Since the retirement of our namesake herd sire this spring we've been going back and forth about which direction to go with our next king. Well our 7 year old doe Oreo answered that question for us on July 1st.
We purchased Oreo this spring she was sold as "exposed" but had literally just weaned her kids from the previous year so we didn't put much hope into the idea that she could have been pregnant. Well we got her home, and before long found out we were wrong about her. I would never personally breed one of my does that close to her last kidding, but our goats get fed well, and she put on the needed weight that made sure she handled the pregnancy very well. Not knowing when she was bred we had to keep a close eye on her to make sure we were on top of things when it came time to kid. The last week in June she started isolating from the herd, so I knew the time was near. We set up the birthing stall, and since we normally do our kidding in January not July I swapped out the heat lamps with fans to help keep her cool.
The morning after I got the birthing stall ready we got up and Oreo was being very vocal out in the pasture, Oreo is normally a very quiet girl so I knew it was time. I jumped in the truck and drove out to the end of the lane and grabbed my buddies oldest son to come help me get her caught and in the birthing stall. It took us about 15 minutes being careful to not stress her out too much. As soon as I got her in the stall and got her a big tub of fresh drinking water I quickly ran the boy back out to his place and dropped him off. By the time I got back to the farm Oreo had already given birth to these 2 beautiful baby boys. It only took one look to know we had our new herd sire in the making. We'll use a loaner buck this season, but come next year at least one (maybe both) of these boys will be doing all the breeding here at Big B's Boers!
Not only do they have the looks, but they have the genetics to back then up. Their bloodlines include: Max Boer Goats "Two Moon Junction", Max Boer Goats "To the Moon", Max Boer Goats " Makers Mark Heart", Loan Hills" Mr. Makers Mark", Max Boer Goats "Red Hot Heart", and Max Boer Goats "Red Hot $"
Needless to say we're very excited about our new arrivals, and just can't wait to see what the future holds for these awesome little boys!
Thanks for reading, and sharing in our excitement.
Big B's Boer Goats