Reference Does
 

        Hope was our first doe that we bred here at Golden Plains Mini-Nubians.  She was a very stubborn goat who was good most of the time, but when she disagreed with you, you were in for a time of difficulty (running away or planting all fours!)   Hope milked an average of #3 daily as a FF, and #5 3oz average her second freshening.  Her udder was not attached very well, but she did have nice easy to milk teats.  She stood well for being milked and really did love attention.  Hope was sold to someone who just wanted another milker. 

DOB: 5/17/12

Sire: Green Gables Grant’s General Sherman *B

        SS: VMCH Echo Hill’s Ulysses S. Grant *B

        SD: VMCH Echo Hill’s Molly O’Malley 2*P

Dam: Carpenter Ranch Heidi

        DS: Rocking Goat Three J

        DD: Rocking Goat Jazzie

Moon Light Hope (Hope)
5th Generation

Golden Plains Snow Flurry (Flurry)

Experimental (6th Gen)

Sire: Carpenter Ranch Sterling

        SS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        SD: Carpenter Ranch Jewel

Dam: Moon Light Hope

        DS: Green Gables Grant's General Sherman *B

        DD: Carpenter Ranch Heidi

DOB: 4/8/14

      Flurry and her twin brother were the first goats born on our place!  When she was first born we thought that she was black, then she started drying out and we realized that she is a nice beautiful blue roan.  We thought that it looked like a snow flurry had just passed over her!  Flurry's ears unfortunately are only 2/3 drop, so even though she is 6th generation, we could only register her as Experimental.  Flurry has a well attached udder, but her teat placement could be better.  Flurry was our smallest doe.  She was sold to a neighbor who I know will take great care of her, and I can go visit!  Flurry will always have a special place in our hearts, being the first doe born on our place with the "Golden Plains" herdname.

Flurry's second freshening udder.

Golden Plains Black Pearl (Pearl)
American (6th Gen)

Sire: Carpenter Ranch Sterling

        SS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        SD: Carpenter Ranch Jewel

Dam: Moon Light Hope

        DS: Green Gables Grant's General Sherman *B

        DD: Carpenter Ranch Heidi

DOB: 5/17/12

      Pearl is a goat that is as sweet as can be.  She is technically 6th generation, but is registered as American instead of Purebred due to the fact that her ears aren't quite long enough.  We were not originally going to retain her since we have her full-sister, but her sale fell through, so we have decided to keep her for at least one breeding season.  Her udder is decently attached, but her teats are on the small side. Pearl was sold as a milking doe.

Moon Light Faith (Faith)
5th Generation

Sire: Green Gables Grant’s General Sherman *B

        SS: VMCH Echo Hill’s Ulysses S. Grant *B

        SD: VMCH Echo Hill’s Molly O’Malley 2*P

Dam: Carpenter Ranch Heidi

        DS: Rocking Goat Three J

        DD: Rocking Goat Jazzie

DOB: 5/17/12

      We added Faith to our herd at the end of the summer of 2014.  We already had her full sister, and we liked her bloodlines, so we decided to get Faith as well.  Faith is a little bit stand-off-ish, but is still friendly and fairly easy to handle.  As you can see she has nice long ears and a good roman nose.  Her udder is decently put together, but could use better udder attachments.  As a second freshener, she produced 6 1/2-7 lbs daily.  She is very easy to milk, and the milk tastes nice and creamy.  

Faith unfortunately has not taken the last few years, despite our best efforts in trying to get her bred.  We are unsure of what happened to cause this.  Faith is now for sale as a companion animal/pet/weed eater only!

Faith's 2nd freshening udder after a 12 hr fill.

Golden Plains FW Arianna *P

(Arianna)

5th Generation

Sire: VCH Green Gables Freedom's Winchester

        SS: Beloved Freedom

        SD: Green Gables B Dolly 3*P

Dam: Carpenter Ranch Rapunzel *P

        DS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        DD: Carpenter Ranch Jewel

DOB: 3/4/16

                                                     G6S Normal by Parentage

 

      It was a very hard decision deciding which other doeling to keep that year (2016).  We were going between Arianna and her twin sister, and the deciding point was that we just really liked Arianna and her unique color!  She is a gold/red buckskin, but also has moon spots!  You cannot see the moon spots very well due to her light color and their placement, but they were very clear when she was younger. She has long and wide ears, and her roman nose is quite pronounced.  Arianna freshened with a decently attached udder and easy to milk teats.  As a second freshener, Arianna was awarded her milk start by milking 6.28 lbs with 4.45% butterfat in one day.

