New additions.....Saanans!

Discussion in 'Goats' started by ozark_jewels, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ok, I have seriously gotten into the Saanan thing now. And I'm excited about these does!! :dance: Bought three does and a young buckling from Roach's Saanans in Kansas yesterday. They are just milked out in these pictures and I noticed after downloading the pics that I had their back feet on a slight rise.....<sigh>.....but it will give you some idea of what they look like. They are not as small as these pictures make them look...Sarah holding them is almost 6' tall. :)

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    Roach's Saanans Rosemary, four years old.

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    Roach's Saanans Tanner, two years old. Been fresh since March 2005 as they milk them through their first year.

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    Roach's Saanans Vanessa, dry yearling.

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    All three running from my LGD's(they have not been used to dogs).

    Tanner and Vanessa are a bit flighty after their move to a larger herd, but they are settling in. Rosemary is a big sweetheart. Ran out of room on the camera for the young buckling. He is just two months old so in in with my late kids. Good thing I already have a young Saanan buck to breed with this fall, as this buckling will not be old enough. :nerd:
     
  2. lgslgs

    lgslgs Well-Known Member

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    Very pretty - but how can you tell them apart?

    :)

    Lynda
     

  3. ozark_jewels

    ozark_jewels Well-Known Member Supporter

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    One wonders how breeders with large herds of Saanans *can* tell them apart without collars, eh?? Thankfully, these girls all have different shapes, different faces and their udders are shaped differently. From a distance?? Its not so easy! Same way with my white Lamanchas....... :)
     
  4. Cat

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    Adorable! We had 10 of the flightiest little Saanens once upon a time, most adorable little bright white babies.

    I'll be darned if I don't get back into goats in the near future - you people and your goat pics!!! :grump:
     
  5. tioga12

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    They are BEAUTIFUL!!! Congratulations.
    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  6. christij

    christij Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!! Yu are si kucky to have so mant goats!!
     
  7. Patty0315

    Patty0315 Well-Known Member

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    I just got 3 new does also. I will have to take some pictures. Now to find bucks near bye. I may breed to a sable this year. Same great saanen personality but with color. I hate having to use sunblock on udders.

    Nice girls by the way.

    Patty
     
  8. Carrie C

    Carrie C Well-Known Member

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    I love saanens...had one once...too noisey so I had to give her back...went to very quiet nubians :) I have Sunny and her grandaughter...both nearly silent nubians! Really!
    I like your pictures of your saanens, reminds me of my old girl...
    Best wishes!
    ~Carrie
     
  9. pookshollow

    pookshollow Pook's Hollow

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    Very nice goats - congratulations!

    It's interesting that you say they milk them through their first year. My Saanen, Polly, was a first freshener when I bought her last October. I bred her in January, and I had a hard time getting her to dry off before she kidded. I'm thinking of letting her milk through this time. I guess that's common with Saanens?

    Really? Mine are the quietest of the bunch. Polly is only noisy when she's in heat (and then she's really noisy - for four days!)
     
  10. MoCrafter

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    Beautiful Saanens Emily. I love my two and can hardly wait till they kid next spring, so I can start milking them.

    Winona
     
  11. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    Nice!
    I am a saanen lover myself. Mine are all generally quiet.... Great milkers and very sweet. Milked yours yet? Mine are great to milk..... very easy but w/ quantity.
     
  12. Patty0315

    Patty0315 Well-Known Member

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    Not only are they hard to dry up they tend to let anything nurse!
     
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    You can't beat a deal like that if you've got someone in need of a mum! The only Saanen I milked was for a friend once whose entire herd was wild as a hare, the only thing I noticed was how nice it was having lap-goats!
     
  14. cowgirlracer

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    Emily they are beautiful. I think you will love the breed. The are quiet, gentle, and have very nice milking manners. I love my Saanens.

    Anne
     
  15. Jillis

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    I have one Saanen. We named her "Lambkin" when she was a baby because she looked like a little white lamb. She is very affectionate and likes to just stand on the fence while I pet and scratch her head. One of the few who comes to me when I don't have any treats. She hasn't been bred yet buy her udder and spiggots look quite promising.
     
  16. pookshollow

    pookshollow Pook's Hollow

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    Not mine! She swings her head and makes "gollum" noises at any kids that aren't hers (not to mention anyone who dares to eat "her" hay - man, that goat can eat!)

    She is quietly affectionate. She'll come and stand against my leg, and if I stroke her, she closes her eyes in pleasure. Everybody else wants to climb on me, chew on my clothes, my hair, my boots . . . Oh yes, and she likes to snuffle in my ear, and lick my cheek sometimes.

    I love my goats! :angel:
     
  17. Tabitha

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    just lovely. I like Saanens especially.
     
  18. GoldenWood Farm

    GoldenWood Farm Legally blonde! Supporter

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    One of these days I want to get a saanen milking doe. Just for fun...I have had almost every dairy breed except for Toggs and Saanens. I have been around toggs before and they remind me of alpines. But I have never been around Saanens that much. Hmmm....maybe next spring I will raise me out a little saanen doe :p .

    MotherClucker
     
  19. copperpennykids

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    Beautiful girls. I especially like the 4 year old and the yearling. Very dairy with great rear angulation. They also look uphill :) .
    We raise Saanens and are thoroughly addicted. Quiet and sweet and lots and lots of milk. Their will to milk is truly phenomenol.

    Congratulations again!

    Copper Penny Queen
    Whey-to-Go Saanens

    P.S. My daughters can tell the goats apart, but I mix up mother/daughters as their faces are so similar. I can tell who everyone are by looking at their udders! :rolleyes: