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2021 Season

Email us at to get on our free announcement email. Let us know which pair you’re interested in and we’ll send a note when kids drop. Or you can place a reservation for $100.00 to hold a kid, when they are confirmed bred below.

(DR-Doe Reserved / BR- Buck Reserved / RO-Reservation Open)





Confirmed | $$|Reservations 


Irish_4yrLeisure Time HB Irish Eyes *M | VVEE88

Penny dreadfulSG Castle Rock Penny Dreadful *B | Elite 2020


  1 doe available| $600| 
Breeding Expectations: Two of our most exceptional foundation animals finally brought together. Both have made out top performing Gaelic Girls we are hoping dread add some refinement to Irish while maintaining strength. We are really excited to see what kind of udders this creates, both are so strong.
 Irish X Penny Planned Pedigree
Ceile_3yrLeisure Time Ceile Dahmsa 3*M VEEV89 (1xBOB 1xGCH) Gaelic Roots CW Lucky Strike *B



1 wether available with horns | $150 

Breeding Expectation: This is a nice breeding that yielded a beautifully correct buck kid. Long, wide and dairy. There is also heavy milk-ability in these lines proven in both dam and sire with Pholia Farm being their common connection.
 Ceile x Strike Planned Pedigree >
Mayo_18_F3Leisure Time TT Cinco De Mayo 1*M shooterHetlandCreek ZZ Shooting Star *B   5th

3 does available| $500 |

Breeding Expectation: This is a nice light linebreeding on Jupiter and Zenith. Shooter’s genetics improve udders nicely and we are looking improve teat placement and rear attachment with this combo.

3 doelings for sale | born 4.9.21 available June 4th

These girls have gorgeous level toplines, they are long throughout, well balanced. This is a nice combo of show and milk genetics

Mayo X Shooter Planned Pedigree>


Rion_2yrGaelic Roots ND Cara De O’rion 2*M +VVV86 (1xRGCH) Penny dreadfulSG Castle Rock Penny Dreadful *B | Elite 2020 3rd   2 wethers – $150/each
Breeding Expectations: Rion is a very correct doe with a beautiful udder. Penny consistently adds attachment and teat length as well as a tight shoulder assembly. We are hoping to get kids with a stronger shoulders and more rear attachment.
Rion X Wally Planned Pedigree >
Fiona_Grand Champion Win_5.26.18Gaelic Roots BlackIrish Selke (Fiona) 1xGCH shooterHetlandCreek ZZ Shooting Star *B 2nd   1D/3B| $450 |RO
Breeding Expectations:  Fiona is one of our shinning stars here- a doe that has our “mark”. Long, elegant, refined, strong words we see in Fiona. She has a promising FF udder and we are looking to add value with shooters genetics and the strong correct mammary system his lines pass. 

1 Doeling for sale | available June 5th | Pic coming soon


Fiona X Shooter Planned Pedigree
2019.ADGA.Donovan_celticBalladGaelic Roots PD Celtic Ballad (CC) | 11th 2019 National Jr. Yearling

shooterHetlandCreek ZZ Shooting Star *B

2nd 3 bucklings  | $500 | RO
Breeding Expectations: CC was the 11th place 2019 National Junior Yearling. She is smoothly blended with a spectacular udder. She is also a solid producer putting out 6# on test. Cowboy come from a strong E udder dam and lots of solid proven genetics. He is extremely long and balanced with a nice wide long rump. We are hoping to add length and continue on with the strong mammary systems.
CC X Cowboy planned pedigree
gingerGaelic Roots PD Wild Ginger shooterHetlandCreek ZZ Shooting Star *B 2nd   1 doe available | $450 | RO
Breeding Expectations: Ginger was the 19th place 2019 National dry yearling , she’s a beautifully dairy doe with nice width and strong front end and a capacious FF udder. Shooter has stellar udders and correctness behind him and he seems to pass these traits well. This is also a nice light cross on Drops of Jupiter, Zenith and Tiger L.

