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|Goldthwaite winning "OMAR" get - SGCH Clematis (91), SGCH Talapoosa (91), SGCH Jewellia (91)
Long overdue: kids are all born, orders are all picked up (or
almost), time to catch some breath and let people know how it is going. Beautiful kids again this year, and lots of
new friends and homes for our Goldthwaite Nubians. My herd was getting very top heavy on the old & great side, but
we lost more animals this past year than I can ever care to remember. It was their time, but I am never ready for that.
Almost every one who died was a champion, and I realized I just don't get around to the shows any more like I used to.
I am sure this list is not complete, but it started with SGCH Jewels, SGCH Exotic Dancer, CH Benz, CH Jewellburt, GCH Bonny
Black, GCH Xanadu, SGCH Abacadabra, SG Enchanted, SGCH Briannca, just off the top of my mind! Most of these were up
into the 7 to10 year range, or more. I also sold several of the does who had been appearing on my Sr. doe page for some
years, as well as a whole bunch of first fresheners & even dry yearlings. I love where I live now up in Wyoming,
but I moved away from all those who could help me, and it is very hard to find anyone wanting to work around here - and no
one who knows how to or is willing to learn to milk. Along with my age creeping up on me and trying to slow me down, I had
three serious falls - once knocked down full force by my young dog, next run over by the horses, and then another fall just
a few weeks ago. My right arm isn't really good for much at all any more, and I am not sure about even showing
goats. But we did attend our local show, and my daughter was judging one ring so we were limited to just the other,
but managed to win both BIS Sr.Doe (Madelaine) and BIS Buck (Barishnikov), as well as GCH Jr with a yearling I sold to a friend.
Am beginning to look forward to the fairs now as the milking string is down around a dozen, but it took some very hard letting
go to get that far.
I have just updated the "FOR SALE" page, as have about filled all the
orders. Have some really top choices yet in bucks (and I didn't even list them all), and do realize I will have to let
a few of the doelings go as well when it comes right down to it. I did bring home some top older bucks that had been
working in Texas, and Bari did finish his championship to make up for one of those losses. I am also keeping more yearling
bucks to replace their sires who left last year, and one more baby buck this year "OLDSTYLE" from my beautiful Amaranth (also
Einkorn's dam). So I am sure the show will go on.
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in Production, Performance & Type, since 1973"
For 40+ years
now we have been breeding, raising, showing and milking DAIRY Goats. As the emphasis has always been on "DAIRY", we are proud
of our continued high production and longevity through many generations. We feel this continuity is achieved by maintaining
strong emphasis on correct body type, excellent mammaries, temperament and ease of milking. Although we have raised all the
breeds, Nubians are our first love and what we have primarily focused on. AND! because we Love NUBIANS, we expect them
to Look Like NUBIANS!
| SGCH Jewellia daughter
| 9*M SGCH GOLDTHWAITE JEWELS LA 91 @5 yrs
I have always bred the goats for what we want
in a Nubian. The strongest emphasis is on temperament, production, & ease of hand milking - along with the strong and
elegant conformation that will please me every time I walk out to the barnyard and that I know will last for years & years.
Of course Excellent udders are an important part of that conformation.
though I breed for what I want, I know I can’t keep them all - but neither am I anxious to get rid of them, and I rarely
take pre-orders for a specific animal. People who wish to own a Goldthwaite Nubian have learned to be patient, and to just
keep me appraised of their desires. I do keep lists of people interested in kids and milkers, and let them know as animals
become available. I am limited by age and location and must sell many of my beloved animals, but I like to wait until
I see what the total picture for the year is looking like. I also like to see my babies develop under my watchful eye and
care, and would rather keep them a few months than to “Insist” they be picked up by 3 to 5 weeks or sooner.
I like to see more of my total kid crop to pick with a mind for grouping than to just “keep the best and sell the rest!“
I believe all my animals are good, and often sell the “best” as I feel they will have a better chance at making
someone else happy. I am amazed at some of the animals I let go these past few years, but it is becoming more and more
important for me to really cut back as I am alone and now into my 70's. Many of these does sold are shown
on the updated "REFERENCE DOES 2 " page, I thank all the breeders and enthusiasts across the country to whom I entrusted
my babies as well as many of my long-time favorites.
| GCH & BDIS Trophy Eggs - State Fair in Amarillo, Tx.
We love to show whenever we can, particularly at State
Fairs, where we have been winning many Best in Show, Best Udder, as well as nearly every Premier Exhibitor & Breeder award
that we compete for. Our animals have not only been in the top placings and lineup at the ADGA National Shows
for the past several years, but our bloodlines have been directly behind several of the top winners.
| Grand-daughter Lana showing her goat "Enchanted" (SGCH Jewels daughter)
When I can get away to distant shows, I often take the
animals with me that have been sold and meet buyers along the way. I am hoping to be able to make the trip to Kentucky
in 2014 for one more National Show. In addition, I have several buyers that drive a long way to visit the farm
and pick up goats and am happy to arrange transportation with them which helps with their expenses as well as making delivery
much more reasonable for the other buyers.
We have been on continuous DHIR production testing
since 1974 until this past year when I had to let it go. I have picked it up again in 2014,and the girls are milking
well. We are scheduled for Linear Appraisal again this Aug. or Sept., and I am hoping to at least make it to the two
state fairs I got to last year - Wyoming State Fair and the Colorado State Fair.
all the traveling and other life interruptions around here the production records reflect “reality”. We have had
several animals in the Top Ten over the years, but that has never been a specific goal. I shifted to Owner/Sampler testing in
2010 as it will now be accepted for the Advanced Registry and along with continued Linear Appraisal makes our animals
qualify for the Superior Genetics program, but not the top ten.
I believe that excercise is important
to all living creatures, and here we still have room for all to run and graze. We try to let our goats live as
"Naturally" as possible, letting many of the younger does dam raise, with daily handling, but also do a Pasturizing CAE Prevention
program, on tested negative colustrum and milk, on our early winter kids and whenever requested.
| Buck Pasture in fall, Boulder, Colo.
Our goats are
our best advertising, so we are presenting for the most part just their Photos and the statistics. Please feel
free to call or write if you would like more particulars or information on any of the animals or planned breedings for 2015.
We will begin kidding again in early January.
|GCH all 3 Rings, CTDGA Spring Fling 6'09 (@2 yrs)
|SGCH GOLDTHWAITE TALLY HO 9*M
|FIRST PLACE 3 YR OLD, '08 NATIONAL SHOW
| SGCH GOLDTHWAITE BRIANNCA LA 91
| OUR OTHER LOVE - SUGAR & "FLICKA" (Born June '10)
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