Oh-Be-Joyful was named because of unique spirit. At just a couple of weeks of age, Oh-Be was the most playful cria in the herd, flinging herself around in full abandon! If no young herdmates were interested in playing, she'd run into one of the adults and was always wearing at least a small amount of green spit. Finally, if no one would pay her some attention, she'd leave the whole herd and run off to find her little goat friends, one of which she'd seek out to do a little nose-to-nose greeting.
With Oh-Be's personality, beautiful and crimpy fawn fiber, and her Peruvian/Chilean hybrid blend, we plan to retain her as a future breeder in our appaloosa program.
Pattern, 842062, 1/4 Chilean, 3/4 Peruvian
Spot, as we call Xus, joined our herd in the spring of 2005. He almost immediately settled three of our females.
Update! Twelve beautiful crias have arrived and all look terrific!
Spot's dense fleece is amazingly free of guard hair, and as can be seen from his fiber analysis, the character of his fleece is much like that of a soft cria. When his fiber is spun into yarn, the colors blend to produce a lovely dark fawn color. And talk about how it feels against the skin...Wow!!!
The most special feature of Spot's fleece is his appaloosa pattern. His spots are prominent and numerous--just like we wanted. All of his crias will be special, but those that inherit his spots will be super special and quite unique! Check out his son, Enchanted Hill TyeDye (in our "Sold" list), who not only inherited his father's spots, but his wonderful temperament as well.
Appalucy is the appaloosa color/pattern that we love, so she is really not for sale at all. Born to two of our favorites, Lucy has the calm personality that both her parents show. She also has their square conformation and terrific fleece. We hope she'll live a long life here on our farm and pass those terrific genes on to several similarly marked offspring, all of which have her calm and sweet disposition.
Update, May 2012: Bred to Bodacious, Appalucy produced a gorgeous, and super friendly, wildly-spotted appaloosa cria. See Apple's photos under open females.
If you like the looks of Lucy and would like to include an appy or two in your herd, you may want to consider some possibilities from our herd: 1. A breeding to any of our appaloosa males, of which there are three and none are related--Mr. Butterscotch (from My Peruvian Zephyrus, Queen B Bodacious (from El Moustachio), and Enchanted Hill Spek Tacular (with Tell Hot Shot, NGG Lional, and Mister Antonio in his immediate pedigree).
2. A proven female bred to one of our appy males. Females such as Hokie, Splash, Betty, or Camelita can produce appies when bred to an appy male.
3. A maiden bred to an Enchanted Hill appy male. These maidens include Ambergini, Athena, Summer, Penuche, Maple, and Celia. Actually, Ambergini, Athena, and Summer could all be genetic appaloosas but they are too dark to show the typical appy spots. Penuche has 3/4 chance of having an appy gene since both of her parents are appies. However, since Penuche is white, she cannot show the appy gene.
Give us a call and we'll figure out any of the genetic combinations you'd like.