2 doelings for sale: 

Ginger X Shooter Planned Pedigree
Ella_4yr_2019Leisure Time EllaFitzgerald 2*M VEEV88 (1xGCH) Penny dreadfulSG Castle Rock Penny Dreadful | Elite 5th  

2 does available| $600 | RO

Breeding Expectations:  This is a repeat breeding of the 11th place 2019 National’s Junior yearling. She is smoothly blended, with a very correct mammary system. See here details here >
Ella X Dread planned pedigree
River_FFGaelic Roots River Dance

NeroHetlandCreek BW Nero D’Avelo*B


retained | $450 | 

Breeding Expectations: This should yield a nice package of length, dairy character and correctness. Udders should be very correct and capacious with strong attachments and medial. This is pretty much an outcross but connects on Tiger L.
River x Nero Planned Pedigree
Lola, A show girl_DryYR18SG Leisure Time Lola, A Show Girl (1xGCH) Sir BuddyHetlandCreek Sir Buddy Windsor *B 2nd  


Mini Nubians

Breeding Expectations: These genetics speak for themselves, over 8 generations of milk stars, multiple finished champions E90 ancestors on both sides of this breeding. Buddy is an extremely dairy buck who passes this and his dams udder to kids.
dragonflyHetlandCreek ILM Dragonfly pennySG Castle Rock Penny Dreadful   2nd TBD| $650 | NA
Breeding Expectations: There isn’t much we need to improve on sweet little dragonfly but adding a bit more attachment would be nice so we are breeding her to Dread who has consistently added rear attachment to his girls. This should yield lovely correct kids with capacious globular correct and well attached udders with milk. This is mainly an outcross but they do connect on Tiger L. 
Dragonfly x Dread planned pedigree> 

20170528_145501Gaelic Roots BW Rhiannon 2*M

shooterHetlandCreek ZZ Shooting Star *B

  4th 1 doe (unregistered) | $300 
Breeding Expectations: Annie is a very correct long and dairy doe. She has a extremely capacious , well attached udder and a strong will to milk. Shooter will compliment with his length and ideally add some refinement. We are expecting lovely udders and well balanced kids.
Annie X Shooter planned pedigree

Here is what we consider when we price our animals

Base: $400 | Milk Star $25 | SG/Elite $50 | Leg $50 /Champion $100 | Buck * $25 | Buck + $25 | LA (+85)/genetics $25 | LA 90 E $25| does w/ progeny stars $25

*Reservations can be made prior to ultra-sound confirmation but deposit are due once confirmed bred.

Kid Reservations and Sales Terms and Conditions


You refers to the buyer | We, us, refers to Donovan Family Farm (the seller)

I. Kid Reservation Policy and Process

I.1. All unborn kids can be reserved with a $50.00 Non-Refundable deposit. Deposits are due once the doe is confirmed bred, via ultra-sound.

  1. Email us at, providing your information and kid/breeding selection request.
  2. Once Donovan Family Farm receives your request form, we will respond to you, within 24hrs, via email confirming your request is available.
  3. The confirmation email will include a notice that begins a temporary 7-day hold on the kid selection you requested, this provides you 7 days to pay the $50.00 Non-Refundable deposit.

I.2. If the deposit is not received within the 7 day hold period, the request will be null and void and that kid reservation will open to other interested parties.

I.3. Once the $50.00 Non-Refundable deposit is received, your kid selection is considered reserved. A second email will be sent confirming deposit received and kid reserved.

I.4. Kids will be reserved based on the order in which requests and deposits are received.

I.5. We do not take reservations for eye or coat color of any kids except wethers. Although we understand the desire for these types of characteristics, we raise and breed dairy goats for dairy production and conformation. Eye and coat color are not factors that contribute to these qualities or to improving the overall breed, which is our main goal. Thus we will not refund your deposit if your reserved kid is not colored to your preference.

I.6 We reserve the right to retain any kid out of any breeding

II. Sales Terms and Conditions

II.1. Prices are based on evaluation of kids, the L.A. scores, show awards, milking stars/ other production records of parents/grandparents and age of sire (proven or new) . Typically prices for does and bucks will be from $400.00–$800.00. Wethers are priced at $150.00, with discounts available, see section II.5 for more details.

