We Have A New Addition- Paradiso Moonshyne

Introducing the newest member of King's Rock and our first pointy earred doe ever! This is Paradiso Moonshyne, a snubian out of our doe King's Rock Betwix N Between 1*M and Aspen-Hill's Rain-Beau (sire of the 2016 ADGA National Champion Saanen Araby-Farm AHRB Just-Tina)!

She wasn't too thrilled with being set up and is still adjusting to life in New York so we just snapped a really quick picture of her. We cannot wait to breed her and get her back into the showring in 2018!!

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We are so excited for the chance to work with her and incorporate some amazing Saanen genetics into our American Nubian herd (and who knows what else 😜), while still working with our oringial doe line!  

Her planned pedigree:  http://adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=E001641548

Coming soon: Lots of Baby Goats

Amata's baby belly!

Amata's baby belly!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is watching our pregnant does' bellies grow!  Normally, we plan for each doe to have two to three babies but singles are possible too.  It is rare for us to have quads and while we have had some before, it has been at least 6 years since our last quad birth.  This year it might be different though!  We have our doe Twix who was ultra-sounded and we could very clearly see three babies possibly four! And then we have Madison who still has a little under a month to go and is so big her belly hangs over the milk stand!

My favorite baby belly of the year has to be Amata's!  She is carrying her babies high and tight so she almost looks like she ate two basketballs.  It still surprise me when she is able to stand up on the fence somedays!  When she is on the move, she is able to turn her body into a wedge shaped "weapon" and will "charge" at the hay feeder or the gate! When she does, her belly pushes the surrounding goats away and she is able to secure the best spot on the feeder or be one of the first out of the gate.  

I always think it is a bit of a struggle to get good belly pictures of the goats but in the past few days, I have been able to get a couple.   While they illustrate how large each of the does are, I am not sure if they fully do them justice!  

Twix, who is carrying triplets or quads!

Twix, who is carrying triplets or quads!

Madison has to go on the last stand to make room for everyone else!

Madison has to go on the last stand to make room for everyone else!

Doesn't she look like she has two basketballs in there?

Doesn't she look like she has two basketballs in there?