Better pictures will be coming in spring. Please bear with the mess. 🙂
Nigerian Dwarf Does
Senior Does & First Fresheners
Tiramar BZ Mattie Ross
Click pedigree to view larger. Pictured is Mattie’s first freshening udder, 12 hour fill.
DOB 1/13/2015. Triplet. ADGA Pedigree
Mattie is one of my favorite does and a combination of some of the very old, influential foundation lines. She is a great-granddaughter of famous Gay-Mor’s RA Kingwood ++*S and carries with her the strength and width I expect from those lines, just like her great-granddam and dam did. Bazinga, seen on the buck page, is her sire. One of the greatest strengths of her maternal line was width and depth, and I am seeing that continue in her. Mattie is lovely, correct, and strong dairy doe without losing her refinement.
Mattie’s first freshening udder is beautifully attached and really socked on tight. She has nice sized orifices as well. Really can’t complain about this girl’s FF udder at all! It has the best lateral attachments in the herd thus far.
Mattie’s kids are named following a western theme.
Retained in Herd: Tiramar SC Etta Place, Tiramar SC Annie Oakley.
AOF Burt’s Dorothea Dix (blue eyes)
Click pedigree to view larger. Pictured is Dixie’s first freshening udder, 12 hour fill.
DOB 2/25/2015. Triplet. ADGA Pedigree
Dixie is easily the most visually stunning doe in the herd. She’s also one of the most structurally correct. One thing I really emphasize in my herd is width of body and depth of body, and she has it. I also love how smoothly she blends from her neck to withers. Her dam is AOF AJ’s Scarlet O’Hara 3*M, and her maternal granddam is ARMCH GCH Twin Creeks DJ Scandal 3*D 2*M LA VG 89.1, who earned her spot on the 2007 AGS 1 Day Test Top Ten for production when she milked 4.1 lbs. Scarlet’s full sister (Dixie’s maternal aunt), AOF AJ’s Melanie Wilkes 3*M 4*D AR, also earned her AGS Top Ten 1 Day test is all four categories as well as the ANDDA 2013 and 2014 Juju Bronze and Gold awards and milked 1257 lbs in 354 days.
Dixie has a great medial attachment and nice udder texture that is very easy to hand milk. She has a very nice FF udder, I’m excited to see how it matures.
Her kids are named following a southern theme.
Retained in Herd: Tiramar BZ Loretta Lynn.
Tiramar DD Summer Noel
Click pedigree to view larger. Pictured is Summer’s first freshening udder, 12 hour fill.
DOB 7/3/2015. Twin. ADGA Pedigree
1x Reserve Champion Doe
Summer has a nice smooth body, long neck, and gently sloped rump. Summer is very refined and dairy underneath that thick early spring coat. She is an improvement over her dam in depth and width, which I definitely like to see. Summer’s dam was CapraKoza SG Joy to the World. Joy unfortunately had a strange autoimmune disorder that attacked her hair follicles and caused her to go bald about once a year, and I believe it contributed to a weaker immune system as well. Luckily Summer does not show any signs of having inherited Joy’s condition. Summer’s graddam is Rosasharn SP Jump for Joy 6*D 6*M and her grandsire is PGCH Bush Creek Smokin Gun. Her maternal aunt (dam’s littermate sister) is CapraKoza SG Silent Night 7*M AR 7*D, who was #2 on the 2012 AGS Top Ten 1 Day Milk Test for both butterfat and protein as a first freshener. Summer definitely has the genetic potential to put it in the bucket.
Summer’s udder texture is divine, super soft and milkable. Her teats are a good length with really nice orifices as well. This girl is putting in the bucket, too. Can’t wait to get her on milk test.
Summer’s kids follow a Christmas theme.
Tiramar DD Calypso
Click pedigree to view larger. Pictured is Calypso’s first freshening udder, 12 hour fill. Calypso was not enjoying photo day for the body picture, so it really doesn’t do her justice!
Twin. Pedigree link not available on ADGA because Calypso was originally AGS registered.
Calypso is a sturdy yearling with great depth and width, especially for her age, and I am so pleased with her thus far. She’s got that lovely wedge shape with a nice wide rump and smooth topline. Her dam, Chinook Winds CJS Heart of the Ocean was one of the best does in the herd with the best structure and production thus far, milking just shy of a 1/2 gallon a day, but unfortunately I was not on DHI testing at that time. Her maternal pedigree goes back to ARMCH Twin Creeks Baywatch ++*S E who sired nine master champions in his lifetime. On her sire’s side, Calypso’s granddam is Agape Oaks CK Hope 3*M AR. Her great granddam Agape Oaks Amazing Grace 1*D AR produced 1014 lbs in 295 days in her 2008 lactation with 5.6% butterfat and 4.2% protein. I’m so excited to see what this doe can do. She’ll be a first freshening two year old for the 2018 season.
