Kidding Season Spotlight: Charlotte

Breezee Creek’s Charlotte is really just a stunning doe! She can’t help but stand out, being that she’s bright white and has the palest blue eyes you ever saw!

This year was her 2nd kidding. And I must say her udder is HUGELY improved this year! Her dam had had a very slight shelf in the foreudder, and lacked a defined medial (midline) altogether. However, this year, Charlottes udder has really BLOSSOMED! Its incredible, and we are beyond excited at just how stunning it is!

Charlotte boasts STRONG lateral attachments and a high rounded escutcheon, which gives her rear udder that high rounded look with a wide area of attachment. She still needs a bit more midline separation, but is improved over her dam in that respect as well. Her teats again are a bit widely spaced, would like to see them close together, but they are better size than last year. She boasted good udder texture last year, so we look forward to milking her again and trying her on One Day Milk Test this summer.

What are we really thrilled about concerning her udder though? Her FOREUDDER! Its utterly seamless! blends smoothly into her belly and just keeps on going! Everything about her udder is SOCKED ON TIGHT, she will not have to worry about her udder breaking down and loosing those wonderful attachments, cause she has so much attachment all around there’s no stress one just 1 area!

She kidded 2 bucklings, 1 is brown with her pale blue eyes, the other is beautiful sandgau (black with tan eye stripes and legs) and little bit of roaning. Both are available to be herdsires, as they are beyond excellent quality!

If you want color, long pendulous ears, roman noses, length of body, correct rumps, and udder attachments to withstand the test of time, THESE are the boys you NEED for your breeding program!

Charlotte is another we need to get updated photos of this summer so we can enter her in the Vshow, and we are SO excited to do so! Here are this years pre-kidding udder photos though, and you can get more info on Charlotte on her page, Here.

Please check out her boys on the “For Sale” page and comment or use the form on the “Contact Us” page to get more info!

 

Kidding Season Spotlight: FF Becky

BCF Legacy’s To The Moon and Back, or “Becky” as we call her, comes from exceptionally heavy milk lines. Her dam peaked at 1 1/2 GALLONS of milk in 24 hours as a 4th freshener.

Becky freshened with an udder that is super soft and silky smooth. She milks out like a dream, just like her dam! She’s giving us sweet, creamy milk every morning, and has been very cooperative on the milking stand.

Her udder is snuggly attached on all sides, with a smooth udder floor, and nice rounded escutcheon. Her foreudder is HUGELY improved over her dams who had the start or a shelf and a pocket, Becky’s udder is seemlessly blended into her stomache, with no shelf or pocket whatsoever!

We’d like to see her teats closer together, but they are a nice size for hand milking, and have very open orifices so she empties pretty quickly. Would also like to see a tighter midline down the back of her udder, as you want to be able to see a line dividing the 2 halves of the udder. But she does have excellent lateral attachments, which tells me this udder will be holding up well in future.

We are very happy with this girl and plan to keep her here a few years more as we thoroughly enjoy her sweet personality, easy milking udder, and her spots are just so fun to see!

You can see more on Becky and her pedigree on her page Here.

She kidded 1 buck and 1 doe for us this year, her doeling is already sold, but her little moonspotted buckling is available and would make a great herdsire! Need smoother foreudders or better udder texture, he’s your guy! Comment below or use the form on the “Contact Us” page to get more info about “Breezee Creek’s Galaxy” (Becky’s buckling), and check out our “For Sale” page to see his pictures!

Got Kids? We Do!

At Breezee Creek Farm we maintain very high standards for all our stock. We are always looking to improve on our current livestock, and evaluating each doe with each kidding with more and more scrutiny.

This year, we are VERY happy with what we are seeing in our herd! 3 of our 4 does have kidded so far, and are either showing hugely improved udders over their dams, or better breed character, overall structure, or production!

We’ve already sold our doeling, but have several HIGH quality bucklings available that would make INCREDIBLE herdsires!

Check out our For Sale page to see theh thoroughly gorgeous kids we have available and either comment or email us with the “contact us” form to find out more about these wonderful kids!

MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show Wins for Breezee Creek Farm!

