Got new goats for my birthday!

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  1. Loda Farm

    Loda Farm Well-Known Member

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    Went to the Boer goat auction in Danville Ohio and got three new goats for my birthday. :dance:

    First one is my new registered 100% Boer Billy "Joe"

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    Next is a little Boer cross Doe

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    Last is this Doeling.. Not sure what she is, so any input would be appreciated. I am hoping she will add some pretty color to my Boer herd.

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    Laura
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  2. computerchick

    computerchick Keeper of the Zoo

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    She looks like a little fainter cross. That was a huge auction up there, what was the consigner's name on that little one???

    If she is a cross, if you breed her back to a fainter buck she'll throw kids that faint.

    What a fun bday present ;-)

    Andrea
     

  3. Loda Farm

    Loda Farm Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure who sold her, as she was brought out after the catalog was printed out. I thought fainter cross as well, as I have fainters too. I have a tri-colored fainter billy that I may breed her with next year. Right now my goal is to add a bit of color to the boer herd.

    Laura
     
  4. Loda Farm

    Loda Farm Well-Known Member

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    Andrea,

    Were you at the auction? Next time I go, I will have to find out if anyone from the board is going. I would be nice to put faces to the names. :)

    Laura
     
  5. computerchick

    computerchick Keeper of the Zoo

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    :)

    Her nose and front end 'attachments' don't look full fainter - they ring of boer - based on the pic I can see - but the wedge body shape, markings and ears - even horn shape are saying fainter... keep us utd on the cross back to the fainter when you do it!

    Nice looking 'production' doe though!!!


    Andrea
     
  6. newatthis

    newatthis Well-Known Member

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    They are so cute, love the coloring of the white one with brown face and ears.
     
  7. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    Was that sale fun? I came real close to going but found this herd close by home so didn't have a good excuse to make it. Do you mind telling what you gave for the buck? I was just wondering what the prices were like. I woud have went up there with about $4000........ could you imagine what my DH's face would have looked like when I got home? I'd say a look of pure horror! HAHA!!
     
  8. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    You do sound like me I forgot to mention that. For my birthday this year I bought 8 reg saanens and then for valentines day bought myself a reg saanen buck. Do I know how to pick a present for myself or what?! LOL!!
     
  9. nehimama

    nehimama An Ozark Engineer Supporter

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    GREAT birthday present to yourself! That Boer buck looks real solid! Hey. MY birthday is coming up next month, and I was wondering what to get myself. Hmmm. I'm not wondering any more. Congratulations on the fine-looking additions to your herd.

    NeHi Mama
     
  10. Loda Farm

    Loda Farm Well-Known Member

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    I paid $150.00 for him. Figured that was a pretty good price. He is only 7 months old, so that is why he went pretty cheap I imagine. He has some enoblements in his pedigree, as well as some EGGS blood, so I can't wait to see what he throws. He is registered with the International Boer Goat Assoc., so I need to see if I can get him into the ABGA. Anyone know? He is registered at 100%.

    There was one Buck that went for over $1,000.00. One gorgeous mature Buck only went for $150.00, he was definately worth over a grand. I think he only went so cheap because he was the first one to go. This boy was stacked, If I had the space to bring him home, I would have bid on him, he was just massive. If I was the cosignor on him, I woulda cried that he went at that price.

    All in all, there were better prices if you were a buyer than if you were a seller. Some 100% reg does went for under $100.00. Had I known my Buck was going to be that cheap, I would bid on some of those does. My buck didn't some till toward the end though.

    Laura
     
  11. Dee

    Dee Well-Known Member

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    My mother-in-law aways gets a kick out of the fact that I buy goats with the birthday/Christmas money she gives me. She tells people that most women would buy clothes or jewerly but her daughter-in-law buys goats! Wish I could get a buck around here for that price. Good luck with them.
     
  12. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    Oh man I'm kicking myself@ I wish I had went up there now. I guess I shouldn't have asked.... LOL!!! Boy...... pretty little buck!!
     
  13. KimM

    KimM Student of goatology.

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    Laura, that is one NICE looking buck!! (I'm jealous) :angel:
    I wasn't able to go to that sale, had too many things to do this weekend. Sounds like it was a buyer's sale. Congrats!! The does are really cute too!