White Rock Farm - Boer Goats



  Our herd consists of about 20 does at the moment. We have several registered with USBGA as Native on Appearance (50%), but most are 73% or higher. Our primary focus is on market goat production for 4-H and FFA members, in addition to meat production. Our breeding goals are outlined in detail below.

  Our selection criteria are different in prioritization than too many breeders it seems. It is frustrating to see so many goats winning that can barely walk as kids due to bowed legs and poor pasterns- they may be "thick," but will they be able to walk out to pasture and feed themselves and kids in 5 years and 5 kiddings? Supernumerary teats are a similar problem. Who has time to bottlefeed? These are meat goats. Many people get them because they want something lower maintenance than a dairy goat, but don't select the most self-sufficient stock.
  With these considerations in mind, there are several "absolutes" in our herd that are relatively constant. We don't necessarily breed for improvement in these areas, but try to start with good stock anyways, or get rid of kids that don't meet these requirements. These are:
  • Feet and legs. Moderate hock angle, good width between the hocks, tracking straight. Most importantly, strong, short pasterns. Goats that struggle to keep up with the herd are culled.
  • Teats. Ideally two only, but up to four will be accepted if reasonably spaced. NO fishtail teats. Does prone to mastitis or that consistently can't raise their own kids are culled.
  • Parasite resistance. FAMANCHA evaluations are done regularly with worming only as needed. Goats that routinely don't do well (especially if their kids have a similar problem) are culled.
Obviously, we're also after good, solid meat goats. This is where it gets down to more serious selection. We're always looking for more length, width, leg, and thickness in the goats. Well-growing kids tend to follow the "absolutes" above. At this point, we feel we have a very solid herd in terms of all the above criteria.



Everything below is pretty out-of-date. Most of these goats aren't even here anymore. Katie will be working to update this over the summer with a different format showing the various dam lines, since all does on the farm trace to 8 foundation animals. Percentages won't be listed anymore since they're fairly arbitrary- all the foundation stock is USBGA registered NOA (50%), even though most were upper 80's.
The dam lines include 7453, Tagless, Princess Leia, 4K, Jennifer, Jacklyn, Big Red, and Bobbie Jo. Everything goes back to one of those 8. Each has different particular strengths (for example, the Tagless line kids are huge, crazy wide, built like Mack trucks; the Jacklyn line has a more showy long neck stylish look to them); ideally this page will be updated to be more picture based since no breeding behind the 8 foundation does is known.



94-100% Does

BBRF T258 Lirin
DOB 3/14/05; 94%; Red paint
Extended Pedigree
         SS: RPBG Mr. Murphy
Sire: SFF Southfork Samuel
         SD: NK Elva

         DS: SLG TCF Tobias
Dam: BBRF P88
         DD: BBRF Nosey

Progeny Retained: LeAnn




WRF X49 Lindsay
DOB 6/2/08; 94%; Correct color, red head
Extended Pedigree

          SS: Sterling Farms Nike
Sire: Briarwood Farm's Rameses
          SD: BBRF R94 Lady Odette

          DS: Certified Boer Capra R03
Dam: BBRF T392
          DD: BBRF P162




WRF X50 Lisa
DOB 6/2/08; 94%; Correct color, solid red head
Extended Pedigree

          SS: Sterling Farms Nike
Sire: Briarwood Farm's Rameses
          SD: BBRF R94 Lady Odette

          DS: Certified Boer Capra R03
Dam: BBRF T392
          DD: BBRF P162


WRF Y55 Leann
DOB 4/6/09; 97%; Correct color, red head
Extended Pedigree

          SS: RGC Malik's Maxamuis Bums Max
Sire: RBG Max's Heartbeat
          SD: Bodacious R151

          DS: SFF Southfork Samuel
Dam: BBRF T258 Lirin
          DD: BBRF P88




75-88%

WRF W49 4KK
DOB 4/7/07; 75% Boer; Correct color, red head
Extended Pedigree

         SS: Sterling Farms Nike
Sire: Briarwood Farms Rameses
         SD: BBRF R94 Lady Odette

         DS: Unproved
Dam: 4K
         DD: #4

  Our best yearling since losing Hot Stuff, this doe is long and wide, standing on correct feet & legs.
Shows
2008:3rd place, Jefferson Co. Fair





WRF X13 Nutcase
DOB 3/12/08; 75% Boer; Correct color, dark head
Extended Pedigree

         SS: Sterling Farms Nike
Sire: Briarwood Farms Rameses
         SD: BBRF R94 Lady Odette

         DS: Unproved
Dam: 7453
         DD: Unknown




WRF Y8 Francy
DOB 1/30/09; 50% Boer; Correct color, red head
Extended Pedigree

         SS: Sterling Farms Nike
Sire: Briarwood Farms Rameses
         SD: BBRF R94 Lady Odette

         DS: Unknown
Dam: WRF F702 Jennifer
         DD: Unknown
  Quadruplet sired by a quadruplet.




50% (most are over 50%, but the sire or both parents cannot be proven, or is unknown)

WRF F601 7453
Born 2002/2003; 50% Boer; Correct color, brown head w/blaze
Parentage Unknown

Progeny Retained: Pollyanna, X13





WRF F602 Princess Leia
Born 2002/2003; 50% Boer; Correct color, frosted ears Parentage Unknown
Progeny Retained: Frosted Ears





WRF F603 Big Red
Born 2002/2003; 50% Boer; Correct color, red head w/star
Parentage Unknown
Shows
2007: 1st place & RSCH, Jefferson Co. Fair
2008: 2nd place, Jefferson Co. Fair





WRF F604 Tagless
Born 2003; 50% Boer; Correct color
Parentage Unknown
Progeny Retained: Spot




WRF F701 Jacklyn
Born 2004; 50% Boer; Correct color
Parentage Unknown





WRF F611 Pollyanna
Born 2006; 50% Boer; Correct color, red head w/blaze
Sire: Unproved
Dam: 7453

Shows
2006:
2nd place, Jefferson Co. Fair




WRF F612 Frosted-Ears
Born 2006; 50% Boer; frosted ears
Sire: Unproved
Dam: Princess Leia

Shows
2006:
2nd place, Jefferson Co. Fair





WRF F614 Spot
Born 2006; 50% Boer; Correct color, red head w/blaze

Sire: Unproved
Dam: Tagless

Shows
2007:
3rd place Online Boer Show




Bobbie Jo
Born 2005; Kiko X; Tan
Parentage Unknown








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