Bird boi, yeah, it would probably require either both packs dueling to mail you the victor, or just the victor to send the screenshot as proof. Pretty time consuming, but im not sure if theres another way to verify wins. Also, the betting system should probably be done on forums, with the rule of no editing posts <.<
I was confused for a moment asking who the fuck you were. :')
The fires over here were pretty close to my town (maybe a dozen or so miles away). Not sure about damages just yet, but it was big enough to be put on the record for largest fire since the 1900's I think, it was horrible.
I have a herd of 5 purebred, (only 3 are registered) Nubian does (female goats), and I will be posting about my amazing girls and their babies, maybe the occasional dog. Feel free to comment, ask questions, and just talk about anything goat related (doesn't have to necessarily be about my ladies, just about goats).
Three are purebred and registered, while 2 are purebred but not registered. We would probably not breed them if this wasn't so, we would likely just keep mixed goats as pets, or maybe just as milkers. A purebred and registered baby is worth a good amount, and we aren't keeping them, so we have made good bloodlines our only reason to breed.
LINK: To look up by my goats, or the bucks we breed to, by their name (check pedigree, inbreeding, past kids, etc.), go ahead and click right HERE. All goats registered via ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association) are recorded here.
CLICK ON THEIR NAMES - For images
Urban Acres Stunning Stella: Stella is Bean's mom. This girl has the best breeding of all my ladies. She's got a great general appearance and stature, but her mammary system (udder) is a pretty major weakness of hers. Her brother is Castaway, the buck we use for the other two because of his good lines. Her mother was a champion, and she's won champion while she's been with us, as well.
Urban Acres CT Destiny: Destiny is Cal's aunt, but adopted mother, as she raised Catalina. This lady probably has the poorest bloodlines of the three, but she's a decent doe nonetheless. She has poor general appearance, but decent stature and body capacity. She doesn't have a very "smooth" build. However, she's got the best mammary system (udder) of the three, and has won reserve champion for it.
Cali Coast Majestic Jellybean: Bean is Stella and Watson's Daughter, and Castaway's niece. We can't tell much about her looks yet, but her general appearance is very beautiful, as is her stature and body capacity. I'll update on mammary system when she kids in 2023 (hope it's better than Stella's!). She's won junior champion, and hopefully she's a future champion like her mom and grandma.
Credits for all images on this thread anywhere go to ME, unless stated otherwise
(Click on the goat's name for images)
The gestation period of a goat is about 5 months, 145-155 days to be exact. Their due date listed is the 150 day mark. BREEDING PLANS FOR 2021-2022!! (obviously, these might change. Plus there's a chance they miscarry, or the breeding doesn't take.)
1) As mentioned above, a female goat is called a doe, and sometimes referred to as a nanny, especially if she has had kids in the past. Male goats are called bucks/ billies when they are intact, and wethers/ billies when they are banded (castrated).
2) Goats are actually rather intelligent, most being about as smart as your average dog. But, like all creatures, some are duller, and some are brighter. Put the mind of a toddler in a hooved creature, and you're given a goat.
3) In many places, goats need a mineral supplement to keep their health at 100%, as the land tends to be lacking in some mineral or other. In the case of my goats, since I'm on the central coast of California, they need a whole mineral that mostly comprises of copper (a pretty common one that's needed).
4) Goats only have bottom teeth in the front, meaning they need their hard foods to be cut or shredded so they can fit them in their mouths. Their molars are on both top and bottom, so, if a food fits in their mouths, they can chew it with their molars if they need to.
5) If a goat is chewing its cud (food spit up from the rumen, which hasn't been fully digested), that means that it is a content or even happy goat, and calm.
6) If a goat puffs up, and it isn't cold, then that means that it is angry. It most likely saw something that it believes to be a threat or even simply a nuisance. Destiny can't puff up too well, due to her curly fur, but she would come at anybody she noticed acting aggressively towards Catalina (one of our past goats). (I know this because a group of three Brazilian men, afraid of goats, temporarily stayed at my house. I was walking the does, and I told them to watch out for Catalina, because she didn't like strangers, so they decided it would be smart to try to scare her before she goes for them. Destiny then stepped in, and they decided to give my does some space.)
Herd Pecking Order:
- Like most animals that live in groups, goats have a pecking order. There are those that are above the rest, and those below the rest, and those in the middle. Below is my herd's current pecking order.
Destiny (the queen)
Destiny's daughters (Iris and Jade)
Stella (the loner)
Stella's daughter (Bean)
Maggie: Maggie is a queensland/ aussie mix. Specifically, 75% Australian Blue Cattle Dog and 25% Australian Shepherd. She is very intelligent, and can learn anything in a flash when there's food offered as a reward. She's got a lot of energy and can be a bit nippy. However, she nips a lot less now (at 1.5 years) than she did when we first got her (8 months), and it seems to be on the decline. She used the chase the goats, but now she can sit and watch them graze outside the pen without bothering them.
In Memory of:
Urban Acres GB Catalina: (Passed August 24th, 2021) Catalina is Destiny's niece/ adopted daughter. She was my second best goat while she was alive. She was incredibly sweet and loving when she liked you and you weren't telling her what to do. She would be stubborn when there was no treats involved. However, she was incredibly intelligent, and could learn anything we wanted to teach her if she tried. She would knock over children, but that's fair because children are bothersome.