Clairissa Quinn had twin doelings on April 2. Their sire is Grand Design. Both of them are beautiful, long kids, and very personable already. I think we are going to retain just one because we already have their full sister (Tiger Eye) from last year, but it's going to be tough choosing between the two of them. If you are interested in the other one, please feel free to Contact us. She will come with ADGA & AGS registration.
Photos below are of the doelings at 3 days old. The lighter-colored one has blue eyes. It was a challenge to get them to stop playing long enough to get their photos -- they were zooming around their pen and, as you can see from the last photo, climbing all over mom.
Edelweiss had triplet doelings on April 2. Another beautiful set of kids sired by Brisbane -- we're very pleased with the kids he is producing. And these triplets are so cute! They look like a trio of fluffy little stuffed animals. They have the excellent broad, deep muzzles and width throughout that is typical of the Heidi line (Edelweiss is Heidi's daughter). Two of them are cou blancs with wattles, and the third is a Swiss marked-cou blanc combo. Edelweiss is a doting mother and gives them lots of goat kisses.
Availability of these doelings is tentative (we might retain them all). If you are interested in one if we let her go, you may Contact us to get on the waiting list (note, however, that there are already a couple of people on the waiting list).
Photos are of the doelings at just a few hours old.
Quesadilla had quadruplets on April 2. They are sired by Brisbane and are his first kids. This is a beautiful litter with nice conformation and flashy colors. There are 2 moonspotted buckskin bucklings with wattles (1 of them has blue eyes), 1 buckskin/wattled doeling, and 1 cou clair-buckskin combo doeling with blue eyes. We will retain 1 doeling, and the other doeling will be available with ADGA and AGS registration. The bucklings will also be available after we evaluate if we will be offering them as registered bucks or wethers. If you are interested in these kids, please feel free to Contact us.
Photos below are of the kids at about 9 hours old. The second photo is the two doelings.
SG Pholia Farm HB Claire 8*M AR had quadruplets on March 31. They are sired by Larkstone SP Grand Design *B Elite and are linebred on SG NC PromisedLand Ram-Beau ++B+*S VEE90 Elite and SG NC PromisedLand PAL Paloma 1*M 1*D AR VEEE90. Excellent, milky pedigree on these kids. There is 1 gold/wattled doeling, 1 buckskin doeling, 1 gold buckling, and 1 buckskin/wattled buckling. We plan to retain 1-2 of them, and 1-2 may be available after the current reservation is filled. If you are interested in these kids, please feel free to Contact us.
Photo below is of the kids at 2 days old enjoying a nap under their heat lamp.
Avalon Quinn started our 2023 kidding season early this morning with a set of big, healthy quadruplets, 3 does and 1 buck. They were about 8 hours old in the photo below (buckling is the second one down from the top, and the rest are doelings). Their sire is Grand Design. We will retain 1-2 of the doelings, and the other doeling(s) will be available. They come with ADGA and AGS registration. Please feel free to Contact us if you are interested in purchasing a doeling. The buckling will also be available once we evaluate if we will be offering him as a registered buck or as a wether.
The first group of does is in the kidding stalls. In the photo, we have Budgie (due April 1) in the front of the right row of stalls, Robin (due April 1), and Quesadilla (due today, March 30). On the left side we have Edelweiss in the front (due today), Clairissa Quinn (also due today), and HB Claire (due April 1). Not in the photo are Avalon Quinn (who kidded this morning -- we'll post photos shortly) and Bunny Tracks (due April 1 or 6).
We will start moving a lot more does into the kidding stalls in the next day or two as they get closer to their due dates. Most of our mature does are huge this year, so we're expecting a lot of litters of triplets, quadruplets, and maybe more. We have 31 does due between now and mid-April -- needless to say, we'll be busy. :)
Krebs RTB Pink Parasol - $ 550
ADGA & AGS Registered, papers in-hand and ready to transfer to new owner. She was bred on Feb. 2, 2023, to MT Rivendells TQ Brisbane (see more info below).
See Full Pedigree Here
Born: Jan. 22, 2022
Sire: Gabhran Creek Raise The Bar *B (Dill's B&R Quit Buggin Me *B x GCH Larkstone SP Sky's The Limit 1*M)
Dam: Krebs Farm STJ Edelweiss 2*M 2*D (Sinai Thunder Asher's Judah +*B+*S x KW Farms PB Heidi 1*M 1*D AR Elite)
Number in Birth: 1 Doe
Horn Info: Disbudded
Color: Black & White Swiss Marked with minimal White
Breeding Information: Pink Parasol was bred to MT Rivendells TQ Brisbane on Feb. 2, 2023 (due date of June 27, 2023). Kids may be wattled, Swiss marked, and/or cou blanc/cou clair. For an additional breeding fee of $100, Pink Parasol is available with ADGA & AGS Service Memos for the registration of DOE KIDS ONLY. Service memos may be purchased after she kids so that the buyer doesn't have an extra expense if she has only bucklings. Seller and buyer will sign a service memo contract at the time of sale so that terms and requirements of both parties are understood. Please Contact Us for more details.
