Our Goats!

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Introducing Sophie and Perriwinkle!

We are now milking these beautiful Saanen Goats.  There milk is sweet and yummy and we are excited to have them on the farm.  Our search for just the right goats took us all the way down to Brookings, Oregon.  What an awesome find for our little farm in Crawfordsville!

 

 

 

 

This is Billy Bob the Billy Goat

Behind every great woman is a little man.  This handsome Saanen Buck came from the same wonderful breeder that provided us with our girls. We are so lucky that we could add these awesome animals to our farm.  What a cute little family.

Saanen goat

The Saanen, German: Saanenziege, French: Chèvre de Gessenay, is a Swiss breed of domestic goat. It takes its name from the Saanental in the Bernese Oberland, in the southern part of the Canton of Bern, in western Switzerland. It is a highly productive dairy goat and is distributed in more than eighty countries worldwide.
The Saanen dairy goat originated in Switzerland, in the Saanen Valley. Saanen does are heavy milk producers and usually yield 3-4 percent milk fat. It is medium to large in size (weighing approximately 145 lbs/65kg) with rugged bone and plenty of vigor.
Does should be feminine, and not coarse. Saanens are white or light cream in color, with white preferred. Spots on the skin are not discriminated against. Small spots of color on the hair are allowable, but not desirable. The hair should be short and fine, although a fringe over the spine and thighs is often present. Ears should be erect and alertly carried, preferably pointing forward. The face should be straight or dished. A tendency toward a roman nose is discriminated against.

 

The breed is sensitive to excessive sunlight and performs best in cooler conditions. The provision of shade is essential and tan skin is preferable.

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