Arianna's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill.

Golden Plains Ice Crystal *P

(Crystal)

5th Generation

Sire: VCH Green Gables Freedom's Winchester

        SS: Beloved Freedom

        SD: Green Gables B Dolly 3*P

Dam: Golden Plains Snow Flurry

        DS: Carpenter Ranch Sterling

        DD: Moon Light Hope

DOB: 5/14/15

                                                    G6S Normal by Testing

 

      Crystal was our first doeling out of our wonderful buck, Winchester!  Winchester had thrown only bucks his first year in March, so when this little one came around in May, we were thrilled!  We were originally planning on selling Crystal, but we decided that we really wanted to keep a Winchester daughter and freshen her.  Crystal is a definite improvement over her dam.  She freshened with a decently-attached udder and easy to milk teats.  On a 12 hr fill/separation from her kids she milked slightly over 3 lbs.  Unfortunately, her second freshening she had some mild frostbite on her udder, thus weakening the udder and teat walls and making her harder to milk.  Even with the damage, she was still able to earn her milk star as a second freshener, milking 6.27 lbs of milk with 5.18% butterfat in one day. She has now moved on to bless another herd.

Crystal's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill/separation from kids

Golden Plains CF Belle of the Ball

(Belle)

6th Generation & Polled
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Sire: B-52's I'm A Crackling Firecracker

        SS: Eddy Place Firestone

        SD: Paradise Tahira

Dam: Carpenter Ranch Rapunzel *P

        DS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        DD: Carpenter Ranch Jewel

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DOB: 3/17/18

                                                   G6S Normal by Parentage

 

      Belle is a very gentle goat with a little bit more of a timid personality.  She was the first daughter out of Firecracker that we are kept.  Her dam is one of my favorite goats and milks very well.  We like Belle's overall conformation, plus she is polled!  Belle freshened with a well attached udder that looks a lot like her dam's udder.  Belle milked just over 3 lbs on a 12 hour fill her first freshening.

Belle's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill/separation from kids

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Golden Plains FW Primrose 2*P

(Primrose)

5th Generation
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Sire: VCH Green Gables Freedom's Winchester +*B

        SS: Beloved Freedom

        SD: Green Gables B Dolly 3*P

Dam: Moon Light Jazmine *P

        DS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        DD: Carpenter Ranch Ariel

DOB: 3/13/17

                                                     G6S Normal by Parentage
 

      Primrose was an easy choice to keep, as she is out of my favorite doe, Jazmine.  Primrose inherited Jazmine's amazingly gentle personality, and we are hoping that she inherits her dam's milking ability as well.  Primrose is one of the first goats to greet us, and is always the last to leave us when the other goats decide to walk away.  She freshened with a very nice udder with good capacity.  She earned her milk star easily as a second freshener.  She peaked at over 8 lbs of milk a day.

Primrose's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

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Moon Light Willow (Willow)

6th Generation

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Sire: VCH Echo Hill’s GD Cassanova +B

        SS: Echo Hill’s Dozer Dun It *B

        SD: Echo Hill’s Grace

Dam: Moon Light Faith

        DS: Green Gables Grant's General Sherman *B

        DD: Carpenter Ranch Heidi

DOB: 5/24/14

                                                             G6S Normal by Testing

 

      We brought Willow home at the same time that we brought her dam, Faith, home.  She is a well behaved and friendly doe.  She has a well shaped udder, and she is super easy and fast to milk!  Willow is by far our easiest goat to hand milk, but also does well on the machine.  On a 12 hr fill/separation from her kid she milked 4 lbs, 11.4 oz.  Her daughter, Sassafras, inherited her ease of milking.  Willow is at the top of the height range for a Mini Nubian. 

