Your Favorite ND Breeders?

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by redsticker, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. redsticker

    redsticker Member

    115
    May 7, 2009
    SE Louisiana
    I'm just curious... and a little bored, so I thought I could do some surfing. ;)

    Who are your favorite Nigerian Dwarf herds/sites? (You know, besides your own. ;))
     
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Darn... besides my own???? LOL

    Um, End of The Line, God's Love Farm and Fairlea Farm
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    not in any particular order:

    Pocketsized goats
    http://www.pocketsizedgoats.com/

    Phoenix Rising Farm
    http://www.phoenixrisingfarm.webs.com/

    CornerStone Farm
    http://www.cornerstonefarm.net/gtherd.html

    Not directly purchased from but we have been on contact and I like her goats (plus I have a goat with her herd name on it) God's Love Farm http://www.meadowridgekennels.com/gpage.html

    I have not purchased from them but they have nice goats: Tiny Town http://www.tinytowngoats.com/

    Also I have not purchased nor does she currently show but she has nice goats Tukswitt Farm http://www.tukswittfarm.com/index.html

    I am a big fan of local breeders - its the small time breeders that make up the backbone of the ND world.
     
  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I bought my goats from Wildwind Farm (Cindy Dahl) in Ohio, Thorny Ridge (Melissa Wells) in Ohio, Heart-n-Hand Holler (Vickie Tucker) in Ohio, Buttin' Heads (Sue Rucker) in Ohio, Hoofprint Hills (Lisa Beck) in Ohio and Helmstead Mini's (Kate Helms) in Georgia. So I guess those would be my favorites. :)
     
  5. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Anna Brown from www.Camanna.com has some gorgeous nigerian dwarfs. I have purchased goats from her several times and couldn't be happier.

    From what I have seen from their websites (www.oldmountainfarm.com and www.promisedlandfarm.net) I like their goats, but have never purchased anything from them personally.

    www.twincreeksfarm.com Kellye has beautiful nigerians as well and I have a buck from her. I had an issue getting the papers on a buck that she bred from the previous owner...anywho, contacted her and she was sweet as can be and got my papers mailed to me that same week. She's got some great goats!

    I also have a bunch of goats from Rusty Repp of www.littletotsestate.com He has bred some beautiful goats that I just love. We have some goats from him that are just superb!

    I have a buck from www.buttinheads.com that I adore. I have talked with them a bit and they seem very nice and helpful and just seem like great all around breeders. They have some stunning animals as well!

    Oh, and Tina at www.laurelhaven.net has beautiful goats too. Would definatly love to purchase a goat from her sometime in the near future.

    And that's about all I can think of right now...
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    ok how could I have missed Tina! here is my official adding of her to my list :thumb:
     
  7. mnspinner

    mnspinner New Member

    477
    Aug 13, 2008
    You can't beat Promisedland for superior quality, as evidenced by their wealth of show and milk star achievements over many years.
    But on the basis of "favorite" farms, I too love the elegant, stylish look of Camanna. Kaapio Acres (the one doe I have from Kaapio is my most dairy) is a fav of mine, as well as Fall Creek. Breeders who strive for stylish dairy character and milk production get my vote.
     
  8. redsticker

    redsticker Member

    115
    May 7, 2009
    SE Louisiana
    I love the links so far, I love looking at different herds. :love: Each one has a slightly different look, specialty, etc. So many different colors, shapes, bloodlines.

    I saw Old Mountain Farm yesterday for the first time and I'm amazed. Those are some of the best udders I've ever seen. True mini dairy goats!

    Some of my favorites are:
    - http://www.rosasharnfarm.com - I'm sending in a reservation on a couple goats for next spring!
    - http://www.dragonfly.jmkarohl.com - so many styles and colors
    - http://www.lostvalleynigerians.com - I really want to get a couple goats from them.
    - http://fairleafarm.us - those udders... wow.
    - http://www.algedifarm.com - Kalee and Tamara have a small herd, but the quality is superb and they are the sweetest people... answering all my questions even though I couldn't get a goat from them..

    Locally, I really like:
    - http://bluffcreeknigerians.com/
    - http://creekbottomgoats.com/
    - http://www.twincreeksfarm.com/

    There aren't a ton of breeders in my state so I'm counting LA, MS and TX as local. ;)
     
  9. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Dragonfly Farm- http://dragonfly.jmkarohl.com/ Joanne is a great friend and an excellent mentor for us, Im convinced you won't ever meet someone with more knowledge of the breed than Joanne!

    Fairlea Farm- http://www.fairleafarm.us/I really admire Bonnie's program as well- as evidenced by my collection in my herd

    Poppy Patch- http://poppypatchfarm.com/ I know Shannon is on this forum- and just take a look at her goats, she has quite the breeding program going, I can't wait to get my doeling from her next year! :greengrin:
     
  10. mnspinner

    mnspinner New Member

    477
    Aug 13, 2008
    I agree that JoAnne at DF is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to NDs. Great program she has.
    Castle Rock also a great commitment to the breed and putting out 5 star udders.
     
