Krebs Dairy Goats is pleased to introduce MT Rivendells TQ Brisbane to the herd. We love Brisbane's exceptional length of body and neck, beautiful proportions, straight, strong legs, and wonderfully soft, pliable dairy skin. He is very graceful on the move, too. His pedigree brings in more of the large teat size that we want in our milking does. And the chocolate cou blanc with wattles is an added bonus. :) We will be breeding Brisbane to a number of does this fall, including some of our promising young does. Find more information and photos on his page.
Brisbane's sire is Old Mountain Farm Toru Quinn (Old Mountain Farm InLikeQuinn +*B x Old Mountain Farm Tsukiko), full litter brother to Old Mountain Farm Tomo Quinn, who has produced such notable offspring as Old Mountain Farm French Toast 5*M AR VEEE90, Old Mountain Farm OctaviaQuinn 1*M AR EEEE91, and Old Mountain Farm BlackTyAffair 3*M AR.
Brisbane's dam is Crazy Acres LKR Mitzi (Crazy Acres MZ Ya Lookin' At Me x CH Crazy Acres HT Strawberry Wine VEEE91). His dam's dam received her VEEE91 score as a 10-year-old. Old Mountain Farm, Dragonfly, and Flat Rocks lines are prominent in his maternal pedigree.
Eureka kidded on Friday with 2 doe/1 buck triplets, and Patty Pan wrapped up our 2022 kidding early this morning with twin bucks. It's been a good year, howbeit busy. We had 89 doelings and 93 bucklings for a total of 182 kids (!), including 11 sets of quadruplets, 2 sets of quintuplets, and 1 set of sextuplets. The numbers sure add up quickly with those sizes of litters. Overall, the births went smoothly, and the kids were healthy.
We have a nice selection of doelings as well as several does available yet -- see the Sales page. We expect to add a few more to that page as we complete our herd selection, so check back as well.
Also, keep an eye out for the 2023 breeding schedule that we will post in September. Some exciting announcements planned. :)
* UPDATE 7/28: Transport date has been moved to July 30. We can bring in goats to the vet on July 29 for their required health paperwork for traveling if you would like to add goats to this load. *
* UPDATE 7/25: The transporter is scheduled to pick up the goats at our location July 29. We will be running the goats to the vet for their required health paperwork for traveling on July 28, so any goat purchases need to be finalized by then to get on the load. *
A local goat transporter will be making a trip to Idaho, Washington, and Oregon in the next few weeks as soon as she fills the load. She still has space available on the trailer if you are located in one of those states and need goats transported to you. The transport fee is $ 0.86 per mile per animal (vet fees for required health paperwork and/or disease testing are extra and vary depending on state import requirements). See our Goat For Sale page for currently available goats. Please contact us with any questions.
Cookie loves babies, and she sure got enough to satisfy even her motherly little goat self this year!
Cookie (MT Rivendells XF Cookie Crisp 1*M 1*D AR) is a capacious, long-bodied doe who has matured with a strong medial and great teat positioning. She is very easy to milk and is one of those goats we'd have on the milk stand just for the fun of it. She is a granddaughter of the late great SG Old Mountain Farm Black Tulip ++*B*S.
One of her bucklings is still available for $ 850 (he's the closest kid in the photo -- also see photo at "Goats for Sale" under "Bucklings"). His sire is Larkstone SP Grand Design *B Elite.
This year we've had an unusual number of swallowtail butterflies on the farm. They are quite stunning floating about on their huge yellow wings. This particularly large and beautiful Two-Tailed Swallowtail was foraging in our flowerbed.
It's been a busy couple of weeks with a whole new batch of kids. Our first Grand Design and Patent Design daughters freshened, and we are very pleased with their udder capacity, teat size, texture, and milkability as first fresheners. Quintus Quinn's first kids were born, and they almost all look just like him -- same color, same length, same style. Now we're just waiting on Mercy (due the 6th) and Pumpkin (due the 11th), and we'll have a break for a few weeks before wrapping up most of the kidding by mid-June.
What I have found interesting about this whole year is that the does are regularly kidding 2-3 days before their 145 day due date. We've had a few kid early in past years, usually in warm weather, but never as many as this year. I sometimes wonder what gets in the air to make them do things like that. :)
We have updated the Sales Page with some of the new doelings that are available. There's also a handsome little polled, blue-eyed, moonspotted, buckskin buckling sired by Grand and out of Peppermint. And if you're looking for pets, we have a colorful selection of bottle baby wether kids (neutered males) ready for homes.
Yesterday morning MT Rivendells TQ Ygritte had quadruplets sired by Larkstone SP Grand Design *B Elite. Quadruplets were a welcome surprise -- we thought she would only have twins again, as she didn't look that big. There are 2 doelings (the chocolate kid and white buckskin kid) and 2 bucklings (the 2 buckskin-chamoise combos, AKA "red buckskins"). Must say it is a beautiful litter. Already looking great even though they are still little fat wiggly newborns. And Ygritte is a wonderful mama.
Both doelings and 1 buckling will be retained for now, and the other buckling is spoken for.
That makes 10 sets of quadruplets this year, and by the look of some of the other pregnant does (especially Cookie and Chantilly), it won't be the last. MT Rivendells AV Nyala 1*M 1*D is next up to kid, due on the 15th.
There are now photos up of all the new doelings for sale. Visit the Sales page to view them, and let us know if you see any you are interested in purchasing. They are American Dairy Goat Assocation and American Goat Society registered. CAE, CL, and Johne's free herd. Located in Western Montana. Nationwide ground transport available.
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.