MT Rivendells TQ Brisbane pictured below.
I6x8 Livestock Sheds, $ 3945 ea. Brand new. This shed is specially designed for goats, and it will also house dogs, sheep, or other small animals. It will comfortably hold 2-6 adult goats depending on breed/size. Pick up at our farm in Hamilton, Montana, or delivery available in the Bitterroot and Missoula, Montana, areas (extra fee applies for delivery -- please contact).
Built by Ravalli Property Maintenance (RPM Fencing), who are the men of the family here at Krebs Dairy Goats. Same style of shed we build and use for our herd. Goat tested and approved.
Measurements & Features:
- Durable, quality construction.
- Assembled with torx head screws. No nails.
- 6 x 8 foot exterior base measurements.
- 5 1/2 foot front wall height.
- 4 foot back height.
- Includes a goat door and a human door.
- Pressure treated goat shelf covered in durable stall mat.
- Ceiling is covered in plywood to prevent goats from damaging or loosening the tin roof by rubbing it with their heads or horns.
- Wall around the goat shelf is covered in plywood for ease of cleaning the shelf.
- 6x6" Pressure treated skids for ease of moving.
- Pressure treated drop-in end boards with hand holds. When moving, pull out boards for ease of skidding. When in use, drop in boards to eliminate drafts.
- Pressure treated sole plate.
- You paint your desired color.
- Contact Us
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UPDATE 12/24: All the kittens have been rehomed. Thanks to everyone who gave them new homes. We will have more kittens in the spring.
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #1, Photo 1: Female, medium/long hair, adorable tortoiseshell
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #2, Photo 2: Male, short hair, orange & white tiger
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #3, Photo 3: Female, medium/long hair, tortoiseshell with freckled nose
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #4, Photos 4-7: Female, short hair, black & white tuxedo
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #5, Photo 8: Male, short hair, orange & white tiger with white-tipped ears.
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #6, Photos 9-10: Male, medium/long hair, black & white tuxedo (I call him the "little black bear")
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #7, Photos 11-12: Female, medium/long hair, dark tortoiseshell with a lot of personality
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #8, Photo 13: Male, short hair, orange & white tiger
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #9, Photos 14-17: Female, medium/long hair, flashy tortoiseshell
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #10, Photos 18-19: Female, short hair, black & white tuxedo
~ *REHOMED* Kitten #11, Photo 20: Male, medium hair, orange tiger with white chest and paws
Birthdays: All the short-haired kittens are siblings that were born on Sept. 16, 2022. All the medium/long-haired kittens are siblings that were born on Sept. 22, 2022.
These kittens are accustomed to people, farm animals, other cats, and machinery. They are eating moist and dry cat food, and we also supplement them with fresh milk from our goats. Their mothers are excellent mousers and are training them to hunt by bringing them rodents to eat. These kittens would be good outdoor or indoor cats. They have been living outdoors, so they are adjusted to the winter temperatures here in Montana (though they will need a warm place to sleep if they are to live outdoors).
No shots or early spay/neuter. We will not hold or deliver kittens or meet for pick up -- they must be picked up at our farm. No returns or "trying out your pet." Before you consider adopting one, we expect you to be prepared and willing to properly take care of kittens and to be patient while they adjust to the new environment of your home.
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Give your loved one the unique gift of a miniature goat this Christmas! Krebs Dairy Goats offers gift certificates for Nigerian Dwarf goats so that the recipient will be able to pick out their own special goat when they are ready for it.
Nigierian Dwarf goat kids are due to be born from March through June, 2023 (see our 2023 Breeding Schedule for specific sire/dam pairings and due dates). We will have lots of kids available and plenty to fit your budget. Touch bases and let us know what you are looking for. There will be many colors and patterns to choose from, and some of the kids will even have wattles. For examples of some of our past kids, visit our Baby Goat Photo Gallery.
Wethers (neutered male kids) ~ $ 100 each. Excellent choice for pets. Available as bottle babies and will be ready to pick up as soon as they are born and have had colostrum. If desired, they may be registered with the American Goat Society for an additional registration fee of $ 25 per kid. Reserve with a $ 50 deposit ($ 50 balance due upon pick up).
Doelings ~ Starting at $ 450 each. Future milkers, breeding does, and/or show goats. Come dual-registered with the American Dairy Goat Assocation and the American Goat Society. Take home as bottle babies or when weaned at 8-10 weeks. Reserve with a $ 100 deposit.
Bucklings ~ Starting at $ 450 each. Future herd sires and/or show goats. Come dual-registered with the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society. Take home as bottle babies or when weaned at 8-10 weeks. Reserve with a $ 100 deposit.
Adult Does ~ Starting at $ 550 each. Milkers, breeding does, and/or show goats. Come dual-registered with the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society. We will have a number of adult does that are currently producing milk available March through May, 2023. Reserve with a $ 100 deposit.
