Dairy Goat Health: Our Top Priority
Biosecurity and the safety and health of our animals are top priority at Dancing Feathers Farm. Our entire dairy goat herd is tested annually for CAE, CL, Johne’s and milking does are tested yearly for Q-Fever and brucellosis through WADDL, a nationally recognized, AAVLD accredited, full-service veterinary testing laboratory. We routinely collaborate with our local caprine veterinarian and check our dairy goats daily for abscesses, sore mouth, and health issues.
Our dairy goat herd receives a blend of herbal and traditional wellness support techniques. We provide herbal supplements like red raspberry leaf, comfrey, slippery elm bark, garlic, and Land of Havilah parasite formula to support healthy pregnancies, healthy digestive systems, and prevent parasites. Hooves are trimmed every other month, adult goats receive annual CDT vaccines, and we provide probiotics at the start of kidding, breeding, and spring grass season. Goat kids are given a second CDT dose at 8 weeks old and also given probiotics to aid digestion and strengthen their little rumens.
Our Dairy Goat Nutrition Program
Our dairy goat herd enjoys 24/7 free choice, locally-harvested grass hay, a custom, caprine nutritionist-developed dairy goat grain, and access to spray-free rotational grazing pastures planted with perennial Michigan caprine-balanced grasses and grains throughout the growing season. We provide our goats with fresh veggie treats from our personal kitchen garden, hand-blended herbal supplements from Jen’s herbal apothecary, Land of Havilah anti-parasite herbal blends, apple cider vinegar in clean water we change daily, and free-choice baking soda and caprine minerals for every member of the herd.
Dairy Goat Herd Shares in Southwest Michigan
Michigan state law expressly prohibits the sale of raw milk. As law-abiding citizens, we do not sell milk (raw, pasteurized, or in any other form), cheese, or dairy products as it is illegal for us to do so. Instead, we offer herd shares to a small, select number of families in our community.
Dairy goat herd shares allow local community members to invest in and financially own a portion of our goat herd. As a shareholder, you enter into a contractual relationship with Dancing Feathers Farm and pay us a monthly fee to board, feed, milk, and care for your share of the dairy goat herd. In return, you receive (amount depending on your shareholder level and herd production) goat milk once per week.
Our Goat Herd
Our goats are family. We work extremely hard every day to maintain our herd’s physical and mental health and we intentionally invest in caprine veterinary specialists, continuing education, and mentorship networking strategies to ensure we have the latest, most up-to-date caprine health and wellness information. Scroll down to learn more about each goat in our herd and to view available kids.
*B QMF Nox’s Sun God
Apollo is our handsome American Alpine herd sire. He was born in February of 2022 and came to us from Quarter Mile Farms, one of southern Michigan’s best French and American Alpine goat breeders. Apollo comes with a performance-packed pedigree, gentle temperament, and gorgeous cou claire coloring. His dam maxes out her milk tests with over 15lbs of milk – and a beautiful udder to boot! This boy is the whole package – a sweetheart and stunner.
Sire: *Elite* SG Pleasant-Grove RR Mathias +B
Sire’s Sire: SGCH Marran Rose’s Rochester +*B
Sire’s Dam: CH Pleasant Grove Zen Mirabell
Dam: SG QMF Goddess of the Night 2*M
Dam’s Sire: Caprice Acres Midnight Star +*B
Dam’s Dam: QMF Back Street Allie 1*M
Todaro Farm Big Bad Barb
Barb is our gorgeous moonspotted registered grade Nubian. She was born in February of 2020 and came to us from the wonderful Todaro Farm, one of Southwest Michigan’s most knowledgeable, kindhearted, truly dedicated-to-excellence Nubian goat breeders. Barb is a big-time outdoor gal and when not grazing on every piece of delicious grass possible, she is lounging in the sun enjoying her life near the top of our herd’s hierarchy. We welcomed her to the farm while in milk from her second freshening and she consistently puts nearly 5lbs of milk in our bucket a day. We’re thrilled to have her in our herd and can’t wait to see her kids hit the ground each spring.
QMF Northern Territory
North is our spirited, polled registered Purebred French Alpine doe. She was born in February of 2022 and came to us from Quarter Mile Farms, one of southern Michigan’s best French and American Alpine goat breeders. North is a complete joy to have in our herd and a family favorite due to her incredible personality and laugh-inducing daredevil goat antics. Her captivating cou blanc coloring is perfectly complemented by bewitching wattles; she is by far the fanciest girl on the farm! North gave us close to 8.5lbs of milk each day as a first fresher and we are excited to watch her improve as a 2nd year mama in the spring of 2024!
Sire: Caprice Acres Outback Brisbane – Polled
Sire’s Sire: SG Evermore Outback ++*B
Sire’s Dam: Caprice Acres Irish Red 3*M
Dam: Regel Katan Farm Monarch 1*M
Dam’s Sire: SG Kickapoo-Valley Life Abraham +*B
Dam’s Dam: Pleasant-Grove Lifeline Thrown
Forever Home Daisy
Daisy is our gentlest, sweetest purebred Nubian doe. She was born in February of 2022 and came to us from Forever Home Dairy Goats in Northwest Indiana. Sweet Daisy is Jen’s favorite goat on the farm. One can often find Jen hanging out with Daisy in the pasture, sitting goat-in-human-lap among the dandelions, simply enjoying one another’s company. Daisy sports the most beautiful coloring; from her unique white blaze and tan trim to her partial belt and frosted ears, this girl is one heckova eye-catching beauty and we’re thrilled to welcome her exceptional genetics to our herd.
