My dh and I went to NH to look at 2 Nigerian Dwarf doelings...turns out one was an Alpine/Nigerian cross---what an absolute sweet, sweet little goatling! I fell right in love with her---tiny but with really pretty markings and an Alpine shaped face. VERY sweet, calm personality. When the lady bought her mother, she was told she was bred to a Nigerian---she dropped three cross kids...um, about the mother...very pretty, gold Nigerian...my dh totally shocked me and suggested buying her! She was the same price as the kids, and he thought, oooo 3 goats for the price of one! This was because she had been bred earlier this week to an extremely handsome gold Nigerian buck that was on the premises. In fact, she still smells of buck! All the way home, over an hour. My van has certainly been broken in. In spite of all the newspapers, the three of them peed and pooped all the way home! Some nanny berries even landed in the cup holder! I had to change my clothes because they smelled of buck. My dd took her bath and came out with the ends of her hair wet, but when she cuddled up with me on the couch, the top of her head smelled of buck! I wanted to send her right back in to wash her hair but she was too sleepy. First thing this morning, though! The lady said if she isn't pg we can bring her back when she goes into heat again, but claims she has never had to rebreed from this particular buck. The third one is a little gold Nigerian Dwarf doeling with a BIIIIIG bleat. I can hear her now crying for her bottle. (The two little ones sound like little baby dolls.) My kids fell in love with this one. She is so tiny, cute and perfect! My dd will have to milk these girls, she has tiny hands! I am sooo excited! My herd has doubled! The gold mother doe got a little testy with my 5 month old Alpines and Nubian. Some head butting, and she bit the ear of the black Alpine, which I didn't like. Fortunately, my Nubian has her intimidated, so she backed off the others. My three are soooo friendly and calm (for goats, that is) and I think they will all work it out. The Nubian is bigger than the others, very intelligent too. I think she may well end up being the "Herd Queen." I have the two tiny babies in the kidding stall. When would be a good time to let them "run" with the bigger girls? I don't want them to get hurt! Well, I am going on and on like an indulgent mother, so I am probably getting boring now...gotta run feed the babies their bottles! Blessings, Jill!