Nobody around me cares (except DH) so I just wanted to share with someone that our newest buckling and his brother tested negative for CAE and CL and Johnes (yay!)
You may remember our beautiful buck passed last Fall in a horrible fluke accident. We found another buckling & brother and saw the testing paperwork to show they and their herd were clean. Yeah, well, later found out this guy closed up shop because he was lying about the testing and got caught. Both our little guys were positive for CAE and CL. We started over. Found a wonderful breeder in the Carolinas who was lovely and helpful and almost went that way but the 12 hour one way drive was daunting. Ended up finding a lovely pair of boys 3 hours away from a breeder with good history and testing. This time our boy's tests came back clean and they're in with the girls. He is young/small but he sure knows what he wants to do and the girls are encouraging him, lol.
Here they are with our big ole wether that lives with the girls. The biscuit colored boy is the buck, his wethered brother is the cinnamon boy with frosted ears.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I am glad to hear that My first goats came with the house, and the nicest doe had CAE. We didn't know. She was bred, bore two kids, one that didn't survive beyond a couple of days, and then the mother had to be put down. ROUGH all around.