I've been thinking about and looking for a few dairy does around the area and I just cannot find a darn goat that is A). Not registered B). Not 'recorded grade' C). Doesn't cost an arm & a leg OR 1). Doesn't have a full set of horns 2). Hasn't been used to nurse calves 3). Hasn't been raised as a nanny goat/billy goat/tin-can eater. 4). Doesn't have some percentage boer in 'em. Now, I realize the value of an animal that has been bred by a 'breeder', one that has certain standards that they should measure up to, but I have absolutely no interest in a registered goat, and don't want to have to pay a half grand for a kid in utero. I want one or two to provide a bit of milk, a few cute kids, foster a few lambs, possibly, and can handle life on the ol' farm without having to be coddled too terribly much. I want a good dairy doe that is nothing but dairy, either polled or disbudded, and has been allowed to mature fully before being bred and I just cannot seem to find anything in the state of Kansas that fits the bill. Does no one raise purebred grade goats anymore?!? :shrug: When I was young and we had goats we had some outstanding milkers and we raised the kids on bottles and every kid was well socialized, they were all either polled or disbudded, we trimmed hooves and didn't have a registered goat in the bunch. It seems like I can't find anyone that raises them in this manner any longer, at least not locally.