Panda and her two doelings joined our herd near the end of September and while Panda got along fine with all of the other goats, she took a strong disliking to Mame'. The move to the new barn where all of the does share a single large shelter just seemed to make matters worse, with Panda not allowing Mame' to come inside.
I contacted another breeder near us about the possibility trading Panda for one of her does and it turns out she had a doe that was being bullied by some of the larger does in her herd. So I took Panda over there this afternoon and brought Liberty home with us. We are certainly going to miss Panda's wonderful milk, but for the sake of peace in the herd it was a necessary trade. And we will be keeping both of her daughters, so her blood line will still be available in our herd.
Liberty is a beautiful blue roan doe, that tends to pass along some of the blue color to all of her kids. Her buck kid this year was a very stunning red, white & blue! And her doe kid was gorgeous too. I can hardly wait to see what the kids from a breeding between her and Sunshine will look like.