Sugar Top Farm Pippilotta was just covered by Roeburn's KVZ Colbey. Goat kids expected sometime around 4/11/2018.
For those who have been following our goat farming saga, you know how important this breeding is to us. We have had to "breed up" from Sugar in order to get fully registered Alpine from her line. Despite Sugar's incredible geneltics (Roeburn's Gilligan Eden x Three Rings Bee Sting), her dam was sold pregnant without registration papers and a service memo to the farm we bought Sugar from. Therefore we were unable to get Sugar registered as anything but grade. Doe kids from Pippilotta will be able to be blue paper registered with the ADGA. This is beyond exciting.
We usually breed our first freshening stock during the fall of their yearling year, whereby allowing them to kid at two years old. We feel they get the most benefit from being allowed to grow an additional year both physically and mentally. We have enjoyed watching how quickly Pippi has grown and decided to make an exception to our rule and breed her this fall to freshen as a 13 month old. We feel confident in our decision right now, particularly since this is standard practice on most farms, but we do have a plan in place to provide Pippi with extra herbal nutrition to help her support this pregnancy and her own condition.
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