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

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

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

Golden Plains FW Primrose 2*P

(Primrose)

5th Generation

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

                                                     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.

DOB: 3/13/17

Primrose's first freshening udder after a 12 hr fill

Moon Light Willow (Willow)

For Sale (SOLD)- $200- In milk

6th Generation

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

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