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Now what you have all been waiting for......other than reicheru's babies. I finally got some pictures.



 

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They're beautiful!!! I want one. :D
 

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OH! Those are very pretty goats. I've never seen Toggs. They look almost like deer. So dainty and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

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Nehi I was thinking the same thing. If I was to get one how would I stop a trigger happy deer hunter from mistaking them for a young deer? Can you get a little layer of fat on a goat for winter protection? I'm wondering if they would freeze to death up here in the winter?
 

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Great looking gals Tog....sharp...Topside
The lady i got them from has more Togg does in the top stock for dairy character than any breeder nationally. She also has a elite buck.

I was lucky to get them. I am planning on LA and DHIR testing this year for my very first time.

Now that I have shown you my girls where are all of your????

I like to see them all.
 

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They look very happy and healthy! I am so used to looking at mine with their winter coats on now...it's nice to see your looking so un-shaggy! Are they friendly with you? I see you have an Aussie too :)
Here is mine in all their shaggy glory
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b...M2bloyYg9vPgY/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=550/ry=400/
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b...M2bloyYg9vPgY/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=550/ry=400/
They are even more shaggy now

Here is my Aussie
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b...M2bloyYg9vPgY/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=550/ry=400/
he has a rough life
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b...M2bloyYg9vPgY/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=550/ry=400/
 

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They look very happy and healthy! I am so used to looking at mine with their winter coats on now...it's nice to see your looking so un-shaggy! Are they friendly with you? I see you have an Aussie too :)
Here is mine in all their shaggy glory
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b...M2bloyYg9vPgY/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=550/ry=400/
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b...M2bloyYg9vPgY/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=550/ry=400/
They are even more shaggy now

Here is my Aussie
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b...M2bloyYg9vPgY/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=550/ry=400/
he has a rough life
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b...M2bloyYg9vPgY/cC/f=0/ps=50/r=0/rx=550/ry=400/
Oh My....Sure does have a tough life...too cute!!!!! Love the goat pics. They are so pretty. I wish mine had multi colored coats.
 

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Nehi I was thinking the same thing. If I was to get one how would I stop a trigger happy deer hunter from mistaking them for a young deer? Can you get a little layer of fat on a goat for winter protection? I'm wondering if they would freeze to death up here in the winter?
I have Toggs, hunters, and possibly similar weather here in central MN.

My Toggs are all locked in the barn from 3 days before firearm season to 2 days after. I have had lots of hunters ask to hunt my pasture because they've seen herds of "deer" ther in the summer. I've mistaken actual deer for my Toggs and walked out to bring them into the barn for milking.

Dairy goats don't need a fat layer. Here, we have snow on the ground from November to April, with weeks of 0 F temps and several -10F or lower days. Goats grow a cashmere undercoat and also create a lot of internal heat with their compost-pile rumens. A goat that is sheltered and has a big rumen and a good supply of hay will do just fine. I do have a doe who is very narrow bodied and doesn't have a big enough rumen to keep her warm on really cold days. She wears a coat for part of the winter.
 

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Now that the pix have finally downloaded on my 12k dialup...

Nice doelings with a lot of dairy character. Look at the long lean necks on these young does, and their sharp withers. I like that lighter colored doeling with the black collar. she is a little high in the rear and could maybe be more level in the rump, but neither are extreme enough to be an issue.

the darker doe with the chain collar looks like she might be narrow in the chest. She is standing with her front feet out, almost a sawhorse stance, which I see in my base narrow does. A narrow chested doe doesn't have the heart, lung or rib capacity for maximum milk production. They can make a lot of milk, but not as much as a similarly bred & fed wide strong doe.

They look like an excellent foundation to your Togg breeding!
 

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Now that the pix have finally downloaded on my 12k dialup...

Nice doelings with a lot of dairy character. Look at the long lean necks on these young does, and their sharp withers. I like that lighter colored doeling with the black collar. she is a little high in the rear and could maybe be more level in the rump, but neither are extreme enough to be an issue.

the darker doe with the chain collar looks like she might be narrow in the chest. She is standing with her front feet out, almost a sawhorse stance, which I see in my base narrow does. A narrow chested doe doesn't have the heart, lung or rib capacity for maximum milk production. They can make a lot of milk, but not as much as a similarly bred & fed wide strong doe.

They look like an excellent foundation to your Togg breeding!
They are both a little narrow for me. The little one you cannot see well is the best of the 3 IMO. I'll see if I can get a better pic of her and see what you think.... I enjoy the eye of experience herdspeople.

Looks like I could use a buck that is big bodied to improve the build of my girls.....
 

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I'll fire up my camera in about three weeks, kidding and milk production will be underway....Topside
 

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togg75, you might want to consider an AI buck, Swiss Chocolate SCP Vladimir, for the future. He is kind of an old-time buck who has a lot of milk, a lot of width on his earlier daughters, and is a grandson of the great udder buck, Diamond Sunshine Reformation. Bluff-Top used Reformation AI to make their good buck Reformation Gus. I don't know if your girls have Reformation behind them or not...

I own Vladimir's paternal half-sister, Paduca. She's a wide doe with a very wide, strong rear udder and a crazy bunch of milk- she should go over 3,000 lbs as a two year old.



Paduca.
 

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I want a togg now... just never seen any for sale any where local. LOL

hahahahaha Scarlet is holding out for 3am in the freezing rain.
 
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