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 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.