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
As mentioned in previously, Krebs SR Clairify 3*M 3*D kidded on Feb. 17 with triplets, 2 does and 1 buck. Their sire is MT Rivendells Mr. Darcy. Clairify is one of our favorite does from the 2018 season, so we are very excited about these kids. See photos of the kids below. The belted chamoisee doeling will be retained for now, the dark cou clair doeling is sold, and the silver cou clair buckling is sold.
Clairify's Belted Chamoisee Doeling, Retained:
Clairify's Dark Cou Clair Doeling, Sold (Yes, she looks black in the photo, but she's really an unusually dark cou clair):
Clairify's Silver Cou Clair Buckling, Sold:
After making me get up to check her at night for two weeks after her supposed due date (I must have got her service date wrong), Krebs Farm OT Steelic Mist 2*M 2*D AR kidded with a nice doe kid sired by Krebs SR DeClaire *B*S. Not only is this doeling our first DeClaire kid, she is also the result of a line breeding on one of our all-time favorite crosses, Hickory Leaf Claire 1*M 1*D AR x MT Rivendells OLV Oliver Twist. She looks a lot like her dad did when he was little--she's long and level with nice dairy structure under all the fuzz. She is also covered in taupe moonspots. She will be retained for now. With the quality udders and milkability in this line, I have high hopes for her. Anyone have ideas for names? I'm at a loss.
MT Rivendells HW Dove 1*M 1*D also kidded with a buck kid sired by DeClaire. This kid is spoken for. He is chamoise with blue eyes.
The next doe to kid will be Krebs SR Clairify 3*M 3*D, due on February 12. She is bred to MT Rivendells Mr. Darcy. Clairify sure looks like she is going to have three or more kids. She is scheduled to go on 305-Day Milk Test this year.
Krebs Farm OT Clairebelle 2*M 2*D AR kidded this afternoon with triplet doelings sired by CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B. They're rather new to accurately evaluate yet, but I'm thinking that they will all be just as gorgeous as their full sisters and brothers who were born last year--long, level, wide, with high, open escutcheons. Belle's kids are always conformationally beautiful. These three doelings will be retained for now.
Belle is one of our favorite milking does. She has soft texture; a beautiful, well-attached udder that milks out well; large, easy-to-milk teats; and great orifice size.
She is going on her second 305-Day DHIR Milk Test this year. Last year she produced 5.0 lbs. of milk on her 1-Day Test, so we are excited to see how much she'll produce on her second 305. She milks through extremely well.
Sunshine did it again--sneaked in kidding before anyone even knew she was in labor. She had 1 doeling (score!) and 3 bucklings that all look just like their father, CH Old Mountain Farm QuentinQuinn *B.
The doeling is Krebs QQ Eve Quinn (pending). She will be retained. She sure is a plump little thing, and I am already pleased with her conformation. The bucklings are also promising and will be evaluated over the next few days.
The following photos are of Krebs QQ Eve Quinn at about 16 hours old.
Learning to pose for the camera . . .
Who could resist this cuteness?
Photo shoots are hard work . . .
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.