Kids are routinely disbudded (horns removed) or polled (naturally hornless). If you want a kid with horns, please let us know in advance. Note that horned dairy goats cannot be shown.
How to Reserve Goats:
~ You may pay the full price for a goat at the time we issue the gift certificate, or, if you prefer, you may place a partial deposit to reserve a goat and make the final payment when the recipient of the gift certificate picks up their goat. We will have lots of goats available and plenty that fit your budget. Touch bases and let us know what you are looking for.
~ We accept checks, money orders, and PayPal (or cash if you can drop it off at the farm).
~ Remember that goats are herd animals and need a buddy of the same species for their proper development and psychological wellbeing. Therefore, we only sell a minimum of 2 goats at a time unless they are going to a home that already has goats.
~ If your loved one has not owned goats or livestock before, we recommend gifting them the book "Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats" to help them learn about basic goat care before they get their goats. We are also here to answer any questions and help along the way with tips for goat care and recommendations for the best goat-raising products that are available in our area.
~ If you do not intend to breed and milk the goats but just want some for pets, wethers (neutered males) are the most practical option, as they are less expensive than does but just as tame and sweet. (Note that you do not want unneutered male buck goats as pets, because they urinate on themselves and have a repulsive, clinging odor -- wethers do not urinate on themselves or stink.)
~ If you want a doeling for a future milk goat but don't want to spend the money on getting 2 doelings, a great way to start is with 1 doe kid and 1 wether kid for her companion. Many new goat owners like to start with kids so that they can get accustomed to raising goats before they need to start a milking routine. A nicely sized Nigerian doe kid can be bred at 8-10 months old and start producing milk at 13-15 months old.
About Nigerian Dwarf Goats:
With adults standing generally no more than 23.5 inches at the shoulder, Nigerian Dwarfs are the smallest of all the dairy goat breeds. Their small size makes them practical homestead dairy animals and great pets since they are easy to care for, handle, and accommodate. They are also perfect for 4-H since children can handle them easily.
Nigerians have the highest milk butterfat content of any other breed of dairy goats or cattle. Their milk is sweet and creamy, free of the unappealing "goaty" flavor people often associate with goat's milk. The high butterfat content also makes it ideal for making cheese, butter, and soap. A good mature Nigerian doe can produce around a half gallon of milk a day.
Nigerian Dwarfs are friendly, cute, and intelligent. They can be trained like a dog (even house trained). They come in a huge selection of colors and patterns and are the only registry-recognized dairy breed that can have either brown or blue eyes.
They are also excellent weed eaters and can eliminate weeds like knapweed or tansy from a pasture.
Why Buy From Krebs Dairy Goats?
Whether you're purchasing goats for pets, dairy, breeding, or showing, we will help walk you through the process of raising a healthy, happy goat. We will also direct you to the best educational resources and locally available goat feed, products, and veterinarians.
At Krebs Dairy Goats, our number one priority is to breed Nigerian Dwarf goats that are practical for the small homestead. We participate in Dairy Herd Improvement Registry (DHIR) milk testing to verify the quantity and quality of milk our does produce so that we can make educated decisions about how to perpetuate the best milking genetics in our herd. Therefore, if you're looking into purchasing milkers or breeding stock from us, you're getting goats out of quality proven production lines with the official records to back it up. We also breed for traits related to ease of hand milking, such as large teat size (large teats are vital in Nigerians, as many lines have small teats that are extremely difficult to hand milk).
Along with top milk production, we select our Nigerians for the excellent dairy conformation that exemplifies the true miniature dairy goat. Our goats come out of some of the best showing and linear appraising lines in the country.
Our herd is tested clean of the goat diseases CAE, CL, and Johne's, and our farm practices strict biosecurity to prevent disease introduction.
Sales Info, Terms & Conditions:
~ Please read Krebs Dairy Goats general Sales Information and Policy.
~ Gift-Certificate Specific Sales Policy: When you place a deposit for a goat, you will receive a receipt for your payment along with the gift certificate. The receipt, not the gift certificate, will reflect the credit available from Krebs Dairy Goats unless a specific dollar amount is listed on the gift certificate (this is because some individuals place a half-down deposit with the intent of paying the final amount when the goat is picked up, but the gift certificate they give to their loved one may simply state that it is a gift of 1 goat).
~ Note that deposits are good for 18 months from the date they are placed. Deposits are nonrefundable unless Krebs Dairy Goats is unable to provide the goats reserved.
Please Contact Us if you have any questions. Peruse our website to learn more about our goats.
Krebs Dairy Goats
Krebs Dairy Goats is located in Western Montana's Bitterroot Valley, where we (the Krebs family) breed ADGA/AGS registered Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. We are ADGA Plus members and participate in official DHIR 305-Day and 1-Day Milk Testing. Our priority is to breed Nigerians that are practical, high-production milkers with excellent conformational and dairy traits that exemplify the true miniature dairy goat.