  11. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Some of my Favs have already been listed (Laurel Haven & PromisedLand). I also really like Crookedcedar Farm http://crookedcedarfarm.com/Crookedcedarfarm.html

    I am sure that there are TONS more, but I am drawing a Blank right now.... Will add more as I think of them :wink:
     
  12. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

    667
    Jan 7, 2009
    My Favorites are:
    Rosasharn Farm --love there lines
    Lost Valley-- their longevity in udders is fantastic :drool:
    Twin Creeks-- beautiful animals.
    Olson Acres-- Really nice people and goats!!
    Dragon Fly Farm - Love the udder and bodies on these animals!

    I got more favorites but that's all I could think of now.
     
  13. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    My all time favorite is Caesar's Villa. There's not as many animals produced anymore, but still my fav.

    Twin Creeks, Dragonfly, PromisedLand. My dream is to someday be producing show stoppers. Not to keep them all for myself, it would mean the world to me to have produced spectacular animals that are working wonders in other people's farms. That's my herd ambition.
     
  14. Idahodreamer

    Idahodreamer Senior Member

    Old Mountain Farm
    awesome goaties here! Hope to reserve some kids 2011.....sigh, big dream. :love:
    Dragonfly Farm
    'someday' hope to buy a few kids from her
    Camanna
    getting 2 kids from her 2010! woot, can't wait! Also 'may' be purchasing her Blue Trinity. :clap:

    Poppy Patch
    A 2010 reservation hopeful for me. :love: gotta love Semi Sweet.
     
  15. FarmGirl18

    FarmGirl18 New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Yes she has some very nice ones! I know her through showing, we show at alot of the same shows...I've seen them in person and they are gorgeous!!
     
  16. WalnutGroveFarm

    WalnutGroveFarm Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    I love mine of course lol, but im just getting started but have some really nice goats.

    Buttin'Heads-Havnt bought directly from her but have some goats that has come from some of her goats. Really nice person.
    WoodBridge Farm-Have showed at the same shows as them they have awesome goats.
    Atwood Acres- Again havnt bought directly from them but have some of their lines in my goats, really nice people have showed with them also.

    And so many on these boards that I would someday like to buy from. To many to mention them all. Now if I could just talk my husband into traveling me around to different states to buy them. lol
     
  17. poppypatch

    poppypatch New Member

    144
    May 30, 2009
    Montesano WA
    Have a lot of favorites...sure will forget some as well

    Long distance-
    Old Mountain Farm(nice goats, nice people, easy to work with)
    NC PromisedLand-(nice true dairy goats)
    Rosasharn(of course everyone knows their goats are wonderful true dairy goats)
    Buttin' Heads(nice goats, nice lady, very easy to work with)
    Proctor Hill(many favorite lines similar to what we are working with, a good possibility for future purchases)
    Twin Creeks(our current top proven buck came from Twin Creeks)
    Fairlea
    Dragon Fly Farm

    West Coast-
    Copper Penny(our first ND came from Penny, nice lady and goats, she took over the remaining Ponders End herd)
    Everwood(Penny's niece, she had some very nice champion does, not sure what she is doing these days as her webpage is down)
    Adobe Acres(nice nice lady, small herd but quality, some of the best prices for the quality out there)
    Castle Rock(herd with wonderfully consistent animals)
    Algedi Farm(another small herd but lots of quality)
    Pholia Farm(herd that shows NDs are working goats too)

    Local-
    Honey Goat(no web page but a hidden treasure with the lines they have to offer)
    Purple Camas Farm(some of our top show competition, took over a lot of the Tupence herd as they got out of showing, wouldn't mind taking at least a couple of their does home)
     
  18. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Awe thanks Shannon! That means a lot to me coming from a breeder/herd that I really admire! :)
     
  19. Firestone Creek Farm

    Firestone Creek Farm New Member

    432
    Jul 11, 2008
    NC, USA
    I have to throw in a vote for Old Mountain, too, since I did just drive all of the way from NC to ME to bring back quite a few of her goats! :) I also like Dragonfly (have one), Whitbred (have one), Rosasharn (I have Uproar!!! And I absolutely adore this buck!! He's a sweetheart and built like a freight train. Gorgeous!), Olson Acres (have some), Muddy Creek (have some), NC Promisedland, Dills, God's Love Farm, Crookedcedar, Country Bumpkins (or Ol' Country), Little Tot's, Lost Valley (have one), SugarCreek (LOVE THEM, and I have several of these!)... I can go on and on... hahaha! I love the dairy look--wonderful udders, long necks, sweet faces, good legs. I don't care much for the 'old' look which some of the old CV lines had. Some of the newer ones aren't bad. I have a Gypsy Moon (forgot about Teena! I like hers, too!) boy out of J-nels Simba (out of CV lines). He's nice--a kid now, so we'll see if he continues to be dairy or not. I like Buttin Heads,too, and Kids Corral. Actually one of the OMF bucks I got from Cheryle is a Palimony son! We ended up coming back from ME with 12 goats--1 was for Teena. :) The others are all mine! :) Pics on my website, if anyone is interested.

    Angie