This year, we entered 9 of our goats into the MDGA Summer V-Show 2015.

And here are the fantastic results we were very happy to receive:

Junior Does:

Breezee Creek’s Royal Romance:Romy 4 month old V show pix

Romy placed 1st in ring 1:
“This is a well build little doe. She has excellent dairy character,
as well as length and width throughout.
She is upstanding and level and this is going to give her the advantage over doe 2.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

And 1st in ring 2:
“We start out with our #1 entry as our first placed doe. 
She excels over our #3 doe in general appearance in the topline area.  
She is a more uphill doe who is more level from hips to pins.  
She appears more smoothly blended in the shoulder and sharper at the withers.  
She also has an advantage in body capacity with a wider chest
and moving into a wider crops.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

She also got Grand Champion Junior Doe:
“This little doe is just well put together,
she has everything you want to see in a doe this age.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

Breezee Creek’s Fortula:Fortula V show template spring 2015

Fortula placed 1st in ring 1:
“This little doe takes first place for the class as a result of her levelness across the topline, her blending and her width through the chest and escutcheon.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

And 4th in ring 2:
“Our #6 doe is over our #5 doe for general appearance mostly in the area of the shoulder. We see the elbow lays flat, blending more smoothly into the body.  We see from the front view that leg blends more correctly into the shoulder.   
The 4th placed doe is also a bit stronger in the chine than the doe behind her.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

She also got Reserve Champion Junior Doe, under Romy:
“Reserve Jr. Doe will go to the yearling.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

Breezee Creek’s Prettie’s Glory: Glory V show template spring 2015

Glory placed 2nd in ring 1, right behind Fortula:
“This doe is very similar to the doe placed in front of her, she just doesn’t have quite as much strength in the escutcheon in order to move her up.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

And 5th in ring 2, again, right behind Fortula:
“The #5 doe is over the #1 entry for her general appearance.  She is more level in the topline from hips to pins and appears to be stronger in the chine.  It also appears she stands more correctly over the top of her front feet.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

Senior Does:

Breezee Creek’s Miracle of Miracles:mimi v show template summer 2015

Mimi placed 3rd in ring 1:
“This is a nice little doe. She is well built with a nice level top line
and width across her chest. This doe has a decent fore udder.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

And placed 7th in ring 2:
“She is more supported in rear attachment, and medial ligament.
We also see a more correctly placed mammary with teats in a more correct position
than the doe behind her. She excels over the doe behind her in the area of topline.
She is longer and more level from hips to pins.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

Proverbs 31 Adelle:Proverbs 31 Adelle 2015  SHOW PIX

Adelle placed 5th in ring 1:
“This is a very upstanding doe. She has nice mammary capacity.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

And 10th in ring 2:
” We commend our 10th placed doe for her long lean neck.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

Cap N Bells Black Maizie:Cap N Bells Black Maizie 2014

Maizie placed 2nd in ring 1:
“This doe also has a nice mammary system, she just is not quite as capacious and doesn’t have quite as good breed character as the doe in front of her. She should be commended on dairy character as well as her levelness across the top line.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

And 8th in ring 2:
“She is to be commended for her long lean neck.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

Durango’s Little Red:Durango_s_Little_Red 2015

Red placed 1st in ring 1:
“This little doe has a nice mammary system as well as nice dairy character.
This places her above the other does in the class.
I would however like to see a little more blending through the neck on this doe.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

And 1st in ring 2:
“Today #1 places over #2 in the mammary system.  It is higher and tighter in both the fore and rear as well as lateral attachment.  In general appearance she also stands more correctly on her feet and legs and shows us more strength in the chine.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

She also got Grand Champion Senior Doe and Best Udder of Breed:
“for her dairy character as well as width and levelness throughout. She has nice mammary capacity and has a well attached udder.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

AND she got Best Senior Doe in Show!
“Best Sr. Doe in Show to the Mini-Nubian for her dairy character and blending throughout.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

Bucks:

WRRanch Sir Alfred:Alfy-V-Show-templatespring 2015

Alfy placed 3rd in ring 1:
“3 is placing over 2 for his length of body as well as his strength of shoulder
and width through the chest.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

