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Made a trip to Indiana :)

Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by Goat Whisperer, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Mar 29, 2018
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Herd Master

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    This is a bit delayed, just so busy around here!

    Last weekend we set off to Indiana. This whole trip got thrown together pretty quickly.

    We were headed up to Muncie, IN. It was about a 10 hour drive. On our way up (Friday afternoon) we made a small detour to southern part of the state, and stopped by @Wehner Homestead 's place to drop off two Lamancha doelings. What a wonderful family!!! The girls will be well taken care of and well loved. I couldn't be happier with where these girls went! The girls were so happy to stretch their legs and eat their bottles. They attached to WH's 2 legged kids right away!

    @wehner It was so nice to finally be able to meet you & your wonderful family (+ Queenie the Toli LOL) :hugs 001.JPG

    That evening we drove north 3 hours to Muncie and stayed at a hotel for the night. I was wiped out by this point. I had only gotten 4 hours of sleep the night prior o_O.

    This brings me to the second part of the journey. That morning we headed out early to go to another farm, so that I can pickup my new herdsire :weee

    It was time to bring in another buck. We have retained from our does and need something to using over Isaac's daughters and Lil' Joe's granddaughters.

    The drive was beautiful! We did however hit some nasty weather on the way back. Not good when you are driving through the mountains!
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    We finally got home around 9pm.



    My new buckling wouldn't eat his bottle on the way home, despite several stops and warming the milk. He seemed okay otherwise so I wasn't overly concerned as he had a big meal before departing.

    That night he still wasn't interested. He is only two weeks old and I was getting very concerned. He had taken the bottle before (I even saw pics), but he was still nursing off his dam during the day. Got a small amount into him and gave some Nutri-drench to keep his energy up. He wouldn't eat off the bottle, it didn't matter how hard I tried. I bottle feed a LOT of kids, so this isn't anything new to me.
    We ended up having to tube feed him. He soon took 2 oz from the bottle. The next morning he didn't want anything to do with the bottle :th We syringe fed him to ounces. After that he decided the bottle is GOOD and has been chowing down since! I can't believe how stubborn he was! We kept in touch with the breeder the whole time (she was awesome BTW). She was as surprised as we were. I am so thankful he is eating well. :bow

    Here is a sneak peak at the naughty little buck! I'll introduce him in the next post :)
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  2. Mar 29, 2018
    Goat Whisperer

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    This is copy/paste from FB (Red text was just added).

    We are pleased to announce our newest addition to Wings & Caprines dairy goats. We had the opportunity to bring this beautiful boy home from Muncie, Indiana. It was a long haul but well worth it! Meet CU AT LIL'RED BARN KEIGH (name pending). Thank you CU At Lil’Red Barn for letting this lovely boy come down to NC! I think he will be happy to be a southern boy [​IMG]

    "KEIGH'S" dam is CUATLILREDBARN DUST BUNNY 4*M (9th place 2 y/o @ 2017 ADGA national show). DUST BUNNY'S dam is SGCH OLD MOUNTAIN FARM CIRRUS 3*M (8th place three year old milker at the ADGA 2014 Nationals)
    Dust Bunny just milked 7.2# on milktest a few days ago! :celebrate :celebrate

    DUST BUNNY is sired by OLD MOUNTAIN FARM KEIDAN QUINN +*B ( 2017 ADGA PREMIER SIRE, 1ST PLACE GET OF SIRE, AND SIRE TO 2017 ADGA RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION)

    "KEIGH" is sired by OLD MOUNTAIN FARM SHYLOH. SHYLOH'S dam is SGCH OLD MOUNTAIN FARM SHYELK 2*M (1ST PLACE & 1st udder 4 year old at 2017 national show) SHYLOH is sired by CH CU AT LIL'RED BARN SPEEDY.

    Pics of Dust Bunny, Cirrus, ShyElk & Shyloh are used with permission

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    I didn't get any set up pics yet. Just giving him some time to settle in first :)
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    Dam: CUATLILREDBARN DUST BUNNY 4*M

    I got so see this doe in person, on her overnight fill. I am so excited! She has so much more capacity than the pics show.
    I am so happy to own her son!
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    Dam's dam: SGCH OLD MOUNTAIN FARM CIRRUS 3*M
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    Sire: OLD MOUNTAIN FARM SHYLOH
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    Sire's dam: SGCH OLD MOUNTAIN FARM SHYELK 2*M
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  3. Mar 29, 2018
    luvmypets

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    Those are some real nice genetics coming to your farm :th:love He is lovely, congrats!
     
  4. Mar 29, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

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    It was wonderful to meet you and your dad too! It was such a blessing that it worked out the way that it did. Sparkle and CeCe will be an amazing foundations for our Mini program! Thank you again for bringing our girls to us and all that you do!

    He’s amazing! I may need a buck out of him and Ruth (or one of her daughters) in a few years when I need to bring in some new genetics!
     
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    Wehner Homestead

    Wehner Homestead Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    @Bruce See the girls didn’t walk to IN, I just couldn’t infringe on GW announcing her exciting involvement.;)
     
  6. Mar 29, 2018
    CntryBoy777

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    It sure looks like the trip was well worth it....tho that is quite a bit of road to cover in such a short period of time...reminds me of jamming gears. Glad ya had a Safe trip and and it sure seems a win-win for all involved....:)
     
  7. Mar 30, 2018
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    Congrats GW... very nice!
     
  8. Mar 30, 2018
    Goat Whisperer

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    That could be arranged :) I just counted... I have FIVE Ruthie daughters and two Ruthie granddaughters :ep
    I'll keep my eyes open for you.

    I'm not sure who is going to be used over Ruth this fall. I'm thinking @OneFineAcre Isaac :)
    His daughters are looking great! I am really liking Red Hot (Ruth x Isaac). Time will tell.

    He is now taking the bottle so well. He is about the same size as Ruthies triplets and loves his new friends.

    Thanks LS, Cntry boy, and LMP for the kind words :) I'm pretty excited
     
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    Bruce

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    How wonderful you happened to have a timely need to drive out @Wehner Homestead's way!!!
     
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    Wehner Homestead

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    Sounds like I’ll have to road trip your way next time!