Just last week I talked myself into selling my Georgia & Zelda, a mother and daughter pair that are both due in late March. Told myself it would pay the feed bill and make less work at kidding season. Decided on a price. And was all ready to present the plan to my husband.
Then remembered how much I love Georgia's beautiful white newborns, and how someone else may not tolerate her biting after birth, and how they might not know to deworm them after birth.
Well I am gonna sell. I have 9 Buckings
..so far! mg: I keep telling my self..Im not gonna cry...Im Not Going To Cry! But I am going to use the onder:money to buy Registered Goats...so its a trade...thats my Goat Math!
Ugh, right? I have one of my 2019 kids that's really nice for the most part, but has one wonky hoof that I know is genetic. I'd started casually letting people know she was for sale, but.... I have a couple of really nice bucks I could breed her to, maybe get a kid out of her first that has better hooves than she does.....Yeah, I'm bad at this! And I have kept both doelings from my favorite 2019 pairing even though one has better conformation than the other...but the one that doesn't have as good conformation has a much better personality and is a prettier color, so obviously I can't sell either of them Until March when my 2020 kids hit the ground and I'm absolutely overrun
OMG so true! I shared this on my FB wall the other day when I saw it lol! We have a small place, and will be super hard in the months to come/this summer because in order to keep any 2020 kids, we'll have to make tough decisions!
I saw this on Facebook too! I try to scroll past quickly because we are trying to sell 8-10 adult does this year to make room for our new additions. I’m trying not to think too hard about it, or I might try to keep them all. I’ve already taken one off the sale list! Lol
So very true! Whenever I sell one I automatically think I need to fill the vacancy. I have a couple of does I plan on selling this summer but it will be tough. And I know I’m going to keep several kids from this years crop.