Rubystar KLK CHEV Laymanaydi -- "Naydi" - $300
Sire: *B Rubystar KLK MAJ Cheveyo
SS: *B J&R Spirits Oh So Majestic 1-03 86 VV+
SD: Rubystar Cedas Blazin Kalakala 1*M 5-03 91 EEEE
Dam: Rubystar Cedas Blazin Kalakala 1*M 5-03 91 EEEE
DS: My-Enchanted-Acres D'Lux Blaze
DD: Willow Run BZ Frisky Quilceda
G6S Normal by Parentage
After mellowing as a yearling...she discovered she had brains and an attitude. She's as smart as a whip...but doesn't always like to cooperate - her name is a Cherokee version of lemonade, and I joke that some days she is more sugar and some days she is more lemon. Once she learns a routine (and she learns quick...but she has to be convinced she wants to do it!) she's pretty easy to work with. She has maintained the unusual Sunshine quietness (yes, not all Nubians are loud and obnoxious) which is nice.
She's a strong, wide, correct doe. I don't think she'll be huge, but her udder looks like it will more than make up for it. Her escutcheon is very wide and has plenty of room for her high, wide and capacious udder, and she walks with lots of room between both front and rear legs. Her biggest fault is she needs a longer bone pattern, which would also likely correct her front legs which twist out. I would also like to see a smoother foreudder.
Her feet have become one of her most interesting features, as they are extremely slow growing, requiring only twice a year trimming, and appear to be naturally hoof rot resistant per one year's experience (the hoof rot is now eradicated). Update as of Sept 2015 - Her right front hoof has gone exactly one year without any trimming. I monitor her hooves every day at milking time, and the untrimmed hoof is still functional, doesn't affect her pastern health and the sole looks like I trimmed it two months ago. The left front was trimmed in February of this year and still looks good. Her rear feet were trimmed in July, and I do anticipate trimming them again in the winter. I believed that all goats required bimonthly trims...until Naydi came along. She just set the bar higher for the rest of my Nubians.
If you figure it takes 5 minutes to trim hooves on one doe (just a figure to help you see why this is of interest to me...some take more, some take less), and you trim her every two months on the dot, you just spent 30 minutes every year trimming your goat's feet. If you are a dairy, paying a herdsperson at minimum wage, that goat cost you $4.74 in just hoof trims in one year (now multiply that by however many goats your dairy has), which was time that could have been spent doing something else... or time you didn't need a herdsperson (again, multiply by how many goats you have). Naydi, needing 10 minutes per year of hoof trimming (0.95 cents in my calculations), just saved me $3.79 over the bimonthly doe who puts out similar milk yield, plus the aggravation of wrassling a recalcitrant, kicking goat every two months, and maybe even a back injury (or stab injury from hoof trimmers). That's not big bucks until you multiply that by even 20 and compare 20 bimonthly does and 20 Naydi does...but still... between time and money... I'd take a few more of these!
If you had the misfortune of bringing in hoof rot to your herd (studies in sheep show that the slow growing hooves are indeed more resistant to hoof rot)...this doe could save you even more time, and heartache!
This doe is here for the long haul at this point. She is proving to be a strong brood doe, and with her hooves, and her performance this year under less-than-ideal circumstances, while she may never be a National GCH or a Top Ten doe, she has some great qualities - some that can't be measured on ADGA performance programs.
The top picture, of the two side shots, is from July 2012 (top) and the bottom one is from September 2011 (as a two month old).
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