NorthRidge Farm. Getting into Goats!

Jaime

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Sorry for the lack of updates, Things have been a little crazy around here with getting the barn put up :caf Hopefully now everything is cleared up and we'll be getting our barn built in a couple of weeks :fl

But besides that, we did a little splurging and bought a few more animals :D =D We've decided that we don't want to raise jerseys anymore. So sadly we'll be selling Annabelle and her heifer Bambi. They'll be going to their new home this Saturday. And because we're selling them both, we're buying a small herd of Irish Dexters~! A heifer, a cow who just calved(She sadly doesn't come with the calf) and a steer for the freezer ;) Picking them up the second week of September.
We plan on inseminating both the girls once the heifer is about 14-15 months, So in about 2 months from now :woot Here are some pictures of the lovely herd
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And as for what's new in the goat world, We've just started breeding season :woot So far i believe Hazel, Nutter, Fudge, and our new goat we just added, Demi, Are already bred :D =D My two horned girls, Tilly and Ginny haven't gone into heat for a while so i'm thinking a buck might have possibly gotten to them during their last heat 🤔
Just took them to the vet to get their blood drawn so i can get them tested and confirm whether or not they are actually bred.. Hopefully they're not! I'd like to know who the father is this time for those two 😓


And finally we added 5 more does to our herd! Now up to 19 does and 5 bucks 😳 3 of the new girls we bought are sired by our new buck Merlin, so it's nice to see what he throws without having to wait for 5 months~
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We're very excited to have these two lovely girls in our herd, I absolutely love their confirmations~!
Ophelia, the black one,could use a more level rump and rear leg angulation but i love love love the width, length and body capacity on this girl:love She's about four and a half months old so we'll be breeding her with the rest of the juniors in November. And no, she isn't that big, I had my younger sister help position them for pictures, Shortness runs in my family, I'm 5 foot and my sister is 4'10 😅
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This Is Demi, this picture doesn't do her justice, she's a bit hunched up but she has a nice level rump, good body length and capacity. Could use more levelness in her topline and chine and more length to her neck. But her udder confirmation is to die for! She is bred to our Buck merlin who also has good udder confirmation in his lines, So we'll definitely be keeping any does and possibly a buck from this girl.
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These are our lovely girls that are (possibly) bred


First up is Hazelnut, Due on December the 13th. She's one of our polled girls so we're really hoping for a polled doeling to keep from her :fl
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She is bred to our Buck Cappuccino, pic below

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Next up is Nutter, Another one of our polled girl. She is due on December the 19th and was also bred to Cappuccino
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Demi is due on the 26th, And after her is Fudge, due on December the 31st
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Fudge is bred to our buck, Merlin to hopefully correct her fore udder attachments.
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And our two girls that we aren't sure about, Tilly and Ginny
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I'm also very excited to use our newest buck Or, I should say buckling, Golden boy for breeding. He will be used for our youngest does, Had to show him off, he's too pretty not to 😉
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