Willow's FF udder after an 11 hr fill/separation from kids

Moon Light Constellation *P (Stella)
5th Generation
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Sire: VCH Echo Hill’s GD Cassanova +B

        SS: Echo Hill’s Dozer Dun It *B

        SD: Echo Hill’s Grace

Dam: Carpenter Ranch Heidi

        DS: Rocking Goat Three J

        DD: Rocking Goat Jazzie

DOB: 4/27/13

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    Stella is herd queen and has a lot of personality.  She has a bit of spunk yet is easy to handle and does not mind being separated from the herd.  She is also a very good mother.  Stella is fairly long and wide and has large, long, and wide ears and a very decent roman nose.  I also really enjoy her moonspots.  Stella has a great udder with good attachments.  As a second freshener, she produced over 5 lbs of milk on a 12 hr fill! We like her conformation/udder so much that we now have 3 of her daughters in our herd. 

Stella's 2nd Freshening udder after an 11 hr fill/separation from her kids.

Golden Plains FW Sassafras *P

(Sassafras)

5th Generation
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Sire: VCH Green Gables Freedom's Winchester +*B

        SS: Beloved Freedom +B

        SD: Green Gables B Dolly 3*P

Dam: Moon Light Willow

        DS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        DD: Moon Light Faith

DOB: 3/14/17

                                                   G6S Normal by Parentage

 

      Sassafras is a very friendly sweet doeling that we are very excited about!  It is always hard to decide which doelings to keep for the year, and we decided on Sassafras due to her overall conformation and her dam's udder and super easy to milk teats, which we hope she passes on to her daughter.  Not only does Sassafras have a nice personality, and good overall conformation, but she also is beautifully moon spotted.  We do not breed specifically for spots, but we always enjoy getting them!  Sassafras freshened with a nicely shaped udder and easy to milk teats.  She milked 3.39 lbs on her first 12 hr. fill this year.

Sassafras' second freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

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Green Gables Clair de Lune

(Clair)

6th Generation

Sire: Echo Hill's DO Goldstone

        SS: Echo Hill's Dominator

        SD: Echo Hill's Black Opal 2*P

Dam: Green Gables Cali Luna 4*P

        DS: VMCH Green Gables SS MoonBeam +*B

        DD: VMCH Green Gables EHJ Sapphire 3*P

                                                     G6S Normal by Parentage

 

      We are SUPER excited to bring Clair into our herd!  Clair has an absolutely AMAZING milk pedigree and the best breed character that I have seen in a Mini-Nubian in a long time!  Clair's dam, Cali, has one of the best udders in the Green Gables herd with "incredible capacity, attachments, teat size and placement, the whole package".  We are very much looking forward to watching Clair grow and mature and see if she's just as amazing as her dam!  Clair is also very gentle and everyone's best friend.  She freshened this year with a very well attached udder and good udder height.  Her teats wing out some, but that may correct itself with further freshenings.  She milked 2.49 lbs on a her first 12 hr. fill.

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Clair's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

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Golden Plains T3 Lyra's Song 2*P
(Lyra)

6th Generation

Sire: Eveland Farm's Turbo 3-G

        SS: Paradise St Patty's Guiness

        SD: Country Pride Farm Shimmering Starr

Dam: Moon Light Constellation *P

        DS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        DD: Carpenter Ranch Heidi

DOB: 3/18/18

                                                  G6S Normal by Parentage

 

      We really wanted to keep another daughter out of Stella as we believed that she was one of our best does overall.  When she had this girl, we couldn't pass her up!  Plus, Lyra is the first daughter that we are keeping out of our buck Turbo.  As you can see, she has fantastic breed character.  Lyra is an in-your-pocket type of goat and is definitely the boss in the pasture.   Lyra freshened with a very well attached udder that we are super excited about.  She easily earned her milk star this year on the one day test, milking 7.72 lbs with 3.93% butterfat on the one day milk test.

