Zephyr went to the NC State Fair (2017)
Given her smaller stature we don't usually show Zeph- we are so thrilled with how she did! Love this doe!
Open Show- 1st Place
(Under Judge Jenn Tereba)
Youth show- 2nd Place
(ubder Judge Julie Matthys)
NCDGBA- 1st x3
2018 NC State Fair
2X 1st Place
2nd Place Dairy Herd
Not being shown for 2019
Passed away June 2019
THE SMILING GOAT!
In loving memory...
June 2019 we tragically lost our beloved Zephyr.
June 2019 we tragically lost our beloved Zephyr. It was a terrible shock. After 2 1/2 years of showing our goats, and never having any goats get sick our herd was infected at a spring show along with almost all the other herds. Our milkers were those affected. Some affected more than others. Zephyr never got the illness but sadly the virus (that is what it was thought to be) circled around a second time and Zephyr was hit hard overnight. We did all we could but we were not able to save her. We exhausted all means of finding out what the illness was. The virus affected goats over 3 shows and herds from 7 states and at +/- 500 animals. Needless to say the devastation is felt among all of us here. She truly was our smiling goat! Our future with showing is still being assessed. We take every precaution but there is always risk, sadly.
Zephyr will be forever missed.
She is still present in our herd through her offspring!
We see her influence and even her smile through her kids!
daughters-Bingo (mini) and Poppy (Standard)
grand- daughters- Strawberry (mini), Jolene (mini)
grand son- Main Man (mini)
Great grand daughters- Shortcake (mini), Julia (mini), Happy (mini)
great grandson- Lil Guy (mini)
pic taken after milked out
One of our favorite pictures- Asking the Judge for a kiss!
Zephyr was one of our favorites, always smiling, hugging, and giving kisses. A true JOY!
When she was naughty and was scolded she would squint her eyes and stick up her nose as if to say, "I can't hear you- I'm pouting right now!" She sure was a special girl.
We adored Zephyr.
Zephyr has very strong solid genetics behind her. Typical of a Lamancha, she was sweet, loving and filled with personality. We bred Zeph for minis her first freshening, standards for her 2nd. Her 3rd Freshening produced Buck/Doe twins. Zephyr just got better with age. She was a solid more compact doe. A beautiful deep bodied doe. Excellent hand milking teats with fantastic orifices and proper delineation. Although her teats were on the larger side her mammary system beautiful. This was a lovely doe in every way!
NC Sate Fair 2017-
Youth (under Judge Jenn Tereba) 1st
Open (under Judge Julie Matthys) 3rd
NCDGBA (Rocky Mount Show)
Cameron Jodlowski, Paula Reisdorff,
& Don Bergfield
Ring 1 - 4th place
Ring 2 - 3rd place
Best Lamancha udder
Ring3 - 2nd place
Todd Biddle & Jean Lucas
Ring 1 -2nd Place
Ring 2- 1st Place
Part of 1st Place Lamancha Dairy Herd
Youth- 1st Best Udder of Breed
2018 NC State Fair-
1st & GCH
2nd Place Dairy Herd
Earned restricted leg
Not shown in spring shows 2019 (late kidding)
Earning her stars in
Production, Butterfat, & Protein
Below as a Dry Yearling
In Loving Memory of our Beloved Star
Nov 2015 we tragically lost Star to an accident.
We miss her very much!
Star was so loved and the loss of her has deeply affected us.
CANDLELIGHT SUN MOON & STARS - L001691163 (PB Doe)
S: Dalton's Way TM Jeromy *B (LA 87 2011)
D: SG Candlelight Secret Intention 8*M
~Chamoisee, brown eyes, gopher ears
Star was a very special doe! We first saw Star when we went to purchase her mini buckling Henry. We took Henry home and months later got a call and asked if we would like her. We jumped at the prospect! Star was so sweet. Everyone loved her! Calm, affectionate and just an all around joy. She had a wonderful triplet kidding the following year and we were so excited to be able to retain kids from her 2nd litter. Sadly that never happened. She was killed in an accident involving another goat. Our first real loss on our farm it was devastating. It would be years before we could even mention her name without breaking down. Star will always have a special place in our hearts here. We are grateful that her mini buck son produced offspring for us and her daughter Princess, although she went to another farm, her daughter is here and part of our mini program!
Star's buckling mini son Henry is no longer with us but his offspring are.
Granddaughter- Rose (mini), Strawberry (mini), Jenny (mini)
Great grand daughter- Shortcake (mini)
Our beloved Millie
(Wings & Caprines)
The Silly Millie ~
ADGA- NOA GRADE LAMANCHA
Millie was a strong, hardy dairy goat. As homestead goat- we decided to apply for NOA status (Native On Appearance) with ADGA so her offspring could be registered. She was a great producer that has excellent duration of lactation, kept her condition throughout her lactation quite easily. Producing very sweet creamy milk. She has passed her hardiness and excellent production to her offspring. She was very parasite resistant, great with foraging, and had great feed conversion. She passes her hardiness to her offspring. Millie needed no pampering. Truly an amazing goat. Millie's milk was sweet and very creamy! A favorite here! Millie has passed on now, however her Recorded Grade offspring have been amazing and is our favorite developing line. My first Lamancha, so she holds a special place in my heart. She wasn't much to look at but had all the other goods. Very grateful for those breeders that encouraged us to breed up. It truly is an amazing story. Her descendants have ben absolutely amazing!
Millie is survived by the following which have been retained for our program.
daughters- SGCH Tiffany 1*M (2016) and Maple (2020) and Mini Mancha VCH Trouble
granddaughters- Mousse (2018), Adalynn & Amirah (2019), Dreamy (2020 Mini)
Great Grand daughter - Parfait (American 2020)