The Goats

 Apatite For That


Apatite is named after a mineral (the spelling is correct, it is not supposed to be appetite although the pun is intended) to stick with our gemstone/mineral naming theme.  He will be our future herd sire.  At four and a half months old he was 38lbs.

Newborn



Five or six weeks....


When we brought him home...


Five months old,,,,


Fern Hill Diego
Apatite's Sire in Show Coat


Falling Down Farm Twix
 Apatite's Dam


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 Jasper


His sire is a full blood Boer and his dam is a Boer/Alpine cross, but I don't know their names.  

At approximately ten weeks old.

At approximately fourteen weeks old.

Approximately fifteen weeks.

Seven Months

Ten Months

  Approx. fourteen months old.

Then

Now


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Coral


Coral is extremely skittish and hard to take pictures of.  She is a very good mother though.

 
Coral on the right with Garnet on the left.

Coral with her daughter Pearl.


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Garnet


Five months pregnant in June 2017


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Topaz

 Topaz using her horn to scratch her back. 


Five months pregnant in June 2016


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Amethyst


Coral gave birth to Amethyst with no assistance and very quickly.  I'm pretty sure she was only pushing for about four minutes.  Amethyst is already a total pet who loves being scratched all over and sitting in my lap!

Newborn

Day 2

 Five Weeks

 Five Weeks

Five Weeks

Four and a half months old.

Amethyst's sire Crockett
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Tag Colors

Green=75% Boer
Orange=88% Boer
Red=94% or higher Boer
Purple=100% Boer
Yellow= 50% Savanna

 Our Girls

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