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.
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.
When I said a couple of days ago that Krebs QQ Strawberry looked like she's got a pile of kids in there, I didn't expect SEXTUPLETS. Yup, Strawberry had 6 kids -- 2 girls and 4 boys. Sire is Gabhran Creek Raise The Bar *B. We've had several batches of quintuplets over the years, but this is our first batch of sextuplets. They are itty-bitty (and adorable), but they are all healthy and doing well. The girls are staying with mom for now, and the boys have been put on the bottle since they have homes lined out for them.
Photos: All taken when the kids were under 2 days old. Kids in the basket are the boys (trying to climb out already, of course). Kids on the hay are the girls (look at those pretty blue eyes). Boys are reserved. Girls are available for $ 450 each, ADGA/AGS registered. (UPDATE: All Sold.)
Hello everyone, and happy New Year! We have just three young goats still available, and they are currently on sale for $ 50 off per goat. The sale will end January 15, 2022, so let us know if you are interested in any of them.
The first is Krebs PD Arabesque, doe born May 10, 2021, on sale for $ 400. Arabesque is a beautiful doeling with a nice flat rump and open escutcheon. Wouldn't be sorry to keep her ourselves. Her sire is Wee3Farms GD Grand Design *B, who is double-bred on SGCH Sugar Moon RB Mine By Design 3*M AR E+EE90 Elite. Mine By Design is the daughter of the famous SG NC PromisedLand Ram-Beau ++B+*S Elite, and she has been on the ADGA Elite Nigerian Dwarf Doe List continuously since 2016. Arabesque's dam is Krebs QQ Arabelle, a long, dairy daughter of CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B (GCH, +B+S pending) and one of our favorite does, Krebs Farm OT Clairebelle 2*M 2*D AR.
The second is Krebs OT David Copperfield *S, buck born January 18, 2021, on sale for $ 500. Besides the *S, he will also pass on a *B to his sons when he is bred to does that are AR *M in milk and butterfat. His sire is MT Rivendells OLV Oliver Twist +S, and his dam is our AGS top-ten milk producer, Hickory Leaf Claire 1*M 1*D AR. David Copperfield is full brother to Krebs Farm OT Clairebelle 2*M 2*D AR. He is a black & tan sundgau and covered in moonspots. Lots of strong milking genetics here.
The third is Krebs LG Boaz, buck born January 16, 2021, on sale for $ 400. His sire is Larkstone SP Grand Design *B Elite (Sugar Moon O Sky Pilot +*B*S Elite x SGCH Sugar Moon RB Mine By Design 3*M AR E+EE90 Elite). His dam is Krebs QQ Ruth Quinn (CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B (GCH, +B+S pending) x Krebs Farm OT Clairebelle 2*M 2*D AR), a gorgeous young doe that we plan to 1-Day and 305-Day Milk Test this year. We retained Boaz's litter sister, Krebs LG Song of Songs, and also repeated the Ruth Quinn x Grand Design cross this year since we liked their last litter so much.
Find photos and more information on these goats on the Sales Page.
We are also taking reservations for adult milking and/or breeding does, as well as doelings, bucklings, and wether kids to be born starting in January, 2022.
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. We also have gift certificates for birthdays and other occasions.
~ Bottle-baby wether kids (neutered males) for pets will be born January through May, 2022. $ 100 each. Reserve with a $ 50 deposit per goat (balance of $ 50 due upon pick up).
~ Baby doeling and buckling kids for future milkers, breeding stock, and/or showing will be born January through May, 2022. These come with their purebred registration pedigrees from the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society. They will be available to take home as bottle-babies or after they are old enough to wean. Starting at $ 450 each. Reserve with a $ 100 deposit per goat (balance due upon pick up).
~ Adult does for milking, breeding, and/or showing will be available January through May, 2022. These come with their pedigrees from the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society. Starting at $ 450 each. Reserve with a $ 100 deposit per goat (balance due upon pick up).
~ Note that our top-breeding-stock-quality goats go for $ 600-$ 850 each.
