Updated 27 May 2010
As good stewards dedicated to providing a strong future to these wonderful creatures,
we are charged with sustaining the soundness of their breed and the future of our related
activities. We aim to introduce purebred Nigerian Dwarf goats with the best possible
genetics that demonstrate superior form and function. To remain intact, our kids
must not only follow the breed standards set forth by the various goat registration and
judging entities (such as American Goat Society
(AGS) and American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA),
through shows and Linear Appraisal, etc.), but also help lead the way in improving the
overall quality of the breed. To this end, our goal is to present animals that
mature into well-structured performers that excel in both the milking parlor and the show
ring. As such, we are strong believers and excited participants in the Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI) program
and offer DHI participant incentives to our buyers of certain Fair Skies stock. Our production goal is to build a herd of does that will consistently produce a minimum of 1,000 pounds of milk per year by their second lactation.
Although we have general plans based on our herd members', ages, stage of development,
and length of lactation, we also consider the placement of the expected kids in
responsible homes that exhibit exemplary humane care. We consider the current market
for upcoming kids and breed selectively and responsibly. For these reasons, we
encourage our customers to contact us early to express interest in a particular
breeding. Please watch our kidding
schedule for updates.
In keeping with our breeding goals, we will evaluate each kid throughout the rearing
and weaning periods to ensure their quality and health. We may sexually alter
(wether bucks or spay does), or euthanize (or sell for consumption) any animal that we
deem unsatisfactory or below our expectations. Such animals may be sold without
registration papers, but they will go with a written, mutual agreement to a special
home. We appreciate both your positive and negative feedback as we are counting on
you to help us adjust and continually improve our breeding program.
We will continue to expand our herd as time, space, and funds allow. We look
forward to many more additions from outstanding Nigerian Dwarf
breeders around the world. We also have plans to expand into
other breeds in the future, including Nubians, Oberhaslis, Kinders, Alpines, and possibly
Boers. For now though, we are concentrating on these very special Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats.