Every since we lost our blue eyed buck kid Donavon I've been keeping my eye out for a replacement. It's not easy finding a blue eyed buck or buck kid that come from strong milking lines that isn't related to the two bucks we already have. In fact I scoured the nation looking for one.
Stephanie at Aura Acres in southern California had some very nice prospects, but they were just too closely related. But after some consideration she hit upon an answer - kids out of a buck she had bred. Mojave Blue or "Mo" is related but far enough back, and to such quality that I just had to take a chance on the little fellow.
Mojave Blue was born on the 13th of February and was part of a litter of quints. Unfortunately the fifth kid was still born and didn't arrive until the following day. Needless to say his dam was not doing so well, so all the babies are bottle babies.
They already had goat transport trip in the works to Reno, NV this coming Friday. And since Reno is closer than the meeting spot we had been discussing, Bekah and I are headed down with a couple of does that we are trading for him and a bred blue eyed doe. Bekah is very excited to have a bottle baby to care for again.