Miniature Alpine Dairy Goats
My body is telling me I have to make life a little easier. Some breeders have asked if I'm selling out so for the record, "I AM NOT"! The only goats I am keeping are: Glory Dancers Full Throttle, a Polled, 1st gen buck, Montego Bay who is retiring when her doeling from Dec. 2013 is weaned, Boots, Silly & Bella are the only adults I am keeping. From the Dec. 2013 kids I will be keeping both of Aruba's doelings(Island Girl & Aruba's Legacy) plus the doeling that Montego Bay gave me(Monterey) & Tequila. Thank you to everyone that has bought Mini-Alpine's from me. There will still be some kids for years to come but very few.
*******NEWS: With much sadness, we lost Aruba in Dec. 2013 after kidding. She had triplets and tore her uterus. The buckling didn't make it but the 2 doelings did. Boots nursed them and they are now weaned. These 2 doelings will NOT be 4 sale.
On April 11, 2014, our kidding season came to an end till Dec of this year. Silly had twin doelings and I am so excited about them. I was expecting a single buckling. There will be photo's of Mona Lisa and Miss Liberty in a few days so they can get their legs under them.
Look down below for links for other M-Alpine breeders. At the bottom of this page you'll find Loma Verde in Oklahoma. Also, the link to MDGA and TMGR, 2 of the mini dairy goat registries.
Sarabi and her last kid 1/2008 at 13 years old.
We are Jehovah's Witnesses so I have put a few of our 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.”
Callie the Calico
The herd of 2013 from the left: Montego Bay, Aruba with her hind facing, Boots scratching with Country Queen behind the log, Chianti center with the white band, top of logs is Solid Gold, behind him on his right is Jetta, front: Sungau is Honey, other side of log from Honey is her daughter Chardonnay, other side of Chardonnay is Silly. Bama is in front of Silly but on the other side of the log, doe looking to the left is a standard Alpine, Ava, right of Ava is Esther and to her right is Mercedes. Great Pyrenees is Roo.
Here in Stephenville, TX we are joining other breeders across the country 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.
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.
The doe on the top of this page is Sarabi, an Alpine/Nubian doe that was my first goat. She was born to Bea Wells in Lincoln, Calif. I got her as a weanling from Dana Hixon, who taught me how to raise goats. Sarabi was born in Feb, 1995 and on April 9, 2010 she died of old age. She will forever be in my heart and taught me so many things in life. I was sitting with her as she took her last breath. I am giving her a place on the site with pictures throughout her life. Whenever I wanted to know what direction to head in to see where the herd was on our 40 acres, all I had to do was call her and she'd answer me which told me what direction to head in. She also was an adoptive mom to many a baby deer and countless kids that needed an extra boost in life. She took each kid and fawn with grace as if they were born to her. She is missed with many tears.
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!
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