Wooly Dog Down Esther Rose

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Born 6/28/14. Polled. Esther is our only remaining kid sired by our buck Wood Bridge Farm Creighton, and through the kindness of Wooly Dog Down Farm she got to come to us. She has turned out beautifully, and we are lucky to have her. Negative for CAE and Johne’s Feb. 2016 MSU.

Esther, oh my goodness, she is too smart for her own good. Everything has to be latched, she can figure out all the doors. It’s kind of fun.

During her first pregnancy she aborted at 2 months along, (my fault I moved her to NC). The fetuses looked like little pink baby birds. She cried and cried for her kids. Just so happened, I had a bottle kid I really didn’t want to deal with, so I stuck them together. Esther became completely devoted to the baby, AND she came into milk, raising that baby to a big fat healthy doe!

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This is Esther’s tiny udder that came in with her sheer will to milk and raise her adopted kid.  She is a joy to milk too, buttery soft, open orifices, good teat size. This is a good little dairy goat!

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update: Esther kidded 2/10/17 with triplets, 2 bucks and a doe, excellent unassisted kidding, handled her business like a champ! Freshened with an extremely high udder.

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2nd freshening above: This is Wooly Dog Down Esther Rose’s 2nd freshening, this was an overnight fill.

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Full and milked out photos

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Barn records for second freshening; note -I leave her kids on her. I milk once a day, random sample days.

2/20/17: overnight, 1.7lb 9 days fresh.

3/8/17 DIM 27,  2.25 lbs, overnight fill.

 3/20/17 DIM 38,  1.63 lbs, overnight fill

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Esther’s pedigree

Wooly Dog Down Esther Rose

sire's sire: SG MCH Buttin'Heads Palimony +*B EEE90Sire's grandsire: Buttin'Heads Pajamars *S
Sire: Wood Bridge Farm Creighton
Sire's granddam: GCH Buttin'Heads Wedding Song EEEE91
sire's dam: CH Bombahook Acres HSRD Demi Plie VEEE91Sire's grandsire: Honeysuckle Ridge Dakota
Sire's granddam: Dawnland Tabby's Sashay
Dam's sire: Twincreeks WDF Texas 2 Step *S VEE 88dam's grand sire: MCH Pecan Hollow Willy's Dance Fever +*S
dam: Alpenglade Farm Calico Rose +VVV 86dam's grand dam: MCH HBF LS Darlin Clemintine *D
Dam's dam: Springs Run BL Midorigreat grand sire: Spring's Run BNS Bolero
great grand dam: Old Mountain Farm Kukee Clayah