Better ouctures will be coming in spring. Please bear with the mess. 🙂
Sawdust Trail SG Sandy Mae
Sandy’s sire is Pride of Texas Speedy Gonzales 2x RsGCH buck, and his sire was MCH/PGCH Woodhaven Farms Pepe Le Pew. Sandy’s dam is Brownie, my first doe, and their line is extremely parasite resistant and hardy. Sandy has a wonderfully soft, easy to milk udder with a nice medial, but I would have liked to see more capacity. However, I am phasing out my NDGA registered herd, so this line is being integrated into my MiniMancha breeding program instead. Sandy will be retired after 2018 kidding. Sandy’s kids are named after hurricanes.
Tiramar BZ Mattie Ross
Mattie is one of my favorite does and a combination of some of the old influential foundation lines. Her maternal granddam, Goodwood KW Clara Bow, was the daughter of well known Gay-Mor’s RA Kingwood ++*S. 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. She will be a first freshening two year old in 2018. Mattie’s kids are named following a western theme.
AOF Burt’s Dorothea Dix (blue eyes)
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. She will be a two year old first freshener for 2018. Her kids will be named following a southern theme.
Tiramar DD Summer Noel
These aren’t the most flattering pictures in the world, but they will have to do until spring. Despite the odd stance, Summer has a nice smooth body, long neck, and gently sloped rump. I’d like more rear leg angularity, and a smoother transition on her neck to withers. 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. Joy passed away in 2017 from bloat after a group of does broke into the chicken feed. 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 (Joy’s littermate sister) is CapraKoza SG Silent Night 7*M AR 7*D, and she was #2 on the 2012 AGS Top Ten 1 Day Milk Test for both butterfat and protein as a first freshener. Summer has has five does in her five generation pedigree that have made it onto the Top Ten Breed List for milk production. She definitely has the genetic potential to put it in the bucket. She will be a two year old first freshener in 2018. Summer’s kids will continue a Christmas theme.
Tiramar WB Opal
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. Opal was accidentally bred to a MiniMancha buck and kidded as a one year old first freshener with triplets. I normally wait for the Nigerians to kid as two year olds 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. Opal will be dry for the 2018 season.
Tiramar DD Calypso
Pedigree 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. 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, but unfortunately I was not on DHI testing. Her dam is deceased now, so I’m very glad to have this doe in the herd. Her maternal pedigree goes back to ARMCH Twin Creeks Baywatch ++*S E who sired nine master champions in his lifetime. Oh 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. Her kids will be named following an oceanic and mythological theme
Ozark Jewels Whiskey River (PB)
River is a beautiful standard LaMancha with twelve finished champions in her four generation pedigree. Her lines go back to impressive South-Fork, Kastdemur, Celtic Knot, and Amber lines. River has great width and is developing nice depth as a yearling now as well. She will be a part of my MiniMancha program, and will be kidding as a two year old first freshener in 2018. Her kids will be named following an ‘adult beverage’ theme.
Tiramar VT Gemma (MiniMancha)
Pedigree not on TMGR website yet.
Gemma is my first homegrown MiniMancha doe, though she has a high percentage of Nigerian. She is developing so nicely as a young yearling doe. She has great width and strength even at a young age. As you can see, Gemma missed disbudding. The time of her birth was hectic and I (foolishly) misplaced my iron and didn’t find it until it was too late to disbud. I am strongly in favor of disbudding and do not think it is safe at all for goats to have horns (for the goats or the humans), so Gemma will be having them removed via banding this winter while they are still small and the experience will not be traumatic. Gemma is Opal’s daughter and the fourth generation from my first doe, Brownie, who is now retired. On her sire’s side, Gemma’s great granddam is Agape Oaks Amazing Grace 1*D AR who produced 1014 lbs in 295 days in her 2008 lactation with 5.6% butterfat and 4.2% protein. Gemma will be dry for the 2018 season. Her offspring will be named following an Italian theme.