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Big White Pines Dairy Goats

Meet Our Big White Pines Dairy Goat Herd

~Our Herd Sires~

 CHANCE

Spring of 2019, just hours old, pictured below while still on the

Blue Cactus Dairy Goat Ranch

BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

(Click above to view Chance's Pedigree)

Born: 03-02-2019

Sire: LILCOUNTRY KIDS SM EVEREST

Dam: BLUE CACTUS MAYO

CHANCE, Our #1 Herd Sire. We've been so pleased with this buck. He has thrown several stunning kids the past three breeding seasons, passing on his Chamoise coat, blue eyes and wide rear end assembly as well as his Dam's superior mammary characteristics. Chance sired our kids born in 2020 & 2021. and a few in 2022. Please see our FOR SALE page 

This is where CHANCE gets his Good Looks and Great Genetics!

CHANCE's Dam, BLUE CACTUS MAYO.

Owned by Blue Cactus Dairy Goats,

Mayo is quite the show stopper in the ring and earned her Permanent Grand Champion status this year.

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BLUE CACTUS LADIES LOVE LUCKY

(CHANCE's Dam's Sire, pictured in background)

LILCOUNTRY KIDS SM EVEREST

(CHANCE's Sire, pictured in foreground)

Breeding !

Our Bucks are up to the C.H.O.R.E.

I recently realized our bucks' names made up this interesting acronym

C. -  Chance     Blue Cactus EV Chance of Reign

H. - Handsome     BigWhitePines CH Handsome

O. - Onyx     Kaski Ranch HS Onyx

R. -  Rio     Prairie Pines Gold Dust Rio

E. -  Ephraim     BigWhitePines CH Ephraim

Chance... 2022 Bred:  Ellie, April, Sienna

Handsome... 2022 Bred:  MilkyWay

Onyx... 2022 Bred:  Shadow, Inde, Echo, Ember, Hailey

Rio... 2022 Bred:  Luna, Madi, Starlet, Shadow2, Oreo

Ephraim...  Bred:  (Next Season Little Buddy!)

BIGWHITEPINES CH HANDSOME

Born:  05-25-2021

Sire:  BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

Dam:  BIGWHITEPINES CU SHADOW

We've been so impressed with our first freshener doe, Shadow's, conformation and udder that we're retaining one of her bucklings, born on our ranch May 2021. Handsome has the uncommon Bezoar coat and is heavily roaned. He has blue eyes, and disbudded horns.  He is definitely one HANDSOME BUCK.  He will also carry on a line of genetics introduced a couple of years ago to our herd by his Dam's Sire... ARCTIC LIGHT'S COPPER RVRBLUES


Born: 03-09-2021

Sire:  KASKI RANCH BD HIGHLAND STAG

Dam: CAMANNA RZ MIDNIGHT MOJITO

Onyx is one of our new additions and adds even more bloodlines, namely Old Mountain Farm, to our herd for the late 2022 breedings/kiddings we have planned.  He's quite the blue-eyed, black coated  "Ladies Man"!

Born:  05-10-2021

Sire: T-HANGING-A COWBOY CAL

Dam:  PHINNEY FARM BUTTERSCOTCH

"RIO"  has a gold coat with moderate white overlay. He has brown eyes and is heterozygous polled (naturally hornless). We're hoping to increase the number of naturally hornless goats in our herd.  RIO also bring some new genetics, namely Castle Rock, Stage Dragon and Calico Creek to our herd. Rio is the Great Grandson of Stage Dragon SA Zenon who qualified for the Superior Genetics designation in 2015 with a Lineal Appraisal of 1*M  90 VEEE.

Born:  02-27-2022

Sire:  BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

Dam:  BLUE CACTUS LL ELLIE SPITFIRE

Ephraim has been retained from our own breeding of our Blue Cactus goats, Chance & Ellie.  He is both blue-eyed and heterozygous polled and with his strong Blue Cactus genetics should be an outstanding buck for our herd in coming years.

A Hard Lesson Learned...

BLUE CACTUS MH MIDNIGHT BLUES

 ​  ... was the offspring of a polled dam bred to a polled buck.  (Click above for pedigree).  This combination poses a 25% chance that offspring will be homozygous for the polled gene.  Although Big White Pines Dairy Goats is working towards more polled (naturally hornless) goats in our herd, we are now also keenly aware that there needs to be some very responsible breeding practices followed for positive outcomes. The purchase of this beloved, little, blue-eyed, polled buck a couple of years ago has reinforced that for us.

