LOL Not sure about that.I want to say I feel so sorry for you but I really don't since I know you are enjoying it.
She is rotten Bruce. Spoiled Rotten. NOT by me. I blame @Goat Whisperer and Littlest DD.Yep, SBC loves her Lilly.
Thank you Ridgetop. It was probably the Nigerian we call "Peanut" Her name is Red Hot... her brother is Jalapeno' . She is Goat Whisperers.Wonderful pictures! Brings back so many happy memories! Love those LaManchas. Not sure which goat 1st large picture was - red goat Alpine ears - gorgeous udder!CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!!! WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE TO WATCH!
I hear you on the dwarfs. Although we have pretty good teat sizes on ours. We have brought in a buck that has very strong milk lines- his dam milked 7.2# , 6.8 # on 1st and 2nd tests as a 3YO. That is all I remember. I think they took her through Nationals and dried her off. Not sure but she might have made the elite list. The Nigies belong to GW.I loved our LaManchas. They were medium sized - slightly smaller than the Nubians and like all goats had wonderful personalities.
I agree with you on size. The show breeders seem to want larger and larger show stock (sheep and dogs too) and many times lose the original benefit and purpose. Why put the groceries in a huge LaMancha, when a medium size LM will milk as much and cost less to feed?! Would love to have dairy goats again, but the workload is a killer. If we hadn't started small and then grown into our huge project over 16 years, we would probably never have experienced it. Now that we know how much work it is, not so sure we want to repeat it. But do love the dairy goats. I don't think I would like the miniatures - my back wouldn't take the bending over! Or milking those tiny teats for a couple cups of milk! We miss them though, and bottle fed kids are like little puppies!