Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An Introduction

 
The Kinder goat breed is a fairly new breed. It is a Nubian and Pygmy cross that originated in Washington state on Zederkamm Farm in 1985. It is a dual purpose goat, good for milk and meat. Read the story of how it originated here.
Photo from http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/

  
     The milk has an extremely high butterfat percentage at 7.5%! Many say it is the best tasting milk they have ever tried, having a sweet taste.
     The Kinder has meat qualities too, as they can easily meet, if not top the Boer goats dress out percentage. They are more feed efficient too.
     One of the best things about the breed is the fact that Kinders can give birth to super multiples,
commonly twins and triplets, but it's not rare for there to be sextuplets.
      These little goats are also docile and friendly, making perfect pets.
Among all the pros there is one con, which is awareness. People
simply don't know about this ideal breed.

          

We are hoping to change that, well around here anyway. Our family is endeavoring to make the Kinder breed more familiar in the agricultural community that we live in and hopefully and ultimately the state of Oklahoma.

Thanks for taking the time to read.
Lillie


More to come in the near future!
The Sniders




2 comments:

  1. Hey Julie,
    I'm in north Texas & wanting to purchase some kinders, but they seem to be scarce around here! Do you breed and sell or know any breeders in tx/ok? My email is genadickinson@gmail.com if you have any info! Thanks
    Gena

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  2. Hi Gena, I just saw your comment at Kinder Goats Classifieds and responded there, lol! We also have found that you have to quite literally search and search for Kinders in this area. We bought our buck nearly two years ago from a family in Kansas and he's a fifth generation Kinder whereas our bred doe is a third generation. The doe also came from Kansas, but from a different farm. Recently, my youngest daughter bought a young doe from Winlock, Washington and we had her shipped cross country. She has some of the original Zederkamm Kinder genetics and is sixth generation. We hope to get her bred this spring. Interestingly, I have quite a few relatives that live in the north Texas and southwest Oklahoma area. My husband's family lives southwest of Lawton and I'm originally from Frederick, Ok. We live on a small farm northeast of Stillwater and my husband teaches at OSU. Quite honestly you are the closest (known to me) Kinder owner that I am aware of. I'll email you any new information I get regarding new breeders in our area and also let you know when our doe kids.
    Thanks, Julie

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