II.2. Full payment is due prior to weaned (pick up) date via pay pal or cashier check. If paying day of pick up the remaining balance due is required in cash or cashier check. If payment can not be made we will consider the contract null and void and the kid will be made available to other interested parties.

II.3. If your reservation is not fulfilled (I.E: you requested a doe from a specific breeding pair and no does were born) a full refund will be provided. Alternatively, if applicable and desired by the buyer an option to select an available kid from another breeding pair will be provided.

II.4. We strive to produce & place quality animals and guarantee that all goats leave our farm healthy and happy (see what’s included in purchase below). Once a kid leaves our property we do not make any guarantees or warranties. Furthermore there are no guarantees for how any kid will actually mature, how their mammary system will develop or their conformation characteristics. We can only do our best, utilizing ADGA pedigree, LA, DHI, show & other records to breed pairings that can produce improvements for dairy characteristics and conformation.

II.5. Goats are herd animals as such we only sell our goats to homes that already have other goats or to a home making a multiple purchase. Discounts available on multiple wether purchases.

II.6. Typically buck kids out of first fresheners will be sold as wethers (pets). We will only keep buck kids as bucks if we would use them in our breeding program.

II.7. In the unlikely event of a kid dying prior to leaving we will refund your money.

II.8. Kids are dam and bottle raised. Kids are ready for pick up at 8-12 weeks when they are fully weaned. We determine departure dates by weight and health. If smaller goats need more time with mom to mature we keep them longer. Wethers also stay a little longer to ensure their banding process starts healing nicely.

II.9. What’s included with your purchase:

Kids will have been:

  • Fully weaned (8-12 weeks)
  • De-wormed
  • Disbudded
  • Vaccinated with 2 CD&T shots
  • ADGA registered, except wethers (please see naming policy below for more details)
  • Tattooed

If you are new to goats we provide a “My First Year” quarterly email that contains references for what to expect at different ages/stages of maturity (based on industry and our herd), what to look for with health & helpful tips/articles relating to age of kid and seasonality.

Does or Bucks will be:

  • Up to date on all vaccines
  • ADGA registered and tattooed
  • Health records and if applicable: DHI, LA, show, etc. records

II.10. If the buyer ever decides to sell a Donovan Family Farm Gaelic Roots herd goat Donovan Family Farm reserves the right of first refusal.

II.11. A boarding fee of $2.00/ day will apply for kids we have deemed ready to leave (8-12 weeks) if pick-up arrangements are not made and agreed to before hand.

II.12. We reserve the right to retain any kid out of any breeding, regardless of reservations on the kid.

III. Naming Policy

III.1. Because you are purchasing a Donovan Family Farm Gaelic Roots Dairy Goat we require that names be selected in accordance with our herd and brand standards. Since all goats from our farm are ADGA registered (see section III.4 for wether exceptions) the goat carries the Gaelic Roots name for its lifetime and thus reflect on our herd. All Donovan Family Farm Gaelic Roots Dairy Goats require an Irish name themed by the dam’s name. If you have reserved a doe or buck kid you will be able to supply 4 name choices with your top choice being #1, this also applies to kids being purchased that have not been registered yet.

III.2. Names must be submitted 2 weeks (14 days) prior to pick up day so they can be vetted and approved by Donovan Family Farm. Once approved, you will be notified via email and ADGA registration papers will be prepared and submitted by Donovan Family Farm once payment/pick up is complete. This ensures all goats carrying our herd name are registered appropriately.

III.3. If you are not an ADGA member and you are purchasing breed stock we recommend you become a member prior to final purchase/pick up. This ensures the goat is registered in your name. If you do not have an ADGA membership during time of pick up we have to register the goat under Donovan Family Farm, Gaelic Roots Dairy Goats and a secondary purchase transfer form is submitted once the buyer registers with ADGA. This secondary form and payment is the responsibility of the buyer to complete and submit to ADGA.

III.4. EXCEPTION to naming policy: Wethers are not registered through ADGA, they are considered pet animals, thus they are exempt from the naming policy. However they will be tattooed so they can be used in 4-H.