I’m really loving Calypso’s first freshening udder. She has a nice teat size, open orifices, and good attachments. I’m really looking forward to seeing what it looks like with subsequent freshenings.
Her kids are named following an oceanic and mythological theme.
Cedar View Elle
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DOB 6/20/2017. Twin. ADGA Pedigree not available online yet.
1x Reserve Champion Junior Doe
There’s a bit of a funny story behind how Elle came to Tiramar. I was originally supposed to bring home a different goat, but due to unforeseen circumstances, things didn’t work out at the last minute. I believe when things like that happen it usually works out for the best in the end, one way or another, and I think that’s the case with Elle. I’m grateful that Deb of Cedar View Nigerians was so willing to switch things around a bit and suggested Elle as a possible alternative. Even though she wasn’t the goat I was expecting to come home with, I am SO happy with her. She has ended up being my favorite of the two who came to us from Deb’s herd. She’s incredibly put together with beautiful conformation and such graceful movement. She is just overall a refined, correct doe with width, excellent legs, tight withers, smooth topline, level rump — I really couldn’t ask for more. She has great potential for milk production as well. And then there’s her personality. She is sweet, curious, and calm, even in the midst of a stressful move to a new place. Her only flaw is being a loud mouth! I just love her!
Cedar View Nocciola (Polled)
Click pedigree to view larger. Don’t worry, her collar was cut so the dangling part wouldn’t catch on anything shortly after this picture.
DOB 8/10/2017. Triplet. ADGA pedigree not available online yet.
Nocci placed second under Elle in their age group.
Nocciola a really lovely doe with a lot of strength and width, good angularity, and a nice wide rump. She’s got nice tight, high withers, excellent depth, and a smooth topline. Her dam, Little Tots Estate Donoma Moca 2*M was an ADGA 2017 Elite Doe in the 97th percentile, milking over 1,000 pounds in her lactation. (Click the link to learn more about Elite status if you are unfamiliar — in short, it means that a doe is in the top 5% of her breed nationally.) Her maternal granddam, Little Tots Estate Helianthus 2*M, milked 980 lbs in her 2nd lactation and earned a 2014 ANDDA Silver JUJU Award. I’m very excited to see this doe freshen! It’s a nice bonus that she’s a rich chocolate color. I will always have a soft spot for chocolates, as my first doe Brownie was a beautiful solid chocolate, and I think it’s one of the prettiest coat colors. Too bad a chocolate goat doesn’t make chocolate milk! 😉
Tiramar WB Opal
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DOB 2/19/2016. Triplet. NDGA.
Opal is the last of my NDGA registered does. She is the daughter of Sandy and going forward this line will be integrated into my MiniMancha line so that I can phase out NDGA registrations and only have ADGA and TMGR going forward. Opal was the prettiest little thing when she was born, and the thing I love most about this line is how sturdy they are with great hardiness and parasite resistance. Opal was accidentally bred to a MiniMancha buck and kidded as a one year old first freshener with triplets. I normally wait a bit longer for the Nigerians, depending on size, and do not breed larger breed bucks to smaller breed does, so Opal impressed me. I did not milk her as a FF and let the kids have all of the milk. She looks so similar to her dam, Sandy, that sometimes I mistake one for the other and have to do a double take. Opal’s kids are named after gemstones.
AOF Greta Garbo (Moonspots)
DOB 4/2/2017. Triplet. ADGA pedigree not available online yet.
AOF Peggy Bacon (Blue Eyes)
DOB 3/30/2017. Quad. ADGA pedigree not available online yet.
AOF Austin’s Angela Lansbury (Polled)
DOB 6/2/2017. Quad. ADGA pedigree not available online yet.
AOF Elizabeth George Speare (Blue Eyes)
DOB 6/8/2017. Quad. ADGA pedigree not available online yet.
You’ll have to forgive Lizzie, she was soooo not into having her picture taken, but you know how the paparazzi are. 😉
Tiramar SC Etta Place
DOB 4/6/2018. Triplet. ADGA.
AL Thunder Second Chances x Tiramar Mattie Ross
Tiramar SC Annie Oakley
DOB 4/6/2018. Triplet. ADGA.
AL Thunder Second Chances x Tiramar Mattie Ross
Tiramar BZ Loretta Lynn
DOB 4/15/2018. Triplet. ADGA.
Parham Farms DT Bazinga x AOF Burt’s Dorothea Dix