As time allows this page will feature goats from the history of our farm who have helped to build our herd.
The photo above is of BBR Pongo and his daughter Naquabi Tughela. Masculine bucks certainly do produce feminine does! I never gave much thought to the whole "breed for the head and the body will follow" train of thinking until Pongo made his impact on our herd. Pongo was not a perfect specimen but he passed on muscularity and breed character. He also had the most gentle disposition. Our herd gained uniformity through careful line breeding of Pongo daughters, of which Tughela was an integral part. Today we have two of Tughela's daughters in our herd; Theunetta and Pafuri. Breeders always rabbit on about the buck being half the herd. Of course the buck is important. EVERY detail in breeding livestock is important. If people payed more attention to MATERNAL lines and traits they might actually get more from their breeding program. Tughela's dam is Naquabi Zambezi. Great foundation does are rarely appreciated early on in their breeding careers but that's another story.
The photos below depict Naquabi Mossie and her half sister Naquabi Muschilein. We often referred to them as double trouble! Muschi could be an absolute handful and Mossie was always willing to sharpen her horns on something. They were both sired by Irish Winds Pepsi. The "fightin' Irish". Their dams were not registered stock. They were feisty and prolific and originated from the Bellbrooke herd. This started our journey of breeding up to Canadian purebred registered goats. What a journey it has been!
Both Mossie and Muschi have left a legacy of goats who have attained accolades within the industry that we never would have dreamed possible when we began our herd.