|All hail Queen Chilly|
I decided that 5 was a good number to keep for now. My breeding program begins with the three new doelings born this year, so they are not for sale. That means I keep 2 senior does, m-a-y-b-e three if somebody doesn't find a home. Chilly is a complete pain in the rear, but is also the prettiest. Since I didn't get any does from her this year, she stays.
I didn't get any does from Sandy this year either, but she is downline from Bree and I have those genetics everywhere. Sandy was actually listed for sale, but she had a miraculous attitude adjustment. She went from expert escape artist to my most devoted fan. She is waiting for me at the gate and follows me everywhere. Hey, I'll take an ego boost from a goat.
Bree is just a solid old dependable girl, and I didn't really plan to sell her. As I mentioned in a previous post, she was just the right fit for somebody that came out to meet & greet so I sold her. It wasn't intended, it was just the right thing to do at the right time. Bree saved her daughter Sandy from the sale block. It was her final gift to me I think.
Mackenzie is a solid goat. She doesn't have any defects, but doesn't really stand out either. She gave me the first doeling of the season and is now sold waiting to be picked up.
Breezy fits the same bill as Mackenzie. I have several potential buyers for Breezy planning to come this weekend. Breezy and Mackenzie are separated where I can keep a close eye on them and keep them well protected. That means the rest of the herd is beginning to settle and find a new norm.
Chilly was already the #2 goat. So when Bree left, Chilly stepped into the leadership role. For now at least, I think she isn't quite as mean of a Queen goat as Bree was. That puts Sandy in the #2 spot. She was formerly #5, so this is a nice promotion for her. It's too early to tell where the kids rank yet, that will come this summer.
So, until sold or dethroned, all hail: Queen Chilly