A place to view photos and notes for our Purebred Nubian Dairy Goat Herd

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Welcome to 2011!

Sorry  I've been away for a while! Just in case you're checking in, I have 2 beautiful Nubian doe kids born 5 weeks ago looking for new homes! 1 is a beautiful black girl with roaned tail and highlights on her body, another is a sweet brown girl with light colored 'socks'. The black girl with silver ears is G6S Normal; the brown girl is either Normal or Carrier, and we'll be drawing blood to send off tomorrow to find out which she is - either way, she won't be affected by G6S so that's great! Their sire is Wyatt, a very handsome black and tan buck from the Ober'd-Rainbow herd in the lower-48 (both dams are from there also). The black doe kid is out of Jewel who milked 7.8 pounds on her first test - the brown girl is out of Zasia who milked 8.1 on her first test! 8 pounds is a gallon of milk a day - very nice! Whole herd tested negative January 2011, CAE, CL, and Johnes. $450 each.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Silveraurora's Purebred Nubian Kidding Schedule for 2010 is up!


I've just uploaded our 2011 Nubian kidding schedule! You can visit it by clicking on the following link:


Our kids should start arriving as early as the end of January! We're definately excited!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jewel's kids

Here's Jewel's twins - the buck kid on the left and the doe kid on the right. Notice the spots on the boy, including a big brown spot on his face that will turn silver white as he gets older, and also you can see brown and silver spots on him too. Beautiful long ears on both as well as very nice roman noses! They are 6 hours old in the pics!
Both are now SOLD!

A good morning!

I'm happy to report that at 3am this morning, Jewel went into labor and presented us with twins! A black with red trim spotted buck kid and a black with red trim beautiful doe kid with a large white spot on her belly. They are up and have had their colostrum. Jewel has a beautiful udder, super high, with big teats that hang straight down - and they were a joy to milk this morning! I put a good pint of gold colostrum in the freezer by 4:30am.

Queisha lost her mucus plug this morning so she will be kidding soon also. And she did, going into labor at 7:30am and delivering an 8.3 pound huge buck kid, also black with red trim. So the Nubians are done until August when Sunshine who was bred to Blue Zephyr is due and that's our last Nubian kidding for the year.

Friday, May 7, 2010

They're getting closer!

Waiting - oh the waiting is crazy but we're getting closer. Queisha and Jewel are growing lovely udders with nice big milkable teats. They are also getting wider and wider. By the end of the month we'll see just what these girls will give us for kids. Both are quite content and laying around in the sun during the days now too. Zasia in the meantime is still increasing in milk production and her lovely spotted daughter, Abby, has gotten used to not being with her mom. Next to her in the adjoining pen seems to be a good place as far as she is concerned as she learns to play with the ND kids, the young Saanen doe, and a young Nubian buck from Black Mesa Ranch.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Walkies! The girls and I went out for a walk to browse on saplings - I never did taste any but they sure did. The snow rubble is still left in the background, but the girls loved running, jumping, and browsing on goodies. One of the things that's the most fun is running........they start a good browse and I take off in the other direction. There must be a boogie man in the browse spot so they come running after me and pass me by, stopping suddenly to wait for me to catch up. Then I stop and run the opposite direction and off they go, running full speed towards me bucking and jumping. It's hysterical, and we have lots of fun. I'm looking forward to green grass again tho!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The new guy arrives April 16th

The new guy arrives April 16th. Much anticipation has surrounded this buck kid as I waited to see if his beautiful dam would produce at least 2 buck kids to fill her waiting list. She did along with a beautiful doe kid, so all reservations were filled! He's what I call an 'udder buck' - one who will contribute towards high milk production. It doesn't hurt that his dam has already appraised a 90 as a 2 year old and a 91 as a 3 year old either - I like pretty too!

Here's his impressive pedigree - lots of milk no doubt....

Dam: SG Black Mesa Flash's Poppy 9*M (Poppy) LA 91 - EEEV DOB: 2/05 - G6S Normal
2008 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 97%
2009 USDA-DHIR Elite Doe - 97%
Dam's Sire: SG Ragels Ziegenhof Guajillo +B
- sire of 2008 ADGA Top Ten milk producer, Black Mesa Coriander; multiple SG Elite daughters
Dam's Dam: SG Jacob's Pride Yo Flasher 8*M
2002 Top Ten Breed leader in Milk, Butterfat, and Protein production (DIM: 304 -3670#)

Sire: Six M Galaxy Make A Big Splash *B LA 87 - VEV DOB: 5/08 - G6S Normal
Sire's Dam: SG Six-M-Galaxy Red Sunrise 14*M LA 88 - VEEV
2008 Elite Doe - 99%, 2007 Top Ten Breed Leader in Milk and Protein
Sire's Sire: Six M Galaxy Leonardo *B

2006 ADGA Sire Development Program Buck