| Miniature Alpine Dairy Goats
Miniature Dairy Cattle
Pembroke Welsh Corgi's
God is to come first in all we do so He is here.
Being I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses, I have put a couple of my favorite Scriptures here as we are to take care of His animals.
Proverbs 27:27 And there is a sufficiency of goats’ milk for your food, for the food of your household, and the means of life for your girls.
Revelation 21:4 And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Now, the animals
We are so excited about this news: On 2/4 & 2/5 a Blue Merle Corgi named Echo was AI'ed to our Pembroke Welsh Corgi, MMR Diego for pups on(or around) April 8th. Scroll to the bottom of this page but be warned, your mouth will drop.
There is a new Great Pyrenees pup in the barnyard as of 12/6/15. Yeti is about 10 weeks old and Snow has really taken a shine to him. Pictures are on The Guardian page.
There are also 2 Holstein heifers. Minnow and Willow were born too early but with some TLC, are now thriving at 4 months old. Their pics are on the Mini Cattle page. Minnow is a rare dwarf from both parents being standards.
As for the Irish Dexter's, Red Bull has bred Mahogany for a Feb 22, 2016 calf. He also bred Bess, the Jersey, and she had a heifer on 5/9/15 named Elsa who will be retained for breeding. Bess is bred back to him as well and due March 15, 2016. There is a new Red, Polled, Dexter heifer with Elsa, they will be the start of our mini dairy cattle program for homesteaders. Please go to the Mini Cattle page to see what's going on cause we have some nice dairy crosses and one is from a Dutch Belted cow. We also bought some Dexter semen and it is being used on the dairy cows for calves next summer. The bull used is RED, Polled and all his calves will be Polled.
Sarabi and her last kid 1/2008 at 13 years old.
The herd as of 11/14/15: left to right, Addy, her daughter, Rose, Lily, Memphis Belle(front), Aruba's Legacy(big white band), Chevy Nova behind Legacy(also Nova is Legacy's daughter), Montego Bay(Memphis Bell's mom), Elise with her hind end facing us, Silly, who is the mother to Elise and Boots with her hind facing us as well. Great Pyrenees are from left to right: Snow sleeping, Polar Bear scratching, & Kubby. The White Tailed deer is Fawna who nursed Boots last year.
Here in Stephenville, TX we are joining other breeders across the country to develop the Miniature Alpine dairy goat. This is done by breeding a standard size Alpine doe (Purebred or American) to a Nigerian Dwarf buck. Our herd has been being developed for over 11 years now & we've seen many changes. In my opinion, the 1st and 2nd generations are the best.
For us it happened with a few "OOPS" in the herd. I had bought some Nigerian Dwarf doe's and a buck in 2002 and they were in a pasture by themselves. When weaning time came for the Alpine kids I didn't have a small pasture to put them in as the Niger's were in it. I figured they'd get along and put the kids in with them. NEVER did I think the Alpine doelings would cycle along with the Nigerian doe's. This was when our "OOPS" happened. I noticed 2 of the Alpine doelings were developing udders when they were 7 months old. I just thought they were getting good feed. But 2 weeks later I changed my thinking. Both doelings had twins & that was the beginning of our Mini-Alpine herd. Goes to show that some of the things we don't plan are the best.
I do like natural photo's of animals, out doing what they do, not when they are in my garden though. So some pictures of them are out in the pasture. My herd is CAE, CL, & Johnnies free. I can't say this enough, I DO NOT SELL MILK, OR MILK PRODUCTS!
Everyone look this way. NOW that I have your attention. WHO WANTS TO PLAY?
Below is MMR Diego our AKC Pembroke Welsh Corgi. He will be 13 in July of 2016 and is still going strong.
Echo on the right is expecting pups on April 8, 2016. She is also a Pembroke Welsh Corgi but is a Blue Merle. Although we don't own her, she is here in Stephenville also and as the pups are born I will post pics of them.
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