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Miniature LaMancha Udder

Rhea

D.O.B 2016
Unknown/Grade
Unknown %
Height - 27"
Weight - 140
lb

 Rhea and Noodle both came from the late Lujax herd as juniors, but I was unable to find out anything about Rhea. I do know she is a sweetheart who loves attention. She was a productive first-freshener until an ordeal with a plant toxicity set her back. She has fully recovered, and her second lactation has not disappointed! Incredibly easy to milk. Love her teat size. She has a long lactation curve. I am sure she would be an impressive milker under a more rigorous milking program. 
Her most recent freshening, Rhea kidded with triplets and her production and the kids' growth was outstanding. Unfortunately, her udder is lacking attachments, especially lateral attachments. But her teats and orifices are wonderful! She's long-bodied, deep, and has a wide, long rump.

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Storm

D.O.B 2015
Unknown/Grade
Unknown %
Height - 27"
Weight - 140lb
Storm was one of the first goats here in the holler. She's grown up into a laid-back, easy-keeping work horse of a doe. She is an excellent dam and has kidded with 7 kids by age 4. Storm is my go-to milker. Her udder is well-attached in the rear but lacks foreudder. Teat definition has been lost with multiple freshenings but despite the physical short-comings in her mammary, she is incredibly easy to milk with especially large orifices. Her udder is fairly soft and despite her teats being large, her kids have had no trouble nursing. In 2019, she peaked at over 4lbs on just once a day milking in the heat and humidity of summer. In 2021, I milked her on no fill nursing triplets at 3 1/2 months fresh, and she easily milked 3lb. I SO need to get this doe on a proper milk test! The udder photo here is pre-kidding.


 

Miniature LaMancha Udder
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Hefty Goat Holler Farm Verbena

D.O.B April 29, 2019
F1 Grade
78.60/21.4%
Height - 26"
Weight - 93lb
(Height and weight at 19 months old)
Verbena is the stockier of the two Storm doelings from 2018 - her sister Rosemary passed from listeriosis after her first freshening) and has a personality just like her dam - very laid-back, quiet, and friendly.
In February 2021, Verbena kidded with buck/doe twins but rejected the buckling the next day - I think is partially my fault for putting her in a pen with another FF pair that had a buckling that looked like hers - I think she got confused. On her second freshening, she kidded with quads and took all 4 though I later sold 2 as bottle kids. On her first milk test, Verbena milked over 6 pounds! Her udder texture is soft and teats are a good length though  I'd more diamter to make it easier but I expect that will improve with time. Overall, she easy to milk and is the most productive of my homebred does so far!

 

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The S. Demeyer Genovese

D.O.B April 10, 2019
F1 Grade
78.60/21.4%
Height - 24"

Weight - 79lb

(Height and weight at 20 months old)
*Note that percentages on Grade doelings are not necessarily accurate.
Genovese, also known as Toot, was an oops baby. My neighbor's grade miniature LaMancha doe is an unrepentant hussy and was determined to find her way into the buck pen. 5 months later, she delivered triplets. Toot was given to me as a bottle baby.

I love this girl! She's affectionate but not rude about it and loves scratches on the withers.
Her dam is a smaller, stockier doe, but her udder has a nice shape to it and is incredibly snug, and she produced well for her size. Her teats are plumb but the size and orifice size has made her hard to hand milk! 

Toot has been the best surprise of the first fresheners. She kidded with a large single buckling and has spared no effort in making sure he gets fed - he's massive! The stinker gave me another massive single buckling in '22. Her teat size has improved slightly but her texture is still so firm and orifice is still small.

 

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GoGo's LoSt Pixie Dust

D.O.B April 21, 2019
F2 Experimental
64.35/35.65%
Height - 25.5"
Weight - 70lb
(Height and weight at 19 months old)
I hadn't planned on picking up a doeling when I went to purchase Duke, but I couldn't say no to Pixie. She might be dainty, but she is fierce. Despite her tough-girl routine, she still likes her people. 
Pixie kidded with beautiful buck/doe twins in April 2021. She is incredibly productive with a nicely-shaped udder, and is a very attentive dam. Her udder is soft and, while her teats are a bit smaller, she is easy to milk with a decent-size orifice.
Pixie has matured into a long, level doe. Still refined with plenty of dairy character but no longer dainty. 

 

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