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I can't decide!!!



This is a Fairlea goat with fairly nice lines.
Sire: Rosasharn's Julius +S
(OTR Magic's M Heracles +S x ARMCH Stonewall's Little Luli AR*D)
Dam: Fairlea Troy AR*D (2 legs)
(Stonewall's Apocalypse Now +*S x Fairlea Electra VG)

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LOST VALLEY TB SALEEN (MCH Lost Valley Tae-Bo+*S "E" x Goodwood Sisley*D "VG")
Bred to Twin Creeks BW Sudden Sea*S and due 4/02/09
 

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Well I know the person with the first doe and we are good friends. I have seen the first doe before and like her. I also saw her dam at the last show I went to and really liked her. Plus she got her second leg at that show. She also milked up a storm.

So I am hopeful doe # 1 will give me more capacity in the years to come.

The second doe I don't really know but she is Lost Valley. They lady is also taking her time on getting back to me. I am a bit concerned that she couldn't feed her kids enough last year.
 

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Bit late now, but when I looked at the pictures, I thought the second doe just doesnt have the udder capacity of the first doe, then when I scrolled down and saw she couldnt feed her kids ... I say you made a good choice with the first one, and I would leave the second one. Particularly if they are both FF in these photos, it is obvious which doe is the higher producer, no matter how pretty the second one is :wink:
 

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I am quite tough on my FF. People often say to me, well it was her first time, so you cant expect the kids to be much good, give her another chance next year. But I look at it this way:

I joined 8 FF this year.
1 did not join
1 raised ethiopian twins
1 raised an ethiopian single
the other 5 raised huge great twins each

Many people told me to give the others a second go. I figure if the others at the same age, with the same care and nutrition, can manage to do their job then they are the ones that will stay here with me, the others will find a new home.
 

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I would purchase the second doe as well. With those incredible lines (and the fact she is bred) I couldn't pass her up.

Just about all FF I have seen have gained capacity with more freshenings. I like to give them a chance to prove themselves. It would be different if her bloodlines were just "ho-hum" but since they are very nice, I'd get her.

If you end up not liking her or she cannot feed her kids; then find a good home for her as a pet or something. JMHO. :)

Whatever you and your mom decide to do will be for the best!! :D
 

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I guess it depends on the quality of your herd compared to her, and the price. I would consider buying her if:

she was a higher quality than my herd (in general)
she was a reasonable price
she is bred to a high milking line

As I said before, I am tough on my FF and I believe that, if some are able to do it properly the first time round, why should I give the others a second chance. BUT, if she would be in the top 20% of my herd, quality wise, and if she was cheap, I would probably buy her.
 

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I know where you are gettinng Fairlea from.

She has more gorgeous goats for sale but I know you have a lot of her lines. Why not get the buckskin and try it out..........or come down here and purchase a buckskin from my friend :D she is only 250.00 and beautiful!!! (discount because her udder may take a couple years to grow to maturity -- her lines grow slowly that way).
 
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