Farm History

Breeding LaManchas since 2001 and Nigerians since 2003. Just through the purest luck I started out with a very pretty and milky LaMancha doe, a retired 4H goat named The Stormer’s Chocolote. This doe, Coco, was out of a Lucky Star doe and by a 7 Cedars buck. Unbeknownst to me at the time, they were two of the premier LaMancha herds in the area, if not the country. I bought Coco in the Little Nickel for $50; she came with a sweet, goofy wether named Brian. From those humble beginnings Nigerians were added and the farm morphed into a Grade A Dairy by 2008, selling cheese and cajeta around the area, everywhere from the Pacific Grill in Tacoma to the late lamented Key Peninsula Farmer’s Market to the old Terry’s Berries in Puyallup. I now specialize in classes and no longer hold the WSDA license but still – and always did – breed for milk first. The rest follows.

The herd is vaccinated for CDT, all breeding stock tested CAE negative. On the Key Peninsula, just outside the old anarchist colony of Home. By appointment only.

For Sale - Breeding Stock

"Bubbles" - from the Belle line

Clover x Starlord

Nigerian Dwarf Buckling; barn name “Bubbles.” Very sweet little guy, well-socialized although he is dam-raised. These are some classic lines, mostly Algedi and Poppy Patch on top, Promisedland and Herron Hill on the bottom, consistently milky and productive. Clover is a 9-year-old Belle line buckskin doe (a Boxcar Betty daughter), still going strong, milks well and kids very easily. Bubbles is blond/gold with white splashes and blue eyes. He has turned into kind of a porkchop because he doesn’t believe in going easy on the milk, but he was sleek and dairy when he was born. I would expect his daughters to be very milky with a nice dairy disposition and in it for the long haul. $500 picked up at the farm. Disbudded, will have cocci prevention and cdt. CAE negative herd. A bit hard to get a picture of this guy because he is so friendly, he comes bouncing toward the camera as soon as he sees you. Nothing like Seattle April sunshine to put the springs in the baby legs.

Herron Hill CB Blue Clover + Poppy Patch OR Starlord

"Bluebell" - from the Belle line

Clover x Starlord

Nigerian Dwarf doeling; Herron Hill Holland Park; barn name “Bluebell.” Beautiful little girl, well-socialized although she is dam-raised. These are some classic Herron Hill lines, mostly Algedi and Poppy Patch on top, Promisedland and Herron Hill on the bottom, consistently milky and productive. Clover is a 9-year-old Belle line buckskin doe (a Boxcar Betty daughter), still going strong, milks well and kids very easily. DNA Pending. $400 picked up at the farm. Disbudded, will have cocci prevention and cdt. CAE negative herd. Black & White; Blue eyes.

Herron Hill CB Blue Clover + Poppy Patch OR Starlord

Breedings, Spring/Summer 2021

Nigerian Dwarf

WEMBLEY is a prima donna. But she is quite pretty and a good milker. But she is still a prima donna, possibly the most prima of all the Nigerian donnas here. Anyway we have no idea who she is bred to because she broke into the buck pen. She has a date with DNA in the near future. She usually has three or four kids, so we’ll see. In personality she is nothing like her mother, the dear departed stoic, usually silent Boxcar Betty. Except for the blue eyes and the splashy colors. She has one of the best Nigerian udders in the herd. And there have been some pretty good ones.

Herron Hill Wembley Central (named for the train station just north of London on the Bakerloo Line.)

https://www.adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=D001926749

Georgia Boots X Starlord

GEORGIA BOOTS is far and away the wackiest little doe here, please note in looking at the pictures that she has never taken a good photo, she manages to turn catawampus or stick a tongue out or mule-twitch her ears whenever there is a camera near. Every. Single. Time. 

Nonetheless she is a pretty doe from interesting lines and the friendliest doe on the farm, very jealous if anyone else gets scratches. She is a promising miker but I wouldn’t say she has hit her stride. Expecting great things though. A bit of Proctor Hill and J-Nels mixed, along with some Dragonfly not too far back in the pedigree.

Early June kidding.

 

https://www.adgagenetics.org/PlannedPedigreePrint.aspx?SireNum=D001816325&DamNum=D001781081

 

 

 

Contact us for more info on breedings and reservations.

WETHERS

WETHERS (fixed males) make delightful pets. Every year we have wethers available, $125 or $200 a pair. They need a buddy, so singles can only go to homes which already have at least one other goat. They tend to be snapped up quickly so it is best to reserve in advance if you are interested.

Herron Hill – on the Key Peninsula a little over an hour west and south of Seattle. Breeding purebred Nigerian Dwarfs since 2003. Starting to get pretty good at it.