At the time of purchase, it was our hope that our new, potentially homozygous, polled buck would produce the naturally hornless trait in all of his offspring. Unfortunately, we learned, the hard way, it can, instead, produce an infertile/sterile buck. Some say it's an old wives tale and other's that there is science backing it up, but, in this case, potentially carrying the "double polled gene" appears to have produced a sterile buck.

We bred Midnight to each of our (8-11) does for two consecutive years. He failed to settle a single doe during that time.  We now have our vet's written report confirming that Midnight is sterile. In it she also states they "do not recommend breeding polled to polled."  Looking at Midnight's pedigree, it's obvious that his breeders have successfully bred polled to polled in the past. Unfortunately, there's always the 25% possibility of that negative  outcome. Rest assured, after our experience with Blue Cactus MH Midnight Blues, our Big White Pines ranch is not willing to take that risk and will not be breeding polled to polled.

I would like to emphasize that most of the time the results of the Blue Cactus breedings produce excellent offspring.  We've been very pleased with our Blue Cactus Buck, "Chance of Reign" and our Blue Cactus Doe, "Ellie Spitfire". 

 (The Blue Cactus Dairy Goat Ranch reimbursed us the sale price of Midnight plus some to cover vet costs.  They also imparted the information that they are no longer breeding polled to polled.)

~ Senior Does ~

(experienced with at least one birth)

THE SWEET N SASSY SIENNA

(Click above to view Sienna's Pedigree)

Born: 03-05-2016

Sire: GOAT STEAK ANGELS FAST EDDIE

Dam: AOF PEG'S GABBANA

Sienna is horned, with brown eyes. She has a heavily roaned chocolate colored coat and is thought to be a light Sundgau (as she has produced at least one Sundgau kid with each and every kidding)  She also carries a recessive black gene. She was the first goat we purchased 3 years ago "just for the milk". This girl has thrown Triplets, Quads and Quintuplets for us and has become our foundation doe! Sienna's dam's dam, (Grandma in human terms) Antiquity Oaks Coco Chanel kidded several sets of quads and 3 sets of quintuplets in her lifetime. Antiquity Oaks Farm is known for their great milking and parasitic resistant genetics. Sienna's Dam's Sire, (Grandpa in human terms) is Rosasharn FS Pegasus.

Sienna has 3 different National Champion Winners in her bloodlines of which I was not aware when I purchased her. We were lucky her previous owners didn't care about superior genetic bloodlines or I'm sure we would have not been able to afford a goat of her quality!

"Rosasharn's Eclipse" 2005 AGS  (Superior Genetics)

"Twin Creeks BH Mariri's Zinnia" 2002 AGS

"Goodwood Tom Thumb" 1997 & 2000 AGS

Sienna kidded 2 doelings and 1 buckling for us this May 2022. Please see our FOR SALE page. 

SOPHIE JANE

Sophie has a gold coat, is disbudded, with brown eyes and a sweet disposition. (Pictured here with her "side kick", Sienna.) We believe Sophie to be a purebred Nigerian Dwarf, but purchased her without papers as a goat companion for Sienna.  We finally bred her to CHANCE and she gave us triplets in 2021.  She puts a lot of rich milk in the pail, which was just what I wanted from this pretty little doe. PLEASE NOTE: We are drastically downsizing our herd. We've recently decided to offer SOPHIE for sale.  Contact us if you are interested. 

April & Twins Spring 2021

APRIL FOOLED US

(born on April Fools Day 2019)

We acquired April as a young doeling before we actually settled on raising Purebred Nigerian Dwarf goats.  She is 75% Nigerian Dwarf and 25% Boer.  Even so,  she has become my favorite milker!   We've been breeding her with our purebred ND buck, CHANCE, resulting in 88% ND kids.  We sold April's doeling, "Annie", this year to a friend who lives locally.  We're excited to be able to follow her, see how she develops and see her future kids!  April was bred to CHANCE again. Their Quads arrived on February 25, 2022.   See our NEW 2022 ARRIVALS page.

