Breeding Schedule

2020 Season

Email us at donovanfamfarm@gmail.com 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 $50.00 to hold a kid, if they are confirmed bred below.

Doe

Buck Fresh Due

Confirmed | $$|Reservations Open

2019.ADGA.Hetland.Andante

GCH Algedi Farm MH Andante 5*M |

EEEE 91

Poppy Patch HB Honey Bear +*B

7th

3.16.20

Closed

Andante is a part of the Gaelic Roots herd but is owned by Denise Hetland. Photo C/O Denise Hetland. Dante took 2nd place with 2nd place udder at 2019 Nationals.
Breeding Expectation: This is a linebreeding on Tupelo 
 Dante x Bear Planned Pedigree >
Ceile_3yrLeisure Time Ceile Dahmsa 3*M VEEV89 (1xBOB 1xGCH) Gaelic Roots CW Lucky Strike *B

4th

2.16.20

3+ |$550 | 1D (2D reserved BD 1st /ND 2nd)

Breeding Expectation: This is a nice breeding that should yield very correct, long kids with lovely width and show quality udders. 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

Castle Rock Penny Dreadful *B

4th

2.25.20

2+| $475 | 1D/ (1D reserved/ 1B reserved JT)

Breeding Expectation: This is a repeat breeding that yielded a beautiful buck who was extremely long, nice width, walked like he had an udder. The identical breeding to this also yielded the 19th place  2019 National Junior dry yearling, as well as a closely related (identical cousin by dam/half sister by sire) 11th place Junior dry yearling and half sister by sire 5th place (with 2nd place udder) yearling milker. 
Mayo x Dread Planned Pedigree >
Rion_2yrGaelic Roots ND Cara De O’rion 2*M +VVV86 (1xRGCH) Gaelic Roots Celtic War Paint *B 2nd 2.26.20 2+ | $450| 1D (1D reserved)
Breeding Expectations: This is a repeat breeding that was a very correct, open doe with nice teat placement and length. These kids are very flashy (leopard like moonspots). This connects on Triton.
Rion X Wally Planned Pedigree >
Fiona_Grand Champion Win_5.26.18Gaelic Roots BlackIrish Selke (Fiona) 1xGCH

Gaelic Roots Celtic War Paint *B 1st 2.27.20 2+ | $450 |2D (1D reserved)
Breeding Expectations: This is a highly anticipated breeding for us. Fiona is our ideal doe that we’ve bred, she represent a sweet spot in our genetics that we strive for. She is strong yet elegant with beautiful teat placement. Wally shouldn’t take away from her assets and we hope he adds even more rear udder attachment which his sire has consistently provided as well as dairy character
Fiona x Wally Planned Pedigree >
2019.ADGA.Donovan_celticBalladGaelic Roots PD Celtic Ballad (CC) | 11th 2019 National Jr. Yearling Gaelic Roots CW Lucky Strike *B 1st 2.27.20 2 | $425 | 2D
Breeding Expectations: This is a nice combination that connects on Zenith. There is lots of strength in these lines and both sides have strong, capacious, correct udders we are excited to see the combo.
CC X Strike Planned Pedigree >
Gaelic Roots PD Wild Ginger HetlandCreek ZZ Shooting Star *B 1st bred: 11.5.19 TBD | $425 | open
Breeding Expectations: Ginger was the 19th place 2019 National dry yearling , she’s a beautifully dairy doe with nice width and strong front end, her half sisters by sire also placed 11th jr. yearling and 5th (2nd place udder) yearling milker. Shooter is the son of the 2019 National 1st place 3 yr old GCH Hetlandcreek HB Swan Harmonica 6*M VVEE90. His sire also won 2nd place 2019 National’s Get of Sire. 
 Ginger X Shooter Planned Pedigree > 
Ella_4yr_2019Leisure Time EllaFitzgerald 2*M VEEV88 (1xGCH) Hetlandcreek BW Nero D’Avelo 4th bred: 10.26.19

TBD| $500 | 1D reserved

Breeding Expectations: This is a genetic combo that has yielded us does that are in our herds genetic sweet spot, the combo that gives us our unique “ideal” Gaelic Roots animal. lots of strength that maintains dairy elegance. The connection point on this breeding is Tiger L and finds its balance between Tupelo and Zenith.
Ella x Nero Planned Pedigree >
Gaelic Roots PD River Dance HetlandCreek ZZ Shooting Star *B 1st bred: 11.8.19

TBD| $425 | open

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 medials.
River x Shooter Planned Pedigree
Lola, A show girl_DryYR18Leisure Time Lola, A Show Girl (1xGCH) My-Enchanged-Acres LS Merle 2nd bred: 11.7.19

TBD| $450 | open

Breeding Expectations: These genetics speak for themselves, over 8 generations of milk stars, multiple finished champions E90 ancestors on both sides of this breeding. Merle is the genetic brother to Elite SG MY-ENCHANTED-ACRES LM CANDYMAN *B VVE 90 .
Lola x Merle Planned Pedigree >

light linebreeding on GCH THUNDER-RIDGE PS WILLOW EEEE92 (6yr)

dragonfly

HetlandCreek ILM Dragonfly

(owned by Hetlandcreek)
Leisure Time ZZ GQ *B

(owned by             Leisure Time Dwarfs)
1st TBD

TBD | 1D reserved

Breeding Expectations: coming soon
Dragonfly x GQ 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

NOTE:

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 Dononvanfamfarm@gmail.com, 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 $125.00, 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. Wethers solid in pairs get a   discounted price of $50.00 on the 2nd goat, equaling 2 wethers for $200.00

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. We highly encourage buyers visit the farm prior to pick up day. This allows buyers to see our process, the farm, their reserved kid and answer any questions you might have, ensuring a successful and smooth pick up day. We require this pre-visit for buyers who are new to owning goats.

II.12. 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.13. 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.