What do you think of these Saanens?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by TheMixedBag, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Since we lost our little doeling, I've been doing some looking around for a replacement doe.

    Hoyt Farms has a few does available, in the next state over. The first one is the one I'm looking at getting, a Moonshine x Yesina doeling, who will be weaned and then shipped. She costs about $225, not including shipping.

    The other one is a Zeus x Venus doeling, $250 now.

    I really wanted the Venus doeling, but right now, the Yesina kid is looking to be my best bet financially. What do you think?

    http://www.hoytfarms.com/id1.html
     
  2. comingsummers

    comingsummers New Member

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    May 6, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    Well, for my money I would get the Venus/Zues kid. They both seem to be the better animals. I think it would be worth the extra $25 to get that doeling. Just my two cents. Either way good luck!
     

  3. peggy

    peggy Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    B.C. Canada
    I agree with comingsummers..... I like the Venuus/Zues cross.
     
  4. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    I'd love to get her, the trouble is bottlefeeding AND finding the cash right now. If I get the Moonshine/Yes doe, I can wait and save up for the doe and the shipping, though by next month, I may be able to get Venus' doeling.
     
  5. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    personally i really dont care for either doe, but thats just MHO
     
  6. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    They're not the best of the best, no, but they're the best price I've found so far (at least, with anyone who even has doelings...) and they've got some really good lines, especially on Moonshine. The only real fault I've been able to see on either is a bit of a steep rump, which I'm more partial to anyways, it seems to make kidding a bit easier.
     
  7. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Im seeing steep rumps, hips higher then shoulders and very short pocketed fore udders. Out of all of their does i like astoria and amelia the best.