BLUE CACTUS LL ELLIE SPITFIRE

(Click above to view Ellie's Pedigree)

Born: 2-23-2020

SIRE:  BLUE CACTUS LADIES LOVE LUCKY

DAM:  LILCOUNTRY KIDS ZU SNOWBALL  (Elsa)

We purchased Ellie as a young doeling in the spring of 2020 from the Blue Cactus Dairy Goat Ranch. It was there, she acquired her name  SPITFIRE!  (For the evidence, start watching the linked video at min mark 28 for about 3-4 min, unless of course, you hate watching cute baby goats being silly). She is a beautiful light  Buckskin/ Swiss marked combo with a Black cape, is Blue eyed and our first POLLED (naturally hornless) doe. We were so blessed she had 3 doelings her first kidding Spring 2021, two of which are polled and two of which have blue eyes

Ellie Spitfire is pictured prior to her first freshening at about 7 months and again afterwards at about 15 months showing off her pretty first freshner udder & teats. (Her Dam, Elsa, earned her M* milk star as a first freshner!)  Ellie's turned out to be a very lovable little Spitfire!  I had previously mentioned I would someday love to have a blue-eyed, polled buckling from Ellie & Chance, for our future herd. Exactly as requested, Ellie delivered twin bucklings this year 2022  ... one blue eyed & polled!!! Ellie (top left hand corner of this photo) with her 2021 doelings and 2022 bucklings.  See our page "New 2022 Arrivals".

BIGWHITEPINES CU STARLET

(Click above to view Starlet's Pedigree)

Born:  11-11-19

Sire: ARCTIC LIGHT'S COPPER RVRBLUES

Dam: THE SWEET N SASSY SIENNA (3 different National Championship Winners in her bloodlines.)


Starlet, (see her distinctive diamond bracelet) is our Chocolate Chamoisee, disbudded, brown-eyed doe & was the first kid born on our Big White Pines Ranch. With her gentle disposition, she's been a great milker for us. She kidded 2 bucklings Spring. of 2021. with Chance.

This year the lucky buck is GOLD DUST RIO.  Starlet delivered twins on July 3rd, 2022 just before midnight...  A "FireCracker" of a Buckling, and a flashy, polled Doeling "Fancy Pants" which we are retaining... (nicknames only).  See our New 2022 Arrivals page.

BIGWHITEPINES CU SHADOW

(Click above to view Shadow's Pedigree)

Born 11-11-19

Sire:  ARCTIC LIGHT'S COPPER RVRBLUES

Dam:  THE SWEET N SASSY SIENNA (3 different National Championship Winners in her bloodlines.)


Shadow, our Red Buckskin , disbudded, with brown eyes, kidded a doeling and 3 bucklings Spring 2021. We were so impressed with Shadow's conformation and first freshner udder, we retained her doeling, BigWhitePines CH Hailey AND one of her  bucklings,  BigWhitePines CH Handsome.  Shadow has been bred to Onyx and should be due shortly after Thanksgiving this year. 

Last year, our chocolate doe, Cadbury Girl, delivered a beautiful light chamoisee doeling. Without realizing the significance, we named her Caramel. Later we found this jar of Caramel Spread by Cadbury! It fit her perfectly!

THE LAMS LBP CADBURY GIRL  

(AKA Meisha)


Dark Chocolate with white markings. Disbudded. Brown eyes.

Born: 04-04-2016

Sire: CAMANNA RM STELLAR MOON NIGHT

Dam: LIL BIT MINIS MAGNOLIA

Considering allowing this sweet girl to just retire on our ranch.  Meisha will not be bred this year.

BIGWHITEPINES CH CARAMEL


Solid Light Chocolate Chamoisee with white roaning. Disbudded. Blue marbled eyes.

Born: 05-02-2021

Sire: BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

Dam: THE LAMS LBP CADBURY GIRL

 

Late Fall breeding with Onyx planned.

BIGWHITEPINES CH MADE U SMILE

(Click above to view Madi's Pedigree)


Chamoisee with White Poll & minimal white markings,  Disbudded, Blue eyes

Born: 04-17-2020

Sire: Blue Cactus EV Chance of Reign

Dam: The Lams LBP Cadbury Girl

The lucky buck for Madi's first breeding was GOLD DUST RIO.  Madi delivered twins on June 23rd!  They are both polled! See them on our New 2022 Arrivals and For Sale pages.

