I'm so sad...

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by comingsummers, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. comingsummers

    comingsummers New Member

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    May 6, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    I was just doing a CL check today (I check CL almost daily, just to see whats out there) when I came across an add for dairy does and kids, so I just had to click. The add said that they had several Nubians and Sable does with kids for sale and gave a link to their website, so of course I clicked on that :sigh:
    . Well in looking over their does for sale I was very sad to see the condition they were in. All of their hooves were overgrown and all the coats were rough. Then at the bottom of the page was a young doe and I thought "wow that looks just like my little girl Dewdrop". Then I noticed her name and realized she is my girls twin sister :shocked: . The poor thing looks awefull. She just kidded with a single buck yesterday, which means they bred her at four months old. They are lying about her age and saying that she was born 2-3-10, but she was really bred 4-5-10. They want $200 for her and her buckling. I really wish I could buy her, but my husband would kill me if I tried to bring another goat home. I'm just so sad that this girl wound up in such a yucky place. I had to share with people who would know how I feel. Thanks for being here. :tears:
     
  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Gosh, that is terrible. I'm so sorry! I wish you could get her back...do you know someone who could help you out and get her? I'll send a prayer that something works out to get her back or she finds a wonderful home.
     

  3. comingsummers

    comingsummers New Member

    335
    May 6, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    She actually was never mine I bought her mother and sister, but Rain had already been sold by that time so I only got the two. I really don't know anyone around here that could possibly take her. Hopefully something good works out for her. Who knows, maybe my husband will suprise me and say "You must go get her!" I can always dream...
     
  4. lissablack

    lissablack New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Maybe he will.

    Jan
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh man... that is a sad ordeal... :( ....ask your husband nice...you never know.... :hug:
     
  6. Realfoodmama

    Realfoodmama New Member

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    Apr 12, 2010
    Santa Fe, NM
    Can you link the ad? Are they in NM? I'd be curious to look....
     
  7. comingsummers

    comingsummers New Member

    335
    May 6, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    They are in NM. I don't like to publicly badmouth anyone, just because I figure that is bad for me too. I will PM you with a link though. I hope you can get her. Her mom is a real sweetheart and her sister has got a ton of potential. Thanks!
     
  8. bleatinghearts

    bleatinghearts New Member

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
    :hug: I'm sorry. I bet you can't get her picture out of your head. :hug:
     
  9. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

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    Oct 3, 2010
    Maine
    Id be interested to see also, However It would not be possible for me to get her and her new son. It is indeed awful to breed her at 4 months old, but it could have been accidental. I would have at least stated that on my website (I actually have with my doe Jade)
     
  10. comingsummers

    comingsummers New Member

    335
    May 6, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    Well after a couple of days to cool down and a couple of second oppinions, I guess sho doesn't look that bad. Her feet look pretty aweful and she has a little fishtail going on, but she's not on deaths door or anything. However I think the breeding is what really upset me, and the fact that they are lying about her age to make it look better. I wouldn't have gotten any where near as upset if they just said there was an accedental breeding when she was four months if that was the case. So, I guess maybe I overreacted a little, but I can't help it when an animal that almost wound up with me ends up in a sad situation, it just makes me sad. I'm attaching a picture of her and another Sable doe from their site so you guys can see with out me linking everyone. Thanks to everyone for all the concern!
     

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  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It is OK.... to over react ...we all do.... :hug:

    they look like nice goaties..... :thumb: :greengrin:
     
  12. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Her feet don't look all that bad to me. A bit of an elf toe on the back feet, but if her feet grow really fast, they may have missed a month. I've brought goats home with worse feet than that, but if she puts up more ads later down the road with them looking worse, I'd be very concerned.

    Also, some people just get really embarrassed about accidents like young breeding, and would rather not say anything about it. If anything, these people just seem like people who need to learn more about goats in general.

    Hopefully Rain (and the other goats) will be OK, and who knows? Maybe your husband will let you get her-even if just temporarily.
     
  13. comingsummers

    comingsummers New Member

    335
    May 6, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    Well, I spoke to the breeder that I bought my girls from and she said that she knows the woman that has Rain very well. She says that the woman's goats tend to look a little rough this time of year, but are some of the healthiest, happiest goats she knows. She also said the breeding was an accident, and saddly the buckling passed away. The lady has discovered that Rain is an awesome milker and is thinking of holding onto her now. So I guess things aren't as they seemed and that Rain is probably just fine. I'm glad I talked to my friend and that Rain is better off than I thought. Thanks for the support and concern guys!
     
  14. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I have to agree - bothdoes don't look bad off at all.

    Glad you got your mind set a ease about her situation.