CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B passed away on September 16. He began showing his age this past year, and his bloodwork indicated that the cause of death was kidney failure.
Quentin's happy-go-lucky, friendly, and cooperative personality made him a favorite, and we will miss him very much. Special thanks to Cindy and family of Wild Wind Farm for entrusting us with this sweet guy in 2018. We always admired Quentin's dam, Old Mountain Farm Tianna Quinn 4*M, wishing to someday acquire one of her sons, and were so thrilled when we found Quentin and added him to our herd.
Since we purchased Quentin as an older buck, we were aware that we could lose him sooner than we hoped, so thankfully we retained a large number of his 2019 and 2020 kids. Currently, over half our herd consists of his offspring: eight sons, 35 daughters, and one granddaughter. We love the refinement, dairy character, long bodies, straight legs, pronounced briskets, flat rumps, and pretty heads that Quentin has strongly produced in his offspring. He has also passed on the signature big, bright, expressive "Stag eyes" of his sire, SG Old Mountain Farm Stag ++B.
Quentin sired 154 registered or pending registered progeny in his life, 82 of which bear the Krebs herd name. The last kid to be born is Krebs QQ The Most Important, whose dam is Krebs SR Gretl 3*M. The Most Important got her name from The Sound of Music movie, where Gretl, the youngest child in the von Trapp family, asked her Uncle Max, "Why am I always last?" Uncle Max answered, "Because you are the most important." Ironically, though we named and registered her in July of 2020 to follow The Sound of Music/Gretl theme and not in reference to her sire in any way, Krebs QQ The Most Important will forever be Quentin's last.
But the future of QuentinQuinn's influence in our herd is promising. Quentin's sons and daughters are beautiful and we can't wait to watch them mature. His daughters that we have retained will freshen for the first time in 2021, and we are excited to see how their udders develop. A number of them are scheduled for milk test in 2021 and linear appraisal in the coming years. Now that their sire has passed, Quentin's sons will be used more extensively for breeding this year. We are already extremely pleased with the 2020 kids by Krebs QQ Marcus Quinn *B. Keep an eye on our 2021 Breeding Schedule as we update it to reflect these farm changes. Many of Quentin's Krebs offspring also reside in other herds where they are beginning to show their stuff, such as Krebs QQ O Happy Day, owned by Alicia Mikesell-Schultz, who won Junior Reserve Champion Nigerian Doe at the competitive 2020 Bitterroot Dairy Goat Association show.
So while we will always miss him, in many ways the story of CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B is just beginning for our farm, and we think it's heading in a great direction.
Krebs Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats is pleased to announce that Krebs SR Gretl 3*M and MT Rivendells AV Nyala 1*M have earned their ADGA Stars on 1-Day Milk Test. Their AGS Stars are pending.
Gretl is a sweet little goat who, despite the fact that she was one of the youngest and smallest does on milk test this year, held her own by producing 3.9 lbs. of milk as a first-freshener. Gretl has since moved to her new home (congrats, Kayla!).
Nyala is a doe we're very excited about with that pedigree of hers. She has a beautiful first-freshening udder that's correct in every way. She produced 3.8 lbs. of milk as a first-freshener. This year Nyala had two handsome bucklings sired by CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B. We plan to retain one of the bucklings, and the other one will be available.
We just heard that Krebs QQ O Happy Day (CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B x MT Rivendells RP O Doo-Dah Day), owned/shown by Alicia Mikesell-Schultz, won Reserve Champion Nigerian Dwarf Junior Doe today at the 2020 Bitterroot Dairy Goat Association ADGA show. Krebs QQ Lilac (CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B x Krebs SR Periwinkle 3*M 3*D) also won third in her class. Congratulations, Alicia!
Krebs Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats is pleased to announce that Krebs SR Chantilly 3*M 3*D and Krebs SR Ladylove 2*M (AGS Stars Pending) have earned their Stars on 1-Day Milk Test.
Chantilly is one of our favorite 2018 does, and this year she had an awesome buckling, Krebs QQ Cluny Quinn *B, by CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B. Ladylove has since moved to her new home, but we retained her daughter born this year, Krebs QQ Little Lady, also by CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B.
