Reference Animals

On this page I will try to post photos and information about animals in the pedigrees of ones we currently have, or those otherwise related. You will also find separate pages on animals that were formerly in our herd but who have moved on. One of the sub-pages, for instance, is for Vernay Ace Bethany who has since departed for her new home in California. I was fortunate to receive a picture of her dam Vernay GL Zelda (AKA Millie) from Bethany’s new owners. As you can see, Zelda like her daughter, was a very dairy doe with a wonderful udder. Two of Bethany’s daughters remain with us, Bella and Queen, and as first fresheners their udders were outstanding. If we had been on DHIA test, they would have earned their *M’s too! In 2016, we will be on test and have all our mature animals linear appraised.

Bethany's dam, Vernay GL Zelda

Bethany’s dam, Vernay GL Zelda


Blue Mantle Fiona at the 2014 Union County Fair in La Grande, Oregon

Here is a photo of Kingfisher’s daughter Blue Mantle Fiona out of Bryarose-Farms Silverado Ivana. She had not yet been born when we bought Bethany and her daughters Bella and Queen, so she remained behind with her breeder, Tiffany LeGore of Pendleton, Oregon. We saw her when she came to the 2014 Union County Fair in La Grande, Oregon, and she is truly a delightful doeling, showing every promise of becoming a wonderful doe. I’m looking forward to seeing how she’s turned out.

Below is a photo of SGCH Iron-Owl FT Watercress 3*M, dam of our doe Woest-Hoeve WC Water Kres, sired by *B Lakeshore ATL Intuition. Watercress is a phenomenal doe (LA:  6-06  92/EEEE), and we are thrilled to have her daughter in our herd.

SGCH Iron-Owl FT Watercress (photo courtesy of Sonia Thyssen, Woest-Hoeve Nubians)

SGCH Iron-Owl FT Watercress (photo courtesy of Sonia Thyssen, Woest-Hoeve Nubians)





4 thoughts on “Reference Animals

  1. Looking for a Nubian doe or doeling. Can you please let me know if you have anything available. You have some beautiful goats on your site.

    Thank you,

    • Thank you Anne! I’m glad you like our herd. Can you tell me what your interests are, i.e. show goats, production animals, or making cheese, etc.? I’m afraid I don’t have anything available right this moment, but I will have does kidding beginning at the end of the year through February. Once they have kidded and I know how many doelings I will keep, I will decide whom to offer for sale. If there is a particular doe or two that interests you, I can let you know if they might become available. I may have a few doelings for sale at that time also, and we do take reservations. Be sure to check out our 2017 Breeding List under the For Sale tab. I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

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