And 4th in ring 2:
“The #3 buck is to be commended for tight elbow to body.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

W4’s Sir Royal Roan:W4's Sir Royal Roan 2015

Royal got 4th in ring 1:
“This buck should be commended for his blending
as well as levelness across the topline.”
-Kaylie Piver, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

And 1st in ring 2:
“We start the class out with a sharp, angular buck.  
Our #2 entry is over our #1 entry,  for his smoothness of blending of the neck into the withers.  We also see dairy character with more rear leg angularity from both the side view and the rear, where we see a more open rounded arch in the escutcheon.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

Royal also took Grand Champion Senior Buck!
“The Senior Nubian buck Champion will be our 2 year old.  We see a long lean neck, with lots of angularity, we see smoothness of blending in the shoulder from all angles,
and a nice arch and width at the escutcheon.”
-Crystal Eutsler, MDGA Summer 2015 V-Show

Royal just needs to win 1 more Grand and he’ll get his VCH!

All our goats did SO well! We’ve been working hard to be sure we’re breeding for high milk and great form. We had 2 Does this year get their Milk Production Star Awards, and now we’ve had some of our kids get Grand’s and our Top Producer doe got best in Show!

This is very exciting, and we hope you’ll agree.

Be sure to check our exciting combinations for this next years breeding schedule!
Continuing to breed for High Milk and Great form!

~Sarah~
Breezee Creek Sista

Breezee Creek’s *P!

Breezee Creek Farm has been breeding for great conformation, excellent breed character, health and good temperament. But, on top of our list of things to breed for, we also breed for heavy milk production.

We keep very accurate barn records for all our milkers, so we can show buyers what our girls can do without having to guess off the top of our head what each doe really produces.

To prove our stock, we decided to add three of our Does to DHIA Milk Test for 2015. If we did a limited number of Does this year and felt it was beneficial to our herd, we could do the rest of our milkers the next year.

First Doe we signed up for Milk Test was our best producer, Durango’s Little Red. Red is a registered Grade Doe out of an unknown Sire, but we keep her because of her exceptional milk yield and quality form. She has the BEST udder and rump I’ve seen yet!

First Day on test, Red tested out! She gave 7.9lbs of milk at 3.35% Butterfat, 3.5% Protein and SCC of 8! Red, at only about 6 weeks fresh, earned her milk star on One Day Milk test!

Breezee Creek’s Princess and Cap N Bell’s Maizie, both first fresheners, will be on 305 Day Milk test this year as well. We’re very excited to see what these girls will accomplish for us. As an FF, Princess has been giving 1/2 gallon a day at 2 weeks fresh! All these girls have very nicely attached udders that we feel very proud of, and we are ecstatic to see what they’ll produce for us on official milk test!

Here are some photos of Red’s *P udder:
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Breezee Creek Sista

Red’s kids having a “Field Day”

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Red’s kids having a “Field Day,” literally!

These kids are our first for 2015, and our boy Royal’s first kids to hit the ground.
Doeling, named “Romy,” is buckskin and retained for our herd. Buck boy, buckskin with white, is sold. More kids to come mid April!

~Sarah~
Breezee Creek Sista

 

Kidding Preparations

Our first doe is due February 28th, and since she is the first one scheduled for kidding, we have been working to prepare for the soon to come kids.

Durango’s Little Red has been prepping herself the last 3 weeks, getting a noticeable udder 1 1/2 months before her due date, and getting a huge belly.

We went through our birthing kit and did a quick inventory, finding that we’re pretty much good to go. We have iodine, umbilical cutters, floss, rubber gloves (both small and long), Cayenne Pepper Tincture, B vitamins and BoSe, lots of towels… only lacking in emergency electrolytes and ProBios (we always give a couple doses of each to our Does after kidding). So the shopping list is pretty short this year, yay!

We took a look at the birthing stall, which has been serving as a hay storage room. The excess hay was moved to our official storage room, the stall was cleaned thoroughly and we sprinkled Diatomaceous Earth (DE) around all the edges before covering the ground with a thick layer of good hay. The DE will kill any bugs hiding in the corners or crawling through any bits of hay.

