Saturday, April 12, 2014
Mini Bell's Delivery
As many of you know I scrapped my full sized goat herd for Nigerian Dwarfs. I did this because we no longer needed a gallon of milk a day, I needed smaller goats so I could handle them easier and that the Nigerians give a good amount of milk, if from good milking lines, on way less grain.
Before selling my best full sized milkers I decided to do a little experiment and bred my best La Mancha milkers to my best Nigerian Dwarf buck to get a few mid-sized milkers. Mini Bell is one I got from those breedings. So far I have been very happy with both the Nigerians and the mid-sized goats that have been bred and freshened. I will be doing a post about what I think so far very soon.
Mini Bell freshened with a very nice first freshener udder. However her teats are a bit narrow.
I am so happy all the goats have kidded. All the kids have been sold and I can now just enjoy all the fresh daily milk. I can now also focus on my gardening which will need my full attention soon.
Blessings and Happy Farming!