Sire: Clarion To Infinity And Beyond
Sire’s Sire: *B Blissberry Who Done It?
Sire’s Dam: Clarion Tino Above And Beyond
Dam: Forever Home Lilly Anne
Dam’s Sire: *B Hoanbu Rel Sunbeam
Dam’s Dam: Patch Of Pines Phoebe
Todaro Farm SZ Stella Rosa
Stella is a soon-to-be first fresher from the wonderful Todaro Farm Nubians in Gobles, MI. Her exciting genetics and flashy coloring caught our eye from the day she was born and we are honored to have her in our herd. We’re hoping for spring 2024 babies from Stella and can’t wait to see how this little lady’s udder presents her first year!
Sire: *B Hoanbu RI Summer Zephyr
Sire’s Sire: *B Lakeshore Real Indian Summer
Sire’s Dam: SGCH Hoanbu GS Zuri Zaylee 4*M
Dam: Hoanbu Ren Pink Cameo
Dam’s Sire: *B Hoanbu DG Renaissance
Dam’s Dam: 6*M GCH Skyview KW Pretty in Pink
*B Land of Havilah DK Schrute
The stunning result of successful AI breeding between ++*B SG Goldthwaite Bootonniere and Land of Havilah Farm Nubians 4* milker Lilly, Dwight’s gorgeous head, width, and top-rated genetic lines will pair beautifully with our Nubian ladies. He is an absolute sweetheart with an incredibly calm, can’t-phase-me attitude and exceptional manners. This guy is as wide as he is long and we’re excited to watch his first babies hit the ground soon.
Sire: ++*B SG Goldthwaite Bootonniere
SS: +*B Goldthwaite Blue Ridge
SD: SG Goldthwaite Mayaloka 5*M
Dam: Land of Havilah MA Lilly 4*M
DS: +B Ain-Ash-Shams G Misha
DD: SG Land of Havilah ESG Aurora 3*M
Todaro Farm SC La Batata Viola
Violet is our latest doeling Nubian from the wonderful Todaro Farm Nubians in Gobles, MI. What Violet lacks in size she makes up for in temperament as she has one of the best, gentlest personalities we’ve ever seen in a goat. She is consistently trotting up to us for scratches, treats, or just to keep us company. We are excited to watch this girl grow and fill out her promising genetics!
Sire: *B Tamris Farm SAP’s AH Chromite
SS: GCH +*B Lakeshore American Hero
SD: SGCH Tamris Farm Sapphire 10*M ***ELITE*** TOP 10 DOE
Dam: DKGH Rock It Rihanna 1*M (pending)
DS: +*B SGCH DKGH Playboy’s Rock It ***ELITE***
DD: DKGH Effect Raelynn
Land of Havilah Angela
Angela is our newest doeling from Land of Havilah Nubians. She brings a beautiful milking lineage, striking depth and width, and the fanciest little gaited goat prance we ever did see. We’re excited to breed Angela in the fall of 2024 for spring 2025 babies.
Sire: *B Land of Havilah ME Beefcake *S
Sire’s Sire: +*B Land of Havilah TRC Midas +*S
Sire’s Dam: SG Land of Havilah KSG Ecstatic 3*M ***ELITE***
Dam: Land if Havilah LRC Silhouette 5*M
Dam’s Sire: *B Land of Havilah Zoe’s Legacy *S
Dam’s Dam: Land of Havilah MC Red Clover 3*M
*B Land of Havilah Carson
Carson brings the flash and a strong Land of Havilah line-bred pedigree to our herd. The most mischievous junior sire on the farm, Carson welcomes any chance to play, eat snacks, and get cheek scratches. We’re excited to watch him grow into his own and if his already impressive neck is any indication of what’s to come, we’re about to have a very big boy on our hands!
Sire: *B Land of Havilah Zoe’s Legacy *S
Sire’s Sire: +*B Land of Havilah ATL Triumph
Sire’s Dam: Land of Havilah RCSG Zoe 3*M
Dam: Land of Havilah Bit ‘o Honey 3*M
Dam’s Sire: +*B Land of Havilah MRC Midas +*S
Dam’s Dam: SG Land of Havilah ShelinahGlory 2*M
Available Dairy Goat Kids
About Dancing Feathers Farm’s Dairy Goat Kids:
- Dam-raised exclusively until 2 weeks old
- Fed by both dam and bottle until weaned or they go to their new homes
- We do not bucket/Lambar feed; our goat kids are fed by individual bottles with Pritchard teats and handled by adults and human kids multiple times a day
- Our barn is unheated; winter-born baby goats receive supplemental heat by heat lamp until 4 weeks of age, then we allow their bodies to naturally acclimate to the weather
- We provide a CDT booster vaccine and access to fresh hay, water, and medicated grain starting at 8 weeks old
Our Dairy Goat Kids Leave Our Farm With:
- ADGA registration submission confirmation form
- An ADGA bill of sale
- Full birth and health history
- Our latest herd health test records
- A collection of goat kid tips and tricks
We are lifelong breeders and welcome questions anytime – if we don’t immediately know an answer, we will do everything in our power to find it.
43666 County Road 388
Bloomingdale, MI 49026