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1 looking for goats and sheep this summer... on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:25 pm

HiddenAcresBC

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Im kinda open to whatever here hahaha. What Im looking for is a couple of dairy goats and perhaps a couple sheep too Smile
Breeds? Well for goats I would prefer Nubian, Alpine second...they must be well socialized and friendly. I dont mind if they are very young and never birthed before, or a couple years old. As long as they are friendly.
As for sheep I really dont know. I dont know what is out there and available. Do people in BC even HAVE sheep? haha. OK I would prefer Merino, Cheviot or perhaps something else...anyone on here have sheep? Or know of Merinos nearby?
Our barn is strapped and nearing completion FINALLY! Can you hear the excitement through the screen? Can you? CAN YOU? Laughing

Jaclyn

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How exciting! I could use another barn or 3.

The BC Sheep Federation should have a list of who has sheep in BC. If not on their website I know their magazine (N'Ewes, of course) has lots of ads.

http://www.tatlayokofold.com

Amy

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I have a flock of Border Leicester sheep here (they belong to a friend), I like them. They have nice curly wool and handsome head, they are the same breed as in 'Babe'.

ChicoryFarm

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One of our members who's forum name is karona breeds Nubian crosses I believe. She loves her goats and may have some kids this year, if you're interested. She lives in Prince George and I don't think she comes on here much.

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Pretty sure we will be heading Terrace this summer. I raise Shetland sheep in an array of colours and patterns.

http://www.highcountryshetlands@xplornet.com

HiddenAcresBC

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highcountry...do you still have a website? Or pics? I am interested Smile

7 Re: looking for goats and sheep this summer... on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:06 am

karona

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ChicoryFarm wrote:One of our members who's forum name is karona breeds Nubian crosses I believe. She loves her goats and may have some kids this year, if you're interested. She lives in Prince George and I don't think she comes on here much.

Yes I do just not every day and I don't always have something to say.

Thanks for the comments.

As for sheep if I had to have them I would go with Katahdins. A friend has them and they are easy keepers
twin or triplet lots birth easy and you don't have to sheer them. There is a market for lamb and in the future I may consider these.

8 Re: looking for goats and sheep this summer... on Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:16 am

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My website needs to be renewed and updated. On my to do list lol. Lambs are due the beginning of april. If youd like I could email pics of some of my previous lambs.

http://www.highcountryshetlands@xplornet.com

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I have 18 kids on the the ground so far. One Doe left to kid.

I have pruebred Alpines, purebred Nubians (No purebred nubian kids this year..my registered buck was two young to use).

For crosses I have Saannen/Alpine, Alpine/Nubian, Alpine/La Mancha.

My parents live in Smithers, while my dad works in Terrace. So if you were interested and things worked out with either my parents visiting here or us visiting there, I might be able to deliver as far as Smithers or Terrace. If interested you can contact me later this spring/summer on what I'll have available for sale, pictures of the Dams and Sires, goaty info, and if I or my parents would be able to head out your way..etc.

I have been disbudding all the babies and have one naturally polled doeling.



10 Re: looking for goats and sheep this summer... on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:02 pm

HiddenAcresBC

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Dutch girl...that sounds like it was meant to be hahaha. I frequently go to SMithers and would have no problem driving that distance to pick up a couple animals! Thanks and I will definltey be in touch with you.

Jaclyn

11 Re: looking for goats and sheep this summer... on Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:16 pm

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Sounds good Jaclyn. You can email me directly at jessamine.west@live.ca

Jess

12 Re: looking for goats and sheep this summer... on Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:05 pm

HiddenAcresBC

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resurrecting this post in hopes of finding

a)someone close by with dairy goats for sale

b)somoene close by with dairy sheep for sale

c) someone with Flemish giant buck for sale

d) all of the above

e) somoene travelling from Dutch girls area(ALberta somewhere Wink ) to my area (Terrace BC) that will bring me a large care package Twisted Evil

Jaclyn

13 Re: looking for goats and sheep this summer... on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:27 am

karona

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HiddenAcresBC wrote:resurrecting this post in hopes of finding

a)someone close by with dairy goats for sale

b)somoene close by with dairy sheep for sale

c) someone with Flemish giant buck for sale

d) all of the above

e) somoene travelling from Dutch girls area(ALberta somewhere Wink ) to my area (Terrace BC) that will bring me a large care package Twisted Evil

Jaclyn


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Not sure how close you want but my girls should start kidding next week. I could keep you posted and post pictures. I had my herd tested and they are CAE free and I have never had CL.
Kathi
Prince George

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