Sleigh Bell Ranch Ramblin Rose
Sleigh Bell Ranch Ramblin Rose-Myotonic Doe
Color: Red with White Markings
Eye Color: Blue
Sire: Flathead Fainters Joey
Dam: Spiritwood Ranch Riahanna "Rikki"
Meet Rosie! Our newest herd member is another short hair myotonic we welcomed to our home from our neighbors down the road, Sleigh Bell Ranch. We are so thrilled to have another goat who doesn't require so much grooming, lol! (Not that we don't adore our long hairs, but...it is a lot of hair to brush these days). Rosie has gone through her initiation stage with the herd (where she gets pushed around by everyone until they decided since they can't get rid of her they might as well accept it).
Rosie is a pretty shy girl, but she has a pair of lungs on her she can whip out when she needs to. She wasn't used to getting touched and hugged so much, but since she is a pretty smart girl she has figured out who gives the sweet treats and has come to the conclusion maybe it isn't so hard to tolerate a little touching too. We love having another blue eyed beauty in the herd and look forward to having many wonderful years with our new little red darling.
Randolph's Krickett-Mini Silky Fainting Goat Doe
Color: White with Brown Boots
Eye Color: Marbled
Sire: Flying J Hotshot
Dam: Randolph's Giselle
Ettie is finally going through a growth spurt for which we are extremely grateful (when your year old kid looks the same as your new two month old kid...you start to get nervous, lol!). Ettie is our new resident comedian and everybody loves her so much we call her Ettie the Entertainer because she is always entertaining us with her personality. She is a hoot! Not to mention, Ettie is very much a jealous goat and will push everyone out of the way just so she gets all the attention on her. What a drama queen she has turned out to be.
Out of all the Mini Silkies here her hair is by far the most unique with it's curly dangle, and while we aren't quite sure how long it will get just yet, we sure do like her unique addition to our herd.
Bowden Goat Ranch MidnightStar (aka-Minnie)
Bowden Goat Ranch MidnightStar-Myotonic & Mini Silky Fainting Doe
Color: Black with White Poll
Coat Length: Long Haired
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 21" Tall @ 2 years old
Sire: MCH Bells Goats Elvis
Dam: Bells Goats Mary Ann
2018 Minnie Update:
Unfortunately for our little Minnie, she suffered a miscarriage late in her pregnancy, so we didn't get anymore precious Minnie/Moose babies to love on this year. Fortunately, Minnie recuperated well and bounced back from her ordeal like the trooper she is. We can only try again this next year and hope that with some herd grouping modifications she wont suffer similarly next year. She is still our resident sweetheart, although she does enjoy playing with her herd sisters Ettie and Mary. Mostly, Minnie enjoys grazing at her own pace and being with her family (and of course giving me warm goat hugs).
Meanwhile, Minnie's 2017 baby DCR North Star is doing super! Her owner loves her to death and much to our surprise, little Pippi (who's name changed from Leylah) is much more chocolate brown like her papa Moose! She is a beautiful little lady now and we are always so excited to keep in touch with our buyers.
Minnie's 2017 Kid (Sire was Triple A Acres Moose)
Single Doeling DCR North Star
(Photos of Minnie's ancestors courtesy of Steve Bell-Bells Goats Farm)
Bear Creek's Magic for Marigold (aka-Mary)
Bear Creek's Magic for Marigold-Mini Silky Fainting Doe
Coat Length: Long Haired (Potentially Extreme)
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 22" Tall @ 2 years old
Sire: Flying J Tazer (MSFGA-4068)
Dam: Bear Creek's Cosette (MSFGA-2425)
Miss Mary once again impressed us by delivering twin bouncing baby goat joys to our lives this year. One strapping boy and one sweet girl! Our very first twins and what joys they were to have around. Both kids found wonderful new homes to go to and we enjoyed every minute we got to spend with them. Rafael enjoyed getting to be the big brother and show his little brother Misu all the fun stuff he gets to do with dad Javi (like jumping on his back, lol). Birdie, the spoiled sister in contrast, was a jumping terror to anyone who stood to close to her. You had to watch your back with that little one, literally. Mary outdid herself with these two kids, but we couldn't expect anything less than perfection from our Mary.
Mary still plays coy with me and very much enjoys giving me the run around when she knows I need to catch her. Meanwhile we did also find out this year that milking her will probably not be a viable option since she very much likes to sit down when you try to do anything with her udders, lol. Trust me, it is only funny the very first time because after that one time it only leads to a mountain of frustration later on. However, we figure we can let her slide on milking since she gives us such wonderful goat kids to love on. C'est la vie!
Mary's 2017 Kid (Sire was Bells Goats Javier)
Single Buckling DCR Rafael
Mary's 2018 Kids (Sire was Bells Goats Javier)
Twin Buckling and Doeling DCR Tiramisu LoveAffair and Bye Bye Birdie
Genesis Acres Lucy (aka-The Queen Mother)
Genesis Acres Lucy-Myotonic Fainting Doe
MGR Registered-B8532 100% Myotonic
Color: White with Blue Facial Markings
Coat Length: Short Hair
Eye Color: Marbled Brown
Height: 21.5" at withers
Dam: Pine Acres Lynn (MGR-A5093)
Lucy is a very sweet, yet independent girl. She has a beautiful white coat that gets super fluffy in the winter. She excels in untying shoe laces and chasing her brother, Billy, around the yard. She is very near fearless and is not afraid to take on our biggest horse Whiskey when she believes him to be in "her space". On our lot, she is the queen bee.
When she faints she does it with gusto and is known for her signature "Faint-and-Rolls" in which she faints, rolls and then gets right back up.
She enjoys eating watermelon in the summer along with anything else you can give her. She is often times jealous of the treats we give to the chickens.
Her passion for food is matched only by her passion for chewing on the horses tails (and my clothing!).
Update (7/8/15): We entered Lucy into the Oregon Virtual Fainting Goat Show and she placed first in her class! We are so proud of our big beautiful girl!
2018 Update: Lucy is still going strong and being the absolute best herd queen we could ever hope for. She runs a tight ship, but there is much love and caring between everyone and we are still so grateful to have our big fluffy girl.
Unfortunately our Lucy faked her pregnancy this year and we didn't end up with any new Lucy babies to brag about (although she did enjoy getting fed like a pregnant mama-our ever eager eater that she is, lol!). However, it seems like Ettie our new arrival from Texas last year has taken it upon herself to become Lucy's adopted baby and we find their sweet camaraderie very touching. They go everywhere together and do everything together. Even our newest girl Rosie can often be found napping next to our Lucy, safe and warm and protected. Ah, Lucy....a mother to everyone.
Lucy's 2017 Kid (Sire was Triple A Acres Chocolate Mousse)
Single Doeling DCR Chardonnay
Lucy the Fainting Goat!