Wednesday, April 3, 2013

This year we decided to add to our little herd.  My husband has been wanting for a long time, some meat goats. I wasn't really all that enthused, especially not if it meant Boers, because I'm not fond of Boers.
I did not want Fainters (I know, I'm sounding hard to please aren't I???) 
and I wanted to make sure they came from tested herds.  
For the past 3 years I've been trimming hooves for Serena Kinders in Tome 
and decided, If I'm adding a meat goat - a Kinder it will be

So we bought a lovely doe named Cleopatra (Cleo for short) bred to Top Gun (aka Gunner) 
to begin our own little meat herd.  
Cleo and Gunner gave us 3 lovely kids - 2 bucks, and 1 doe.  
So we have (in picture order) Whopper, Junior, and last but not least, 
Bella who hubby is keeping.  

For those of you not familiar with Kinders, they are a cross between Nubians and Pygmy's (yes, really!!) 
for a nice, easy to keep, dual purpose goat.  They have rich creamy high butterfat milk.
It's pretty exciting to see what God will do with this new adventure.  I think we got in at an opportune 
time as apparently the interest in Kinders are growing and we have it on good authority we 
bought from one of the BEST herds in America!!!


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

So you will be butchering these goats for the dinner table? Or using them for milk?

I'm trying to imagine you butchering a goat, and as much as you love your goats, I just can't see it.

Never heard of Kinders before, but they sure look like some nice animals. I wonder why they're not named Pygmians or Numeys. lol!


D. said...

Lisa, This is his deal. IF HE butchers them, I'll help - I've done it before but don't like it. Usually we just pay Matthew's to do it.
Sadly I'm probably too practical for my own good. The doe's will be used to produce meat AND milk, the boys will go in the freezer.
It's the only way to be sure you are getting meat that hasn't been tainted by all the nasty stuff they put in it while raising it and processing it.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sounds like a great game plan. I have always appreciated the idea behind growing your own food. But I'm still not brave enough to butcher any of our chickens. lol!

Good luck on your new venture!