Bella is the one that started it all. We don’t know anything about where she came from or her breeding. Due to this her or her babies are not for sale unless they are wethered or sold for meat. I know this sounds cruel to some, but her genetics are not something we want to pass to others. It’s kind of like having a disformed, bad tempered dog. In the breeding world, you don’t want to pass along bad genetics.
She is our only horned goat and she knows it. We talk in depth about why we choose to disbud our goats and she is the reason behind it all. Up until recently she has been a terror to deal with, including being the cause of two stillborn babies. After self weaning Bee Bee, she has calmed a lot but is still very skittish.
Bella has also been our best milker. At the height of her milking she gave over a quart of milk a day. She is also a first time freshner or FF, so that milking power is very impressive and should only improve.
She is also a great mama. She was extremely attentive to Bee Bee and absolutely loves the other babies. She will ram the other goats if they are in her way, but she is very gentle with all babies.
She is ineligible for registration because she has four teats instead of the normal two. This tells us that she is likely a Boer/ mini Nubian cross. Since her babies will carry on those genetics we choose to castrate her bucks and/ or use all her babies for meat.
Bella will be bred with Midas in November. We bred her with Midas last season and her dapple coloring was passed to Bee Bee.