when it comes to trying to get her papers). I've also got a registered american Alpine buck and a registered purebred nubian doe, who's due to kid whenever she finally feels like it (it's a guessing game as to what breed the kids will be-she was with a Nigerian buck and a kinder buck all when they thought she wouldn't go into heat). I have plans on showing the alpine and the nubian, but the saanen is purely for milking, as she's something of a conformational trainwreck.

    I might post pics soon...depends on how awake I am.
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Welcome to TGS.... we are very happy ...you are here...... :thumb: :wave:
     

  3. bleatinghearts

    bleatinghearts New Member

    514
    Feb 26, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
    Hi from Alaska! Glad your here. Sorry about the hard time you've had with your goats. We've all had them, that's for sure. Pics would be awesome!
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
  5. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Welcome from PA :wave:

    Glad to have you join us!
     
  6. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    This one's Jenny (or Capricorff Ranch Zelda). She is purebred, but she's only registered as 50% grade Saanen. These pics was from early August, and she had just gotten shaved the day before.
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    This is our buck, Maverick. American Alpine, he'll be 2 next year. The only kids he's had so far are a couple of boer crosses, but his parents were all grands and reserves, and I have pictures of them hidden somewhere around here....The only thing I know I don't like about him is his narrowness.
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    This doe is my just-bought pride and joy. Her pedigree may read like a grocery list, but she should do well in shows. She's supposed to be due next month to have either kinders or nigerian crosses, whoever got to her first. Aside from her ears, I really can't see many faults (maybe someone could help me out with that, I will be needing to find a good buck for her next year). Her udder's a bit wonky right now, but she was dried off recently and not very well. Should have no problem evening back out.
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  7. Mon Reve Farm

    Mon Reve Farm New Member

    612
    Jun 25, 2010
    Southern DE
    Welcome from Southern Delaware! :wave:
     
  8. mrs. lam

    mrs. lam New Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Welcome from Alabama! :wave:

    Gina
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Nice goaties you have there.......... :thumb: :greengrin:
     
  10. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Welcome from Colorado. :wave:
     
  11. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Turns out that nubian doe was still producing...got a pint out of that lower side this morning...since she's due to kid soon, I figured I'm probably better off just evening them out and leaving it, but since she has a nearly-healed staph infection, should I pasteurize it first?
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Please don't milk her anymore... if she is getting close to kidding when is she due?..... her kids need the colostrum...and it opens her up for possible mastitis... if you want to try to even them out... if it is possible... then you can do it when ....she is drying up.....after the kids are being weaned ..... but now... is not a good idea to milk her...if she is about to drop.... :(
     
  13. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    She's got about 1-2 months to go, and I definitely didn't plan on milking her anymore (not with those orifices-it took almost a half an hour). She was supposed to be dry already, but apparently someone didn't do a very good job.

    We don't know the exact due date, all we know is that she was taken a couple of weeks ago to get bred, and someone noticed a kid kicking instead. She definitely doesn't have a big belly (then again, the kids will be miniature, so she may not get a big belly), instead she's got giant fat poofs behind her front legs and across her ribs.
     
  14. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Welcome to The Goat Spot! I'm from OK as well, very pretty goats!!
     
  15. ENC

    ENC New Member

    83
    Jan 2, 2010
    NE OK
    Welcome another OKIE
     
  16. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas