|Ditto in her Sweatshirt|
This doe just got dried off after milking through for 3 seasons!!! OMG what is not to love? She is personality plus, not afraid of much, loves spoiling and pampering, and demands special treats! Well, she earns it! She would have kept going, I am convinced. She got dried off for owner convenience really. Milking one goat once a day lost its' appeal in the snowstorm last week. I will come to regret this in a day or so when I have to resort to store milk for my coffee. For 3 seasons now, she has milked twice a day in the peak season, and once a day during the winter. She was not bred of course. When the others came back up on the stand for twice a day, so did she.
DHIA records show:
661 days in milk
5060 lbs. of milk
Ditto is almost 6 years old finishing her third season, and has not had a dry year. She was initially milked through because she has so much milk she was having trouble keeping her body condition. We thought a break might do her good. Well, it did. She looks great. Who knows how long she could have milked? Right now she is pretty upset with me for not bringing her up!
|Hugs Mandatory aAfter Milking|
|Same As-The Goat|
Luckily we get to choose who we keep here. Yes, milk is important, as is health and vigor. But we have a solid base there (thankfully). So often those who's kids get kept are based somewhat on personality traits. The Same As line is powerful here. And with many good reasons. The heritage from Lucky Star goats is strong, admired, healthy, and milky.
|Same As-the Grand Dam|
|Carbon Copy "Lounging" on the Wall|