Please say hello to Jinx. His name is Jinx because two days, a lot of rain, and two broken down vehicles later, we finally got him home. I went to get him the first day and my Jeep started making a horrible noise (turned out to be nothing much, but scared me). The next day, my mom offered to take me to get him. Got about as far as I did the day before, BG hits the button for the window and the window falls down and won’t go back up. We drove four hours with a garbage bag over the back door!
Jinx is my new registered Nigerian Dwarf billy-goat. He’s still really young, but after a rather long and frustrating search during which only two of the dozen people I called returned my calls, I decided on him for several reasons.
- His grandsire was a national champion and his blood lines are known for milk production.
- The price was very right for a champion bloodline sire for my herd.
- He was young enough that I could raise him the way I wanted him, which is gentle and well-mannered.
Originally, I had not intended to worry about registration, but when I saw him for sale, I realized that BG is very into the animals. (She helps milk Auntie and feed the chickens every morning.) If she wants to show in 4-H, having some sort of registered stock already in place would be ideal. Thus, Jinx is my first registered goat. I plan on added a couple of registered females later this year or next year, but for now I think we’re done, unless they folks come through on the offer of a free donkey.