|El Dorado Kinders Alabama|
He's a three year old, third generation Kinder, and the first of two bucks I'm buying this year. His mother was his breeder's best milker and has a history of giving birth to multiples; quints last year, in fact. Whether those traits will pass on genetically remains to be seen, but to me it was a good recommendation when other factors, such as conformation, are equal.
|Gruffy, our Pygmy, has really been giving him the business. The partial|
horns you see are scurs. Scurs are horn growths that occur after disbudding.
He was hard to catch to load him up into my jeep and I think he's the least tame buck we've had so far. But then, bucks are not usually handled a lot like does are. He spent the first night in one of the goat stalls. The next morning I wormed him and we trimmed his hooves before letting him out, because I doubt we'll ever catch him again.
|In his own mind, Gruffy's as big as a buffalo.|
Alabama has two lovely ladies (Helen and Daphne) to breed this fall, which will mean Kinder kids this spring! His Certificate of Merit has been applied for, so that my kids will qualify for registry with the Kinder Goat Breeders Association. Breeders often don't apply for registry papers until after goats have been sold.
|Not sure if we'll call him Alabama or come up with a nickname. We're trying|
several on for size: Al, Ala, Bama, Sweetie, Lynyrd, Jeff, Teddy, Randy?
Buck number two is three months old and on his way from California. We're still working on shipping arrangements, but I hope to have an arrival announcement for him soon too.