Our Current Does
Mulberry Tree Fawn (2014)
Fawn, a third generation doe born February 12, 2014, came to us all the way from Washington state when all the pieces fell into place to make that long journey possible. We were thrilled. Fawn is a lovely doe from Gray J and Still Meadow lines. She is our largest doe—26" at the withers—and our herd queen. We regularly pair Fawn with Black Mountain Kinders Orion. She has long, generous lactations and has given us a number of beautiful kids.
Serena Kinders Eva (2015)
Serena Kinders Eva is a first generation doe from Jan Hodges. She is mid-sized, easy to manage, and friendly. We like her width and length and her compact, tightly attached udder. She is bred this year to Still Meadow Dusty for fall kids this year. Eva is preparing for her photo shoot this week.
Serena Kinders Trahlyta (Lyta) (2015)
Serena Kinders Trahlyta (Lyta) is a small, nicely made doe, standing 22" at the withers. She is a sweetheart, easy to handle and a pleasure to milk. We pair her with Orion, and they make handsome kids together. She wants her glamor shot retaken below because Fawn photobombed it with her tail.
Snowy Owl Homestead Lillybet
Lillybet is another small, nicely made 22" doe. Lillybet freshened for the first time in 2017 and produced two beautiful doelings sired by Still Meadow Dusty. She has a lovely, compact, well-attached udder. She is shy rather than friendly but tolerates handling from familiar people. We have retained her doeling Falcon.
Black Mountain Kinders Molly (2017)
Molly is on her way to being a lovely, mid-sized doe. She has good front and rear width and is nicely put together all around. She was bred to Black Mountain Kinders Max before he traveled to his new home with Kathleen Sanderson. Max and Molly's kids, expected this fall, will blend genetics from Sugar, Zorro, Fawn, and Orion. We expect to retain a kid from this match between two of our nicest spring 2017 kids.
Black Mountain Kinders Luna (aka Ivory Rose) (2017)
Ivory Rose (registered as Luna) is our go-getter girl. She's not to be outdone at the feed trough, even by Fawn. She's friendly and smart, and we love the way she is maturing. She is nicely made, with good width and a nice escutcheon. We expect to see some lovely kids from her and hope that she'll be with us for years to come. Photos to come
Black Mountain Kinders Falcon (2017)
Falcon is the daughter of Lillybet and Dusty. Photos and more info to come.
These are does whose "keeper" offspring live here on our farm. They have helped to build and improve our herd.
Tadpole Acres Sugar Cube (2012)
Sugar was our first foundation doe and is Molly's dam. Molly's escutcheon improves on Sugar's, thanks to her sire, Serena Kinders Zorro. We hope Molly has inherited her mother's large orifices, which made milking a breeze. Both Molly and Sugar have sweet personalities. Sugar was sold to Karen Pewitt in 2017.
Still Meadow Moon Feather (2015)
Feather, who is now owned by Tara Good, is the dam of Luna, whom we call Ivory Rose. Feather contributed her lovely dairy lines to Ivory Rose, while Ivory Rose's sire, Zorro, helped to level Ivory Rose's topline and widen her escutcheon.
Pan's Field Kinders Calypso (Dam to our buck BMK Orion)
Calypso, born June 27, 2013, was a sixth generation doe from Dina Stevenson in Shade, OH. She boasted Bramble Patch Kinder lines on both her dam's and her sire's side, from breeder Sue Huston. She was our stockiest, widest, meatiest doe, and she was also our shortest, standing 20 inches at the shoulders (the Kinder Breed Standard's minimum height for does). Calypso was bred to ZCG Bedazzle for spring 2015 kids and kidded on March 9. Unfortunately, two of her three kids were in very difficult positions (breech and head back). We sought veterinary help, and the vet was able to help Calypso deliver her kids, two of whom survived. Unfortunately, her uterus was badly torn in the process, and we lost her. Rest in peace, dear Calypso! Calypso's legacy lives on in our handsome buck Orion and in her daughter Mia, who cannot be bred because of a hip injury she sustained as a kid.