Monday, June 19, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
Alpacas ready to loose hundreds of pounds of fiber.
Ready for the hot days in summer. Thanks Taheresa for including us in the group trim.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
American Lamancha goat
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the plateau in Spain, see La Mancha. For the La Mancha wine region, see La Mancha (DO). For the Spanish goat, see Murciana goat.
American Lamancha, or more commonly, simply Lamancha or LaMancha, is a formally recognized breed of dairy goat, first bred in Oregon by Mrs. Eula Fay Frey. The Lamancha goat is a member of the Capra genus, specifically Capra aegagrus hircus (sometimes called Capra hircus), like all domestic goats.
Lamancha goats are perhaps the most distinctive goat breed; easily recognizable by their very short ear pinnae. They are also known for their high milk production, and the comparatively high butterfat content in their milk. The short-eared American Lamanchas first
gained recognition as a distinct breed in the early 1950s, and the breed was registered formally on January 27, 1958 as "Lamancha or American Lamancha" goats. Approximately 200 animals were accepted at registration as its original stock. The first true American Lamancha goat registered was named Fay's Ernie, L-1.
The LaMancha goat is the only breed of goat developed in the United States. Although it is interesting folk lore and short eared goats do run throughout history, there is not, nor has there ever been, a breed known as the Spanish LaMancha. The Term "American Lamancha" is an ADGA term which denotes a goat that is mostly Lamancha but has unknown genetics or varied genetics of other
|Pepper and Dina placed by John Wayne|
These two goats are visiting with Margaret for the summer.
She claas the La Mancha goat Dulcinea and the alpine goat Yodel. Names easier to remember :)
Monday, June 5, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
These wonderful Girl Scouts came Saturday to help with chores. They brought us a very generous donation from their Girl Scout Cookie sales. They loved on the animals and did chores. Lots of celebration. Miranda baked special Llama cupcakes in honor of a longtime volunteer Grace. Grace is heading to college in Wyoming in the fall and working at Homestead Veterainary this summer. Thank you Miranda for your volunteer work and sweet treats!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Thanks to the efforts of wonderful volunteer Chris and his daughter Lauren we were able to do a marathon rescue! Chris and Lauren picked up 4 Alpacas from Longmonth, CO and delivered them to a wonderful new home with Kathy in Elizabeth,CO. And then Chris and his daughter made another run to collect animals from Wayne Thompson in Parker, CO.