Need opinions

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by goathappy, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Say Something Jilly

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Rio Grandeur

    75.0%
  3. other (please specify)

    25.0%
  1. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Ok, so I was thinking, as long as I am getting a doe kid from AZ, why not spend the extra $$ and get a really nice kid from a more proven doe? :idea:

    So anyway, I'm getting a buck from Montana Sky, with my second choice being Legally Blonde, so those two are out(I wish I could get a kid from Blonde, mom said no related though :( ) So my choices are(note that it doesn't matter whether they have their CH or not, I just want to choose from the better doe)

    choices:

    CH Altrece Breathtaking 3-04 90 VEEV 4-03 88 VEEV
    Altrece Club Wedd
    Altrece Say Something Jilly

    Here is the site: http://altrece.com/Mature%20does.htm

    And if you have another suggestion for a doe please let me know :) And I'm sorry but I cannot afford kids out of Brambleberry(although I wish I could)

    so what does everybody think?

    Oh, here is the buck that I wanted to get a daughter out of, its Sunra:
    http://altrece.com/herdsires.htm
    http://herebegoats.com/sunra.htm
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I really like Wedd...it was very close between she and Jilly,..Breathtaking is a very nice doe also and they all have such a dairy look/conformation but with no rear udder shot of Breathtaking I compared Jilly and Wedd..both are great but I do like Wedd better and her color is a plus it really helped to "see" her udder.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    By general appearance and teat size I go with Jilly

    Breathtaking isnt so breathtaking to me :shrug:

    Wedd's teats are SO TINY

    (note to anyone looking for the does mentioned, breathtaking is one of the first does on the page and Jilly and Wedd are the last two on the page, there are a lot of does on that page)
     
  4. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I voted for Jilly...She has an amazing udder! It would be between her and Wedd for me. Breathtaking is gorgeous, but they don't show an udder shot and I dunno :shrug: The other two really seem to pop at you for some reason. Looks like you'll be buying from a great farm for sure, they all are just beautiful goats. Good luck with your decision!!!
     
  5. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I like all of them. But Breathtaking's udder looks nice and high in the rear and also has a really nice shape from the side. But it is hard without a rear shot. I like Jilly also, she looks like she is a very nice doe.

    Any of them would be a good choice!
     
  6. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    i really REALLY like beige. she is beautiful

    second to her is wish granted. she's a stylish doe

    then i choose breathtaking
     
  7. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I love Wish Granted, I didn't see her before :scratch: I don't particularly like the way they have that page set up.
     
  8. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I think I'll email Alethea and quiz her on some of the does.

    Teat size doesn't matter to me, Sunra improves teat size on his daughters, and Wedd's daughters are really nice, if you look on the Herdsire page under the buck Tulane(2nd buck) the 2 udder shots in the middle are from her daughters. I like Wish Granted but she's already planned AI to another buck :( What does everybody think of Here to Happily? She is the 4th doe up from the bottom. I know her website is a little messy, but she has a lot of goats to show off :p

    I think I"m going to quiz her on Wedd, I looked up her pedigree and she has a few of the lines I have now, as well as the lines that were lost with Caesar: http://adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx ... L001281629

    So many choices :sigh: :shades:
     
  9. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    What is funny is I keep finding new does everytime I look at her senior does page :ROFL:
     
  10. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    ROFL me too :slapfloor: Does Jilly look a bit short to anybody? :shrug:
     
  11. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
  12. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    OOOO I love Rio, and the other two as well. Very nice does!!!
     
  13. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    I'm pretty partial to the first two on the page Extasia and Wild Heart.
     
  14. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Who wouldn't love Extasia! She is gorgeous, but her kids are more expensive than Bramleberry's.
     
  15. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    I love Extasia :) I don't know if she is getting bred this year, she wasn't bred last year.

    I emailed Alethea about the does, so I'll see what she says :)
     
  16. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    okdk, here is Alethea's email back:

    I like that Club Wedd milks longer, but I don't really like smaller does. I like the shoulder assembly on Rio better than I do Savannah and I do like Jilly.

    So I think I'm narrowing it down to Jilly and Rio. Here are their pics so you guys don't have to load the pages(unless you guys have another suggestion) I think I may be leaning towards Rio.

    Altrece Say Something Jilly
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    Altrece Rio Grandeur
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  17. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Oh, I changed the poll options so everybody can vote again if they like :)
     
  18. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    I like Jilly best out of those two.
     
  19. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Haha, I find so many new things on her site every time I read, here is what she said about Rio:

    "She is possibly more correct in mammary than her dam, Dallas.
    Manhattan has freshened with a very round, high mammary with lots of arch and width. Both of these does have a great will to milk, still coming into the milkroom full after 330 days fresh."

    This is like choosing a pair of shoes at a department store :hair:

    Just fyi, Dallas is daughter to Sky, the doe I have a buck reserved out of, Dallas is deceased. Alethea told me this is her strongest damline, so I'm just kind of not sure which to choose now....... :roll: