We sadly regret to announce that our senior buck Kingfisher passed away January 4, 2018 after a brief illness. We are devastated by the loss of such an important animal to the Nubian breed and one whom we personally loved. He is greatly missed, but he lives on in our hearts and the offspring he’s given us, so he continues to bless us with his presence every day. Rest in peace, my sweet boy! <3
Our herd has been DNA-tested for G6S and Alpha S1 Casein. We are pleased to announce that all of our bucks are G6S-normal, as is the majority of our herd. If this is a concern to you, we will gladly discuss it, and we will always disclose the status of any animal we sell.
Kingfisher and several of his daughters were awarded Superior Genetics (SG) status, plus Kingfisher himself was named an Elite Sire!
SGCH ++B Alize Charleston Chew, the sire of our senior buck Kingfisher, just won First place Senior Get-of-Sire at the 2016 ADGA National Show! Congratulations to his owner Sonia Thyssen of Woest-Hoeve Nubians! Several of Charleston’s daughters also placed very well: SG Woest-Hoeve MC Maggie 5*M (4th-place 2 year-old milking doe), SG Woest-Hoeve Margaret 3*M (2nd-place 5-6 year-old), and SGCH Woest-Hoeve Suidoni 5*M (4th-place 5-6 year-old). Well done!
In addition, SGCH ++B Alize Charleston Chew, Kingfisher’s sire, is now an ELITE SIRE, as are Amador’s grandsires *B Woest-Hoeve Royal Fortune and SG +*B Wingwood Farm Vista’s Tao!
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See Kingfisher’s Web page for more in-depth information!
Kingfisher’s littermate Woest-Hoeve Robin is now an SG doe–and so is his dam Iron-Owl Sand Crane!
Kingfisher’s full-sister Farm @ WH Swan was 9th place 3 year old at the 2015 National Show. Their sire, SGCH +B Alize Charleston Chew had the 6th. place senior get-of-sire entry. SGCH +B Iron-Owl Bluebeard, grand sire to Kingfisher and Swan had the 4th place get and was once again Premier Senior Nubian Sire.
Swan was recently also twice Grand Champion & Best of Breed, plus she was twice Reserve Grand at the 2015 Northwest Oregon Dairy Goat Association Show! Not bad out of four rings.
Regarding Outside Breedings: We normally do not take in outside does for breeding. This is simply due to today’s realities: the still widespread presence of CAE/CL, plus considerations of safety and liability. We are willing to consider does on a case-by-case basis, however, especially does that have been purchased from our breeding program. If this interests you, please contact us for further information. Any outside does must have recent documentation showing they are CAE/CL/Johne’s free–NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO HORNS! Outside does cannot have horns! No doe who has horns will be accepted for breeding! ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!
We do try to make available quality bucklings for purchase every year, though we only sell buck kids we deem to be of superior quality, regardless of their pedigree. If a buckling isn’t of the quality we would consider using ourselves, then we won’t sell him for breeding purposes. We also do not generally sell buck kids from first-fresheners, as we prefer to sell bucks from does who have already proven their worth, though there may be occasions where we would make an exception. All bucks are usually banded by two weeks of age and raised for meat if no one has spoken for them.
All of our bucks are DNA-tested and are G6S-normal.
We would consider a lease of one of our bucks during breeding season to a responsible party, providing certain conditions were met. Please contact us if you might want to pursue this. We may also elect to offer frozen semen at some time in the future.