I am getting a head start on tomorrow's post tonight, it is almost midnight and I cannot sleep, sipping my kidney tea so thought I'd be useful :)
Here are some of my favorites from previous kid crops.
Tahitian Moon - one of quads from Danish and Dakota - this buckling got spoiled rotten.
Journey - Zia's sweet buckling from a breeding to Adventure - one of our original herd sires we no longer own.
Christie's doeling Charlotte - we miss her sweet little face, she lost a long and ugly battle to pneumonia .... we are very hopeful to see a repeat - blond does are my absolutely favorite and it just did not get any cuter than Charlotte. If I had a face grace our soap line or farm logo, it would be hers :) The second photo was almost featured of the front cover of Dairy Goat Journal, but the editors opted for a photo of Sebastien with Charlotte's littermate brother.
Truffle - with two wildly spotted brothers she, of course, had to be brown, lol. She will be a 2 year old 2nd freshener in February.
Baby Velvet - one of twin doelings born to Autumn and Dakota. We do like what Dakota produces paired with black does :)
Baby Harvest - sister to Velvet, she inherited her dam's style and sire's spots.
Sebastien with a buckling champ - Christie and Dakota breeding :)
Baby Sahara - Copper can throw some wild coloring but he also tends to give us plenty of roans, this is the lightest color doe we got from him so far - a nice combination of Lakeshore and Kastdemur bloodlines. This is Zia's half sister, she was sold to a 4H owner in south Oklahoma.
Jasmine - Jasmine is the more colorful of Zia's twin doelings from last year and she gives her sire away quite easily - a carbon copy of Copper :) We paired Zia with Dakota this year and we are even more excited what that breeding will produce.
Lavender - a sister to Jasmine, not as flashy but possibly slightly better built than her spotted sisters - we are waiting to see udders to decide who we like better. Lavender has a keen interest in reading as you can see, while Jasmine is more interested in human kisses;)
Gobi - a littermate to Sahara - product of Tanqueray and Copper breeding. We no longer own Tanqueray but she would still be here had it not been for some personality conflicts and herd dynamics issues. We were very pleased with her kids, even more so once they matured some.
Baby Saffron - surprisingly not a Copper but a Dakota doeling and full sister to Truffle.
Honey - Copper's doeling currently "working" in friend's herd in Texas.
Jacob and Hickory - Cocoa Bean and Dakota bucklings and my favorite kids from last year. They are both expecting a first crop of kids this spring in their new homes in Arkansas and Texas.
Cupcake - another Copper daughter from Eclaire, who we no longer own. Cupcake lives in friend's herd not very far from here. This is one of my favorite pictures, very rarely do I get to capture them in motion like this :)
Pink Tulip's and Copper's buck kid - can't deny the influence of his grandsire Kastdemur's Good Deed.