Meet Lavender. She’s my dream goat. I’ve always hoped that one day, I would be able to have a goat from Pholia Farm. After Ally, the doeling I had planned to keep from Ginger’s kidding passed away, I realized that I would be smart to seriously think about taking this chance to invest in a doe that would be beneficial to my herd.
I already have a buck that has Pholia bloodlines, so I contacted Giannaclis about purchasing a doe from her that wasn’t closely related to my buck. She had a few options for me. I settled on Lavender. She is in milk, and she’s already one of my favorites. I bought her sight unseen, not even knowing what her markings looked like… I think it’s interesting that she looks pretty much like I imagine Ally would have looked all grown up.
So now, I’ve got four does that are unrelated to my bucks. I wasn’t able to get Harriet pregnant for about the 4th or 5th try since she was a baby… I’ve decided that she should be sold as a brushing/pet goat with one of the wethers with the understanding she shouldn’t be bred. She’s going to be going to a good home.
My next plan, is to breed Mini (from Ginger’s kidding last year) to an unrelated buck at my breeder’s farm, and cross my fingers for a doeling from that breeding. I’ll also have room to keep one of Lavender’s doelings when she is ready to breed again, and my breeding options with the two boys will have much more longevity.
Lavender seems to have been born for the spotlight. She is much nicer about having her picture taken than the other girls.