Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's a Boy! And a girl and a girl and a girl...

No, the Gertster didn't have babies yet (that is if she is pregnant at all, it's still impossible to tell.) We got a little impatient with the uncertainty of goat fertility and decided to look for some additional does that were for sure pregnant. And hooboy did we find them!

We found a breeder of Nigerian Dwarves and Mini Lamanchas on craigslist, and decided to go check out a pair of his bred does. Long story short, we ended up with the two bred mini lamancha does, and a Nigerian Dwarf doe and her baby buckling. I don't have any pictures of my own to share yet, but the link to the website of the breeder shows our ladies and gentleman.

Dreamcatcher Ranch

Our ladies are Fritzen, Chardonnay, Blue Steel (who will probably be known as Blue from here on out, poor thing) and Blue's baby boy, who has yet to be named, which brings me to the point of this here post. Check out our little man and let us know what you think his name should be.

Photo by Wayne Kiser, Dreamcatcher Ranch

Please cast your vote via comment from the following choices-
*Blackberry (the girls' choice)

I don't know why I'm so partial to the Scottish names for my goats, but it just seems fitting that an intense wee man have an intense wee name. Picture it Fehrrrrrrrrgus! Cohm an' git yer grrrain, lad! See what I mean? It just works.

Anyway, I'm looking for a little outside input, since we are completely indecisive on the matter. So leave a comment and be heard!

More info about our new, ginormous herd, pictures and the results of the great naming question to follow soon. :)


  1. Congratulations! Naming the babies is so hard! We actually bought a ginormous baby name book and pour through it each year, narrowing it down to a short list (with local flavor - i.e. non-human names - thrown in, just in case). Although many in our breed association choose names with the first letter of the current year's registration tatoo (it'll be Y for 2011), we buck the trend and are going in alphabetical order. If we do indeed get a calf out of Sheila in 2011, it's name will start with D. :)

    (Oh, and I like Blackberry...I think it's fun for the kiddos to get a say!)

  2. So Jealous, Can't wait to be back in Washington and have goats and chickens oh my...

    I Love Irish Names too. And He definitely looks like a Fergus to me.