The Goats

We have 2 female dairy goats, who we got in March 2008. Their breed is ‘Mini LaMancha’, which is a cross between LaMancha (a standard dairy breed whose earlessness makes them look like aliens), and Dwarf Nigerian (a mini dairy breed).

Cheyenne & Darlin’ came from a large herd in Eastern Oregon. They were both in milk when we brought them home, and we’ve been milking them ever since.

Katy & Darlin\'

Darlin

Darlin’ is super sweet and mellow, loves attention, and is very curious. She produces about 3 quarts of milk a day – that’s 3/4 gallon!

Cheyenne

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is a sassy girl, who was pretty feisty and skittish when we first got her. Now she’s happy and friendly, though she likes to boss Darlin around. She produces about 2 quarts of milk per day.

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  • 1. Tracey Tiret  |  August 9, 2008 at 5:27 am

    Awesome! I love it! I’m all new to this, but I’ve gone goaty too! I have a saanen in milk and a lamancha unfreshened arriving on Monday! We’re a bit nervous our about milking ability… glad to know I have neighbors in Portland!

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  • 2. Tracey Tiret  |  February 18, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Wow, a year almost since I started on my goat adventures. So many changes since then…Now I have La Mancha milkers and a nigerian dwarf wether. I’d love to meet you and yours sometime soon. 😉

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  • 3. sherrie Barger  |  August 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Hi, I’m on the board of living yoga ( brings yoga people in prison, shelters and drug and alcohol treatment) and we are having ou annual gala auction on October 22. One of the oral auction items is a “urban Farm” package. We would like to include goats. I’m looking for someone who would donate tow pigmy goats! Can anyone help me? sherriebarger@gmail.com.

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  • 4. Donna Marykwas  |  December 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I am trying to change the code in Long Beac, CA to allow small scale animal husbandry. I also write for examiner.com as the Long Beach Urban Agriculture Examiner. I searched your blog but can’t find a way to contact you directly. Please email me ASAP.

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