Zachary's Champion Goats Topaz
April 13, 2016
Generation - 2nd
Beautiful but Bi-Polar.
Topaz is lovely young Kinder doe. She is very proportionate and a great example of breed character, in my opinion. This maternal line is not large, but I think they're an efficient size. Topaz stays between 105-115lb.
Topaz is usually the most skittish doe in the herd but she's come a long way! She still occasionally gets the case of the sillies and runs away...but then she might come back and snuffle your face and ask for pets with a nibble. Interestingly, she's mannerly on the milk stand. In terms of pecking order, she's content in the high middle of the herd.
Topaz has a nicely-attached udder, but I would like to see her milk down more and a longer foreudder. Her teats are now, on her fourth freshening, a little past her hocks, making it a bit harder for stubborn newborns to find. Her teats are such a wonderful size and shape for hand milking, though, and boast a great orifice, making her milk out very quickly. She gets 5/5 stars for ease of milking!
This latest lactation - 2022 - she was milking about a quart at each 12 hour mark at a month fresh.
Topaz has kidded easily with twins four times. Overall, she is a good dam but she is very nervous the first few days. Great hooves! Gains back body condition well after nursing. Her paternal granddam is a the beautiful Nubian SGCH Cozy Creek Shay Puddin' EEEE92.
Topaz makes you work for her affection but she's still a good one.
Topaz's rear udder second and third (right) freshenings. 3rd freshening photo at the end of lactation. Below is Topaz with her 2022 buck/doe twins.