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Lyras' first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

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Golden Plains CF Nutmeg

(Nutmeg)

6th Generation-Polled
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Sire: B-52's I'm A Crackling Firecracker

        SS: Eddy Place Firestone

        SD: Paradise Tahira

Dam: Moon Light Jazmine *P

        DS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        DD: Carpenter Ranch Ariel

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DOB: 3/10/19

                                                   G6S Normal by Parentage

 

      Nutmeg is a big love bug and is one of the first in the pasture to come greet us.  When taken away from the herd, she will just follow her people around everywhere, which does make taking good pictures of her difficult!  Her dam is our highest producing doe, her highest peak being almost 12 lbs a day!  Her dam does, however need better udder attachments.  Nutmeg freshened with improved udder attachments over her dam, especially the fore udder.  Her teats are shorter than I like, however, that can change a lot within the first few freshenings.  She peaked at over 4 lbs of milk a day as a first freshener. 

Nutmeg's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

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Golden Plains IB Electra

(Electra)

5th Generation

Sire: Green Gables DOF Ignorance's Bliss *B

        SS: Green Gables SF Dash of Freedom *B

        SD: Green Gables SS Hershey's Bliss *P

Dam: Moon Light Constellation *P

        DS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        DD: Carpenter Ranch Heidi

DOB: 3/27/19

                                                   G6S Normal by Parentage

 

      Electra is a beautiful mix between her dam and her sire.  She has better ears than her sire, and a much sweeter personality than her dam.  Her dam has a nicely shaped udder with good attachments and peaks at over 8 lbs of milk in a day.  She is the first daughter that we have kept out of Iggy.  Electra has stayed smaller than our other goats.  She freshened with a well attached udder.  Her teats are a bit on the small side, but that can change immensely within the next few years.  She peaked at over 6 lbs of milk a day as a first freshener.

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Electras' first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

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Laz E Acre's Mimsy Mae *P

(Mimsy)

4th Generation

Sire: Moon Light Gavin

        SS: VCH Echo Hill's GD Cassanova +B

        SD: Carpenter Ranch Ariel

Dam: Little Angels Farm Dot to Dot

        DS: Cornerstone Farm Dirty Harry

        DD: Moonstone P Phoebe

DOB: 3/2/15

                                                          G6S Normal by Testing

 

      We are so happy to have Mimsy here now!  We didn't have as many doelings born in 2015 as we had hoped, so we decided to bring in a new doeling.  As we were looking, we found Mimsy at Laz E Acres farm.  Mimsy has some of the same bloodlines that we already have (her sire is a full sibling to one of our does, and 1/2 sibling to many of the others), and we love what the udders in those bloodlines look like.  Her dam also has a very well attached udder.  Mimsy is a really sweet goat and we look forward to seeing her mature more!  She freshened with a well-attached udder.  Her teats are on the short side, although she's still pretty easy to milk.   She peaked at about 8 lbs of milk a day.

Mimsy's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill/separation from kids

W4's Betsy Ross

(Betsy)

4th Generation
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Sire: Green Gables Small Fortune *B

        SS: Green Gables MB Amazing Comet *B

        SD: Green Gables SS Hershey's Bliss *P

Dam: LW4's Independence Day Bing

        DS: Crooked H Black Magic

        DD: Moonstone Blossoming Annie

DOB: 3/28/19

                                                          G6S Normal by Testing

 

      When we saw Betsy available as a yearling, we just had to have her!  We have a problem with height in our herd (most are on the tall side for the breed), and Betsy was beautiful, from good milk lines, and SMALL!  When she got here, she was the same size as my weanlings!  She freshened with a decent udder, although I would like to see wider teats and slightly better attachments overall.  I like the height of her udder and she has nice open orifices.  She milked 2 lbs on a 12 hour fill as a first freshener.

Betsy's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

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Golden Plains CF Checkmate (Checkers)

6th Generation
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Sire: B-52's I'm A Crackling Firecracker

        SS: Eddy Place Firestone

        SD: Paradise Tahira

Dam: Golden Plains FW Kaleidoscope 2*P

        DS: VCH Green Gables Freedom's Winchester +B 

        DD: Moon Light Constellation *P

DOB: 4/03/20

Checker's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

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