We just found out that Zorro tests positive for the B allele, and he has been used on almost all the February kids from last year, so half of his kids should have that allele, which is useful for those with dairies.
We are excited to welcome to our herd Springfield-Oaks CG Zorro Faro, who is all black with a white star on his poll. I have been waiting for him for over ten years, having put a deposit down after seeing Betty Henning’s beautiful doe, Montana, and finding out that she was a color carrier. Betty has graciously allowed us to have Zorro, and we can’t wait to use him this fall. Thanks, Betty!!
After a successful kidding day with 46 kids born to 21 does, we have many available for sale. Saanen- a polled buckling out of Fern and ++*B Nu-Tog-A-Saan Leapold , and then Sable- a bay buckling out of GCH Dream, two bay does out of Dottie, a doe out of Cascara, two bucks, one silver and one black, out of GCH Lark/Haystack (should be good udder bucks), silver buck and sungau doe out of Trill/Haystack, two broken sungau doelings out of Tomato, a broken sungau doeling out of Grape, and several more listed on the pages.
While our Alpine herd is small, it is now even smaller, as SGCH Waiilatpu SDM Sassafras died this afternoon from complications with mastitis. She was a lovely, hard working doe, and we still have 2 grade daughters, Stevia and Sassarolla, and full Alpine daughter, Sassaby, who will be freshening in May this year.
In a stunning turn of events, after mailing the blood samples for pregnancy determination on Cascara, Carillon and Rebekah, Reba came back in heat the next morning and I could have shot her quite cheerfully. On Tuesday night, we got the results for Cara and Cari- both are bred! Cara only freshens every other year despite many efforts, so she’s right on schedule, and Cari is the ONLY doe that Faux Pas settled this year, making him a “One Shot Wonder”. We will be looking forward to both these batches of kids.
We just found out that Trill has earned her SG! Both of her parents are SG as well. Good job, girl!
In a bummer of a major sort, Faux Pas hasn’t settled any does for sure this year, so we’ve had to change breeding lineups and our kidding dates are much later than we would prefer. As of this time, only Carillon and Rebekah haven’t cycled back, but they will be getting either ultrasounded or blood tested to see if they really are pregnant, as all other does have cycled back and rebred to other bucks. The current breedings have been updated as of this morning, 12/9/14.
For those of you who have been here before, you will notice that the site is a bit different. Our old software was no longer supported and having problems, so we’ve switched to a new program, which should be more user friendly for all involved (at least after watching all those tutorials to figure it out!). The site is updated for breedings, due dates, prices, reservations, photos, and now what semen is available. I do still have other bucks available in very small quantities, except for Night, Mote, and Hot Chocolate. Thank you so much for looking!
After a busy day on November 5th, we now have semen available for *B Silver Sage KNOH CocoaNapoleon, *B Klisse’s KNOH ApocalypseofHope, *B Klisse’s KOOH Chocolate Twist, as well as bucks *B Klisse’s TA Haystack, *B Klisse’s TH Geranium, and Klisse’s KNOH Hawthorne Berry, now being marketed by Biogenics! Due to the death of GCH +*B Klisse’s LLB Odyssey of Hope, we have pulled his semen off the market, as well as pulling GCH ++*B des Ruhigestelle Silverado, because I don’t want more than one “silver” type buck being marketed.