We are pleased to announce that Krebs SR Clairify 3*M 3*D produced an impressive 5.6 lbs. of milk on her late-March 305/1-Day Milk Test. She is a two-year-old 2nd freshener. We are looking forward to seeing what her production will be on her 305-Day Test, which will be completed in October.
Several other does also did well on their 1-Day Milk Tests. We will announce who earned their Stars after we receive the official lab readout and registry results.
Want to thank Emma for her clever name suggestion for DeClaire and Misty's doe kid this year--DeMystify, a combination of the parents' names. She is officially registered as Krebs DC DeMystify (pedigree here). The name was also very applicable in that Misty was so overdue that--in my state of kidding-season sleep deprivation--I began to wonder if she was even pregnant! Got that notion cleared up when DeMystify was born.
DeMystify is a sweet, demure little goat. I have high hopes for her.
Several important announcements to make, but the first is that MT Rivendells HW Meadowlark 1*D and MT Rivendells XF Cookie Crisp 1*M 1*D AR wrapped up kidding for now with 2 doe/1 buck triplets from Meadowlark and a single buck from Cookie. Both the bucks are sold, and Meadowlark's doelings will be evaluated (at this time we expect to retain at least one).
So far we have a doe majority with 28 doe kids born to 26 buck kids born. Very happy about that. Kidding season has gone extremely smoothly as well.
Reservations for kids are still available from our upcoming May/June kidding session. We also plan to breed several does for fall kids. Check out the For Sale page to see goats that are currently available.
The following does are the next up to kid:
- Krebs KJ Illusion 2*M 2*D, bred to Krebs QQ Marcus Quinn *B, Due May 17
- Krebs Farm STJ Clairity 2*M 2*D AR, bred to CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B, Due May 20
- MT Rivendells HW Panda 1*M 1*D, bred to Krebs QQ Max Quinn *B, Due May 23
- Krebs SR Periwinkle 3*M 3*D, bred to CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B, Due May 30
- MT Rivendells AV Nyala, bred to CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B, Due May 30
- MT Rivendells HW Hot Tamale 1*M 1*D, bred to CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B, Due June 1-8
- KW Farms PB Heidi 1*M 1*D AR, 2019 Elite, bred to Krebs SR DeClaire *B*S, Due June 2-9
- Krebs SR Dezzie, bred to MT Rivendells OLV Oliver Twist, Due June 5
- Krebs SR Brigitta, bred to Krebs QQ Marcus Quinn *B, Due June 10-16
- Krebs SR Gretl, bred to CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B, Due June 11
***Update 4/13: Pecan and Macadamia are sold.*** Krebs SR Pecan 3*M 3*D and her 2020 doeling, Krebs RD Macadamia, are for sale. $ 1150 for the pair. More photos below. Please contact us with any questions. Also, if you are interested in Pecan or Macadamia separately, please contact us.
Pecan is a two-year-old second freshener. She kidded with doe/buck twins on March 17, 2020. She earned her 1-Day Milk Test Star as a first freshener in 2019, producing 4.1 lbs. of milk on her test (equivalent to about a half gallon), which is excellent for a first freshener. Pecan is milk stand trained. She is an easy breeder and has never had kidding complications. Pecan's sire is Sycamore SS Rambo +*B+*S, and her dam is Krebs Farm STJ Hazel 2*M 2*D AR. View Pecan's ADGA pedigree here. View her page here.
Macadamia has very nice conformation and a great personality. Her color is buckskin with white. Her sire is Krebs QQ Red Baron *B (CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B x Sapphire Moon Farm Lady 1*M 1*D AR).
***Update 3/17 - Sold*** This cute little guy is available for $ 100. He's a soft, pretty cou-clair-chamoise color with blue eyes. He is a wether, and must go as a bottle baby. Please contact us with any questions. More photos below.
Nigerian Dwarfs are miniature goats. Their small size makes them great pets. They are extremely personably and friendly, especially when bottle raised, and are very intelligent (they can be trained like a dog). Nigerians also like eating all kinds of weeds and are good for weed control.
If you don't already have goats, plan on getting two. Goats are herd animals and need a buddy of the same species for their psychological and emotional health. We expect to have more wether kids born in the next few days if you need a buddy for him. Wethers are $ 100 ea.
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Krebs Dairy Goats is located in Western Montana's Bitterroot Valley. We breed registered Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats and participate in DHIR and 1-Day Milk Testing.