The mineral feeders were cleaned out and ready for fresh mineral, the hay feeder was cleared up, and our separator (we made one for separating kids at night, or for separating mothers in the stall with their kids) was cleaned up and moved to a more out of the way location.

Shopping list was put together, the kidding stall cleaned and prepped… what’s left to get prepared?

We re-worked our feeding rations and budget to allow for new kids and increase in the appetite of expectant mothers. We upped Red’s alfalfa pellet rations from 3/4 lb/day to 2lbs/day, which she is very happy about.

Only things left to do: Make sure all goats are up on their copper (due next week), get things on our shopping list, and give Red a dairy trim end of next week.

NOTE: for those who don’t know, a dairy trim is a simple hair cut only trimming the fur on the tail, udder and legs. We won’t be doing a full body trim on any of our does till summer time, when its warmer. Why are we bothering to give this doe a trim when she’s due end of February then? Because a simple dairy trim will allow any mess from giving birth to be cleaned up a  lot faster and with less discomfort to the doe. If we didn’t give her a dairy trim, she’d end up with goopy stuff sticking to the fur on her behind that would stay there and dry, looking nasty and feeling quite uncomfortable to the doe.

We’re feeling pretty good about this coming year, very satisfied with the bucks we chose with our does, and very happy with how healthy the whole herd has been.

We’ve already added a new page for our “New Arrivals 2015” we’re SO excited! We can hardly wait to get pictures of new kids when they arrive to share with everyone!

God bless, and Happy kidding!

Breeding Season Almost Over… 2014-2015

The Season began earlier than anticipated on Breezee Creek Farm.

For the 2013-2014 Season, we had “staggered” our breeding’s so we could have fresh milk year ’round, but it ended up not working very well for us. So, we decided for this next season we’d start breeding Does around Thanksgiving, and get them all bred as close together as possible so we could have kids born end of April-early May and just get it all done with at once.

But of course, SOMEBODY had to change the plans!

019 post Our Buck, WRRanch Sir Alfred, came into full rut in JULY! Which of course got our other buck, W4’s Sir Royal Roan, very bucky (“Oooh, competition???”). We had a couple times the bucks found ways of getting out of their pen, fortunately the times they BOTH got out no one was in heat. But, the bucks being in rut of course ’caused our does to start cycling early this year.

Last year, our Doe Durango’s Little Red (a grade, but with superior form and milking capabilities), was taken to our friends at Daystar’s Farm for breeding with one of their bucks. Not once, but TWICE. And Guess what? With those two trips, she still didn’t take! So she was dry this last year.

_MG_9514 But, one day in September (two MONTHS before we planned to start breeding), Sir Royal Roan got out of his pen, and went spooning with Little red out in the pasture. And she just happened to be in heat! She took, first breeding this year, with a buck we didn’t plan on using her with! But its not a bad buck for her to be with, he’ll correct things we wanted changed for her kids.

So, we have a doe due February 28, 2015.

November came, and we got Cap N Bells Black Maizie and her cousin Breezee creek’s Prettie’s Princess both bred to Sir Royal Roan. They took first breeding, yay!

053 1 We were on the fence a bit about breeding our girl, Breezee Creek’s Miracle of Miracles (MiMi), simply because she didn’t seem quite as wide as the other does. So we chose to wait a bit.

We talked more about who else to breed or hold over for the year, and decided to go ahead and breed Cap N Bells Black Ravon to Daystar’s Prince of Egypt for blue eyed, June kids. So basically we decided to go ahead and try staggering breeding’s again. Ravon was bred to Prince’s Sire, Daystar’s Sir Festus, last year and had 2 beautiful blue eyed kids! But Prince has better breed character than his Sire, so we opted to try him this year and see what we get (not to mention, Prince has very unique coloring, check him out by clicking here!).

And then, we kept watching MiMi, and finally decided to breed her as she had gotten more wide and stocky.

So, summary is, we’ll have 1 doe due end of February, 2 does due Mid April, and 2 Does due early-mid of June. So, every 2 months we’ll have a batch of kids!

