Currently we have 4 doe kids and 1 wether for sale. All of them have blue eyes and the wether has moonspots too! Pictures and pedigree info on our sale page!
Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for us on the ranch with TWO sets of TRIPLETS born that evening. Shawnea & Midnight had 1 doe and two bucks, unfortunately one of the bucks didn't make it. All three kids had blue eyes. Tanya Tucker and High Tide had three beautiful blue-eyed doe kids.
This kidding took us by surprise and the does were not in the kidding stall so the babies were a bit messy when we discovered them. Because it was so late we let them be overnight, but brought them in for a warm bath and blow dry the next morning.
All Here they are getting cleaned up. We will be posting more pictures once the weather is a little warmer and we can take them outside. All of them will be for sale when weaned.
March 27th proved to be a busy day on the ranch. We were just getting back from vacation when we were notified that two of our does were in labor. We got home about an hour before Dassy gifted us with twins out of Tide. (pictured on the left). The buckskin has blue eyes and has not been named yet. The lighter colored one is tentatively being called "Calico" because that is how I keep referring to her.
Then just before midnight first freshner Violet produced twin blue-eyed doe kids out of Midnight. They have tentatively been named Wags Ranch Midnight's Blue Star and Wags Ranch Midnight's Blue Velvet.
Two down, only 11 more to go!
Introducing our first moon-spotted goat, a lovely 2 year old doe from Coast Wind farms. She comes from a long line of goats with moon spots and has a lovely pedigree too. Looking forward to having some blue-eyed moon spotted kids out of her next spring. Now to decide who the lucky sire will be....
Introducing Lil Bleats S Double the Kisses (aka Dutch) who was born on 6/7/17. He flew in Friday evening from Colorado Springs and we couldn't be more excited to have another Castle Rock Guy Noir grandson in our herd! Check out the buck page for his full pedigree. His dam Castle Rock Mon Cheri scored an 88 on her first freshening LA and we are looking forward to seeing what her second freshening LA score is in a few week. Below are his two grand-dams.
GCH Castle Rock Sarafina 2*M 2*D EEEE 92
DOB 2/10/10 height 21 3/4" at 2 1/2 years
3xGCH, 5xRGCH, 3xBOB
Picture courtesy of Castle Rock Farms
SGCH Castle Rock Wildfire VEEE 90
3x GCH, 3x RGCH
Picture courtesy of Castle Rock Farms
Poppy Patch Evel Knievel ("K") is now at 3HenFarm. Where my friend Rebecca is spoiling him. I now have 3HenFarm WF Ginger who is out of Wags Ranch Pumpkin Pi who was out of my foundation doe MR Ligtning Mame' who passed away last year. She is a yearling and will be bred this fall.
Now to the brag portion - Pumpkin Pi scored an 88 on this year's LA and her two half sister's out of Mame' did well too, with Angel also scoring an 88 and her litter-mate sister Myrtle scoring a 90! These are the first Wags Ranch does to be LA'd that I am aware of and I couldn't be more proud. We had hoped to do LA this year ourselves but a promotion at my off farm job had me working double shifts for a few months and I just didn't have time to prepare. Next year, hopefully will we be able to get everyone LA'd.
And in other news all goats here on the ranch at the end of June tested negative for CAE/CL/Johnes.
And finally, Bristol Blue should be kidding around the 19th of August. She is bred to K and I am hoping for some blue-eyed kids out of that pairing. And Alex's pregnancy test came back positive, so we are expecting kids out of her and Midnight sometime in late September.
Three healthy, handsome boys for Levana and Evel Knievel on 5/6/2017. Of course we were hoping for at least one doe kid, but at least one of these handsome fellas will be staying on at Wags Ranch as a future herd sire. Only the champagne and gold colored buckling got his dam's blue eyes.
Levana's udder continues to impress and I am looking forward to milking her in a couple of weeks. Normally with triplets I wait three weeks to start milking, but even at this point in time it is easy to see she will easily handle nursing triplets and milking.
This is our last spring kidding for the season but we are hopefully that Bristol, Alex and Blush will be presenting us with kids in August and September.
About 10am this morning Emmylou presented us with two very large blue-eyed doe kids out of Tide. Moana (which means deep ocean) on the right was the first born kid. Her slightly smaller sister Cordelia (daughter of the sea) is on the left. At this point we are thinking we will probably o retain both of them.
After being in labor all night long Dassy finally kidded with twins. A very handsome boy and a darling black and white girl we have named Zipporah. "Zippy" will be retained on the Ranch. Her brother is already spoken for as a wether and they both have great personalities and provide us with a lot of entertainment.
First kids from Tanya and first kids from High Tide. Three beautiful doelings all with blue eyes like their parents. The first born buckskin is very tiny, but she was born kicking so I have no concerns about her size. The last born was a bit of a surprise, as she came almost 30 minutes after the first two, and Tanya didn't appear to be big enough to have triplets. Babies and mom are all doing fine.
The following evening Tanya's older half sister Sweet Pea kidded for the second time, but it was our first kids out of "K". I was at ER with my dad, so my 12 yr old daughter midwifed the birth with the moral support of her dad. I was getting text updates at ER and was so excited when there was finally a doe kid after the two boys and then - surprise their was another girl! Quads!! Sweet Pea handled it like the trooper she is and she is being a great mom.
The boys will be available as bottle baby wethers next weekend. $100 each or $150 for the pair.
Jane is a wife, mother, critter-wrangler and works full-time off the farm as well.