Raines Ranch Nubians & Boers

CAE Negitive Nubian & Boer Goats in SW Nebraska


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~*~ Our lil sheep herd~*~

Ok, so our first love is goats, but the sheep are becoming a fast second! The kids have been showing market lambs at fair off and on for the last several years. Every January/February I would find bum lambs to buy for the kids to raise on goats milk for fair projects. In 2009 we ended up with 2 extra ewe lambs since Brody couldn't auction his yet. They were both very friendly sweet girls and we figured why not keep them to breed. I looked into buying a ram lamb but was concerned about the aggressive behaviors they can often exhibit. I then found out about Dorper sheep, a breed of hair sheep that looks very much like a black headed Boer goat!! I was instantly taken by these sheep. They look similar to a goat, they are mild mannered, very prolific breeders and excellent mothers. Their lambs grow quickly and they have the body type very much like a Boer goat as well. I looked around and finally found someone who had Dorper/Katahdin cross  sheep not too far from us. His rams where black heads and his ewes were whites and
Dorper/Katahdin crosses, some with spots (such as our ram, Rocky's, dam). So we bought our first ram lamb and 2 ewe lambs the summer of 2010 . This year will be our first "experiment", so to say, with trying out Dorper lambs for market lamb projects at our fair. With Annie's lamb being born so late in the season last year we couldn't give it a try then. The kids have decided to keep both ewe lambs from this year, but will show them at fair, the ram lamb will be wethered and shown/auctioned at fair this year. It will be interesting to see if we can get these lambs to weight (our fair requires market lambs to be 100 lbs for auction at fair) for auction, crossing our fingers!


Rams

Rocky
Dorper/Katahdin
DOB: May 6, 2010


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Ewes

Juniors

May-Belle
Dorper/Katahdin
DOB: May 10, 2012


Pictures coming soon!


Sire: Rockey
Dam: Belle Starr


Keva
Dorper/Katahdin
DOB: January 12, 2012



Pictures coming soon!

Sire: Rockey
Dam: Lil Red

Seniors


Belle Starr
Dorper/Katahdin
DOB: April 26, 2011


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Pedigree:
Dam: Annie Oakley
Sire: Rocky

Pictures coming soon!

Lil Red
Dorper/Katahdin
DOB: June 2010

Lambed 1/12/2012 with twins, 1 ram and 1 ewe.

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Annie Oakley
Dorper/Katahdin
DOB: May 2010
Lambed 1/25/2012 with a single ewe lamb.

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Annie