We have things we LOVE about each doe and buck, and have been very careful in our pairings this year. Red was our TOP milking doe as a First Freshener in 2013, with a high & wide, tightly attached udder; Ravon is an endurance milker with lovely breed character and the sweetest temperament; Maizie has lots of width, depth, and length of barrel, very stocky (and a daughter of Ravon); Princess has amazing breed character, length of body and ears, and a very quiet, friendly personality; MiMi is quiet, but very curious, she loves new people and food, she has lovely breed character and comes from very nice lines including Saada (Saada El-Levitica show up in her dams pedigree, check out THAT udder!).

In the next few weeks we’ll know for sure if Ravon and MiMi have “taken.”

We won’t be using our boy WRRanch Sir Alfred because he makes very large kids and most our does this year are first fresheners, but he’ll be back in the breeding program for next year to continue his work of bringing quality into our farm!

Concerning Kid Reservations 2014-2015

We are no longer taking reservations for mini Nubian doelings.
Plenty of reservations available for bucks and/or wethers!
If you’ll be needing a great quality 3rd gen. American buck in the next 1-2 years, you’ll want to be on this list! We’ll be breeding our 5th gen W4’s Sir Royal Roan to Cap N Bells Black Maizie and Breezee Creek’s Prettie’s Princess for April-May kids. Both does will be FF’s, kids will be 3rd gen, as Dam’s are 2nd gens. Very high quality buck to two very nice does.
Also, kids are very likely to be black, but we could be surprised with some fun colors too. Maizie is black with brown cheeks, her dam is black, sire is chamoise (brown with black points), and her littermate sister, Daisy, is Chamoisee. Princess is black and white, her dam was black and white, sire was chamoise (brown with black points) with splashes of white. Royal is black and white, Dam was a black with white roaning, Sire was all black (but he has moonspots in his ancestry!).
We purchase Royal as a 2 month old buckling at the MDGA Wine Country Classic 2013. In which, he won 2x Grand Champion Junior buck and 1x Reserve Champion Junior Buck. He also was entered in the MDGA Summer 2013 V Show, in which he won Grand Champion Junior Buck.
Maizie was also placed in the Summer 2013 V Show, and placed 1st in her class!
Maizie’s littermate sister, Daisy, has been giving almost 1/2 gallon a day, with twice a day milking as a First Freshener.
Princess has not been shown yet, but we are excited to see what she can do as we already see great quality in her!
We’ll also be breeding Durango’s Little Red, not decided on which buck to use with her yet. All bucklings from her will be wethered as she is a registered Grade, and bucklings out of her cannot be registered for that reason.
We hope to retain 1 doeling from each of these 3 girls, all other kids will be sold, we will not be retaining any bucklings this year.

Get on the list for an awesome buck boy for your herd today!

Reservations are $15 to get on the list, you will stay on the list till your reservation has been filled or you decide to be taken off the list. non refundable.

Concerning the Shipping of Kids

Note: To those following our farm and desiring kids from us in the next year. We do NOT ship our goats. If you’re out of state and would really like a buck or doe from our herd you may need to plan a “Road-Trip” to come and get them. If you’re in Idaho, Oregon or Eastern WA i its possible we can meet you with the goats you desired at a “Midpoint” location. But more than that we cannot guarantee.

We do not send our animals out of state via airlines.

Kids will be available to good homes in June and July, if you’re local we can deliver to you, or if you’re somewhat distant you can either come pick up the goats yourself or we can meet at a halfway point. If you’re quite distant but really want a kid from our herd, you will need to plan a road trip or make arrangements through someone local to get them.

Also, concerning the use of “Transporters.” We’re very cooperative with small time transporters, but do not wish to be sending goats on long trips with larger transporters. If your transporter is gonna be using a small truck or van to transport animals, that’s just fine with us. but, if they require a large trailer, with individual containers in it, housing many different animals from various locations, with limited visibility and personal care… sorry, but no. We will not cooperate with large transporters.

We love those people like Linda Stone who come up in their mini van to transport goat kids to their new homes. But, we draw the line at folks who ship more than 12 animals larger than a rabbit in one trip.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience, but this is what we are comfortable with at present to insure the safety and health of our animals when they go to new homes.

Thank you very much for your time.
~The Sillimans~
Breezee Creek Farm