~ If your loved one has not owned goats or livestock before, we recommend gifting them the book Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats along with the gift certificate to help them learn about goat care. We are also here to help along the way and offer recommendations for the best goat-raising products that are available in our area.
~ Remember that goats are herd animals and need a buddy of the same species for their developmental and emotional wellbeing. Therefore, we only sell a minimum of 2 goats at a time unless they are going to a home that already has 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).
~ 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 males as pets.)
~ If you want to gift a milk goat to a first-time goat owner but don't want to spend the money on getting 2 does, 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 anyway 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 adorable pets and practical homestead dairy animals since they are easy to care for, handle, and accommodate.
Nigerian Dwarfs 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 or butter. A good 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 in which some individuals have 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 buying pets or breeding stock, we will help walk you through the process of raising a healthy goat. We also offer recommendations for the best local goat feed, products, and veterinarians.
At Krebs Dairy Goats, our #1 priority is to breed Nigerian Dwarf goats that are practical for the small homestead. We participate in official USDA 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, you're getting goats out of lines that are proven to put milk in the pail. 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 goats for excellent dairy conformation and strive for the Nigerian that is 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 free 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 terms & conditions Here.
~ Gift-Certificate Specific: 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, or peruse our website to learn more about our goats.
Krebs Dairy Goats is running a fall sale on all available goats, $ 50 off per goat. Visit the Goat Sales page to peruse the goats that are available. Excellent milking and showing lines. Several milk starred does available. Several does have been exposed for breeding to a buck and are available with doe-kid-registration ADGA & AGS service memos.
Note that we are also offering a $ 1300 package deal on Krebs OT David Copperfield *S, Krebs SR Sound of Music (3*D pending), and Krebs LG Chimichanga (1 buck and 2 unrelated does).
We are offering Krebs SR Sound of Music 3*D (pending), Krebs LG Chimichanga, and Krebs OT David Copperfield *S as a package deal for $ 1300. 2 Does and 1 unrelated buck. (Also take individually for prices listed below.)
Doe, Krebs SR Sound of Music, $ 550. Photo below.
Music has one of the sweetest personalities of any goat we own. Her color is Swiss-marked, which is a very desirable color for a Nigerian. She will pass this color on to her offspring. She is an easy kidder and a great mom. Ready to breed for spring 2022 kids. Milk-stand trained. She is out of excellent, high-producing milking lines, and has already proven her own milk production by earning her American Goat Society 3*D award (pending). Her sire is Sycamore SS Rambo +*B+*S, and her dam is Krebs Farm STJ Edelweiss 2*M 2*D. Born June 25, 2018. Registered with ADGA & AGS.
Doe, Krebs LG Chimichanga, $ 400. Photo Below.
Chimichanga is chocolate buckskin and white with blue eyes. She will be old enough to breed in by January (to kid in spring of 2022). Her sire is ADGA Elite--he's in the top 5% of Nigerian bucks for producing daughters with excellent milk/butterfat/protein production. Excellent milking and showing lines on both sides of the pedigree. Her sire is Larkstone SP Grand Design *B Elite, and her dam is Krebs QQ Quesadilla. Born Jan. 17, 2021. Registered with ADGA & AGS.
Buck, Krebs OT David Copperfield *S, $ 500. Photo below.
David Copperfield is an unusual black & tan sundgau color, and he is covered in moonspots. His sire is MT Rivendells OLV Oliver Twist +S, and his dam is Hickory Leaf Claire 1*M *D AR. His dam was on the 2017 AGS national top ten list for high milk production. David Copperfield is full brother to two of the favorite does in our herd. Ready for breeding. Already has his inherited AGS *S award. Born Jan. 18, 2021. Registered with ADGA & AGS.
More information can be found on the Goat Sales Page. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Our herd is tested free of the goat diseases CAE, CL, and Johne's.
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(UPDATE 5/17/21: ALL SOLD) These 3 cute little guys are looking for new homes. They are $ 100 ea. (photos below). They were born on May 6 and May 12. Prefer they go as bottle babies. Can go separately if you already have goats; at least two must go together if you don't have goats already (goats are herd animals and need a buddy of the same species). Please contact us with any questions.
***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.