BIGWHITEPINES CH MILKYWAY

(Click above to view MilkyWay's Pedigree)

Owned and named by my 10 year old Granddaughter, Anna, who helped deliver her.

Anna is just as "Goat Crazy" as her Nana ;)

 

Dark Chocolate Chamoisee with Random White, Disbudded, Blue eyes

Born: 04-17-2020

Sire: BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

Dam: THE LAMS LBP CADBURY GIRL

  Announcement! 

May 29, 2022.  HANDSOME, our new buck, and MilkyWay produced a flashy blue-eyed, Sundgau coated buckling and a classic chamoisee doeling.  Anna has fallen in love with these kids,  yet she still states they are FOR SALE. (although... she has excluded "Precious", the doeling, from the "reduced sale prices" as she really wants to keep her. Bless her Heart!)  See them now on our New 2022 Arrivals page.

BIGWHITEPINES CH LUNAR ECLIPSE

(Click above to view Luna's Pedigree)

We unknowingly named Luna after her famous "Great Great Grandma".

  (ROSASHARN'S ECLIPSE earned the distinction of Superior Genetics and was an

 AGS National Championship Winner in 2005)

Born 06-14-2020

Sire: BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

Dam: THE SWEET N SASSY SIENNA  (3 different National Championship Winners in her bloodlines.) 

Luna is our beautiful Blue eyed Doe with a Black and Tan Sundgau coat pattern.

Luna was bred to GOLD DUST RIO and delivered on her own 2nd birthday. June 14, 2022, Luna delivered a flashy little gold coated, blue-eyed, horned & disbudded doeling. See our New 2022 Arrivals and For Sale pages.

INDE

Born on Independence Day 2020, INDE is a Mini Nubian we purchased that same Fall. She inherited her Sires erect Nigerian Dwarf ears so doesn't look like the typical Nubian. I doubt we seriously take our herd in the direction of Mini Nubians in the future, but INDE should be a good milker for us Spring 2023!  Lucky buck, yet undecided. (Does anybody else see her "self portrait" painted on her side in white? Tail? Ears? Rear legs? Spots?)

~Junior Does~

(first breeding)

These three sisters were photographed together at about 8 months old.  

We did not "pose" them.  They would often line themselves up like this!  :)

BIGWHITEPINES CH EL'S EMBER


Born:  05-10-2021

Sire:  BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

Dam:  BLUE CACTUS LL ELLIE SPITFIRE


Ember has blue eyes and is polled (naturally hornless).  Her coat is a Chamoisee/Swiss Marked combo. 


Planning a mid Summer 2022  breeding with KASKI RANCH HS ONYX

BIGWHITEPINES CH EL'S ECHO


Born: 05-10-2021

Sire: BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

Dam: BLUE CACTUS LL ELLIE SPITFIRE


Echo has blue eyes. Her horns were successfully disbudded.  Her coat is a light buckskin with a black cape & frosted ears and nose.


Planning a mid Summer 2022  breeding with KASKI RANCH HS ONYX

BIGWHITEPINES CH EL'S EVIE


Born: 05-10-2021

Sire: BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

Dam: BLUE CACTUS LL ELLIE SPITFIRE


Evie has brown eyes and is polled (naturally hornless).  Her coat is a Chamoisee/Swiss Marked combo.

Evie was born very tiny, but is now strong and healthy and has nearly caught up to her sisters in size.  Even so, we are planning to wait for a January 2023 breeding with KASKI RANCH HS ONYX.


BIGWHITEPINES CH HAILEY

Born: 05-25-2021

Sire:  BLUE CACTUS EV CHANCE OF REIGN

Dam: BIGWHITEPINES CU SHADOW

We plan for this gorgeous little Chamoisee, blue-eyed doeling to be bred mid Summer 2022 to  ONYX.  We are intentionally widely staggering our breedings this year for the purpose of having the availability of a managable amount of goat milk all year long.

​BIGWHITEPINES CH MIA BAMBINA

(Click above to view Mia's Pedigree)


Born: 04-17-2020

Sire: Blue Cactus EV Chance of Reign

Dam: The Lams LBP Cadbury Girl

Chamoisee with frosted ears and nose, Disbudded, Brown eyes.

Not yet bred.  Planning late Fall breeding with Onyx.