The two does I retained. Mini Bell and Amelia(earhart)
The first goat to kid for the year was Twinkie in January. She had been bred to Major Coco. She had triplets. Two does and a buck. I retained the does and gave away the buckling.
Her sister Bluebell was next and kidded in April.
Calfy the doe I retained out of Bluebell.
Bounty kidded in June for the first time with twin bucks.
Milky Whey also kidded in June.
Abundance kidded June.
The last doe to kid for the year was Plenty.
So the final tally of buck to doe ratio for 2013 is.......
Females born in 2013 - 6
males born in 2013 -8
So as of right now....the plans for my herd..... I decided I am retiring Bluebell and Twinkie once they dry off this year. I will not need that amount of milk again. My dad wants to keep them as pasture ornaments and if I ever want any more mid sized does out of them, I still have them. I could always breed them back to a Nigerian buck again. They are both fabulous.
So, what I have decided is all I would like to have goat wise on the farm is. About four or five good bucks to choose from. My two retired full sized goats. 3 good mid-sized milkers and 3 good Nigerians Dwarf milkers. Thats my goal. Now the fun is breeding to get there!
I pray all is going well with you this farming season! Blessings and happy farming!