Derek's Kinders LB Bandito
January 28, 2022
Generation - 3rd
Bandito is a handsome, large buckling out of one of my favorite Kinder does, Bright. Bright is a great example of the a lower generation of the breed, in my opinion. She's a bigger, powerful doe that is easy to milk, according to her breeder, and milked over 9lb as a 4th freshener, with 6% butterfat and 4% protein. For more information on her, check out Dualadid Farm's page on Facebook.
I wanted to bring in a lower generation buck that was mostly unrelated to anything I had. I am hoping Bandito will bring some size and muscling to the herd as well as production! He had a very successful first breeding season - once he stopped being dramatic about leading! He was easy to handle after that, and wasn't deterred by hard-to-catch does.
Bandito is friendly but he also likes to pick fights in the buck pen his first rut season. He also has a shockingly high voice he wants you to hear...a lot...
Derek's Kinders SB Bran
January 22, 2022
Generation - 4th
I hadn't planned on buying a second buckling, but when I saw Bran was still available, I couldn't pass him up. I think he's very correct as a youngster, though he lacks a bit of Bandito's bulk. Like Bandito, he has grown well.
Bran is so stinkin' sweet and laid back. He's my little buddy! Bran matured a little later, so his use in 2022 was limited, but has it all figured out now. Mostly. He seems to be picky about his girlfriends, go figure.
Bran is somewhat related to both Shiner and Bandito but brings some unrelated genetics as well.
His young dam has a lovely udder with excellent attachments, texture, and foreudder, according to her breeder. As far as general appearance, she has one of the most level toplines I've seen in a Kinder doe. Bandita was evaluated as E E E with a total score of 88.2 Excellent.
I am hoping Bran will be my new feet and udder attachment buck!
Derek's Kinders FS Shiner
August 11, 2019
Generation - 5th
VG VG E 74
I am incredibly happy I added Shiner to the herd.
His dam, Sipsy, is one of my very favorite Kinders. She is incredibly prolific - 20 kids in 7 freshenings - and productive. Sipsy has milked over 2000lb on test, according to her breeder. His littermate sister Shimmer is incredibly correct and beautiful. Both have earned show wins, including GC at the Missouri State Fair and have been evaluated as Excellent.
This line has been bred to be efficient for both milk and meat, with close attention to birth weights and growth rates as well as milk production and ease of kidding and milking. All without sacrificing that mid-size and medium bone.
He is standing a little more toed-out than he actually is in this, but that is his biggest, flaw, to me. Interestingly, his hooves are excellent so I can't fault it too much when it doesn't affect function.
Shiner is usually sweet and likes to "chat" when you're around.
Excited to see how he crosses with my does - so far, he has definitely improved growth rates and teat size. He's consistently improved escutcheons, making them high and wide. His daughters and kids in general are pretty distinctive and consistent.