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I just wanted to share a picture of my new buckling and his wether buddy. They left California bound for the eastern US this afternoon. Hopefully better pictures to come!
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They look pretty freaked out at the moment. I hope they are able to relax a bit. Wether on the left, buckling on the right.
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Awww they are too cute. Safe travels for them!
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They are nice. 馃槉
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Congrats on your new ones! Safe travels for your boys! Be sure and post updated pics when they arrive and decompress. What blood lines does you buck come from?
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Thats a long way to travel! Good luck and Godspeed little fellows! 馃槂
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Awe, I hope they make their trip safely and without too much stress! 馃崁馃崁馃崁
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That鈥檚 a long road trip. I bet they鈥檒l settle in and relax. They look really nice. Can鈥檛 wait to see more pictures when you get them!
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cant wait to learn where you got them and more photos. who did you use to transport or are you transporting?
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Aww how cute! I bet your excited now!馃槝
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Congrats on your new ones! Safe travels for your boys! Be sure and post updated pics when they arrive and decompress. What blood lines does you buck come from?
He's from a small farm in northern California. His dam is from Oak Apple and his sire was also bred on the same farm, but is out of Springwater and Twin Pears goats. Both his dam and sire's dam scored well on traits that I'd like to improve on in my own herd and have done well on milk test. And he isn't remotely related to anyone I already have, so bonus!

cant wait to learn where you got them and more photos. who did you use to transport or are you transporting?
I used Medicine Mountain to transport. I don't think my butt could handle that long of a drive. :LOL:

Aww how cute! I bet your excited now!馃槝
I am! I already have him in my breeding schedule for this year, even though he's like twelve weeks old or so.

This is actually my second new breeding buck this spring. The first one just got out of New Kid Jail and is in with my two wethers and keeper buckling. I'll get pictures of him too, we are definitely still in the trust building phase - he didn't have an easy go of it at his last home, so I had to give him a bunch of the yuckies to take care of his cocci load and address his lice and mite issues. He's holding it against me! :( Once he'll let me touch him I'll know the love is there lol.
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He's from a small farm in northern California. His dam is from Oak Apple and his sire was also bred on the same farm, but is out of Springwater and Twin Pears goats. Both his dam and sire's dam scored well on traits that I'd like to improve on in my own herd and have done well on milk test. And he isn't remotely related to anyone I already have, so bonus!


I used Medicine Mountain to transport. I don't think my butt could handle that long of a drive. :LOL:



I am! I already have him in my breeding schedule for this year, even though he's like twelve weeks old or so.

This is actually my second new breeding buck this spring. The first one just got out of New Kid Jail and is in with my two wethers and keeper buckling. I'll get pictures of him too, we are definitely still in the trust building phase - he didn't have an easy go of it at his last home, so I had to give him a bunch of the yuckies to take care of his cocci load and address his lice and mite issues. He's holding it against me! :( Once he'll let me touch him I'll know the love is there lol.
omg! i love oak apple. I have a few from them(three bucks and a few does)....hehe...and they are only like two hours from me. twin pears is a nice small herd. i chatted with medicine mountain once forever ego. i think she charges by the mile or something so too expensive for me :) but she doesnt trailer a lot at a time so its more of a custom service i guess... til-riv has a bunch of springwater does... and his prices are very good.
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They have to have arrived by now, right? How did it go?
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They are supposed to arrive tomorrow evening or Thursday morning! The suspense is killing me!!
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That is so long to be in transit! 馃槸
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It is a long time, especially for young ones. They will need TLC for sure, amongst other things.
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They just arrived about an hour ago. Got them settled in with some hay, a bucket of water with electrolytes, and gave B-complex and probios. They were both kind enough to poop for me so I'll run those fecals tonight. No evidence of any scours, temps are normal, famachas are good. Rumen sounds are good as well.

Cody, the chami wether, is much more reserved than River, the black buck. River is quite friendly and sociable. Cody wants you to know he's there and will yell at you, but is still a wee bit uncertain about being touched.

So far, so good. I'm letting them decompress in peace in the kennel - some fresh air and sunshine is likely a welcome thing. Tomorrow they have the "little pasture" to get used to.


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