News Flash: Angel and Unique are 2010 Breed Leaders in all three categories.....
Angel is Number 1 in milk, 2cd in Butterfat and 9th in Protein.....
Unique is 8th in milk, 4th in Butterfat and 10th in Protein....
Congratulations to all who were on test.
Welcome to our Herd on the WebMembers of ADGA under Natural Beauty Farm LLC. Herd Name: Flying Farm
We started with Nubians over 20 years ago and they have always remained a true passion. The other breeds are great and we admire many great animals in other herds that we have seen at shows over the years, but for us the floppy eared goats have kept our hearts and we want to put our heart and soul into making them the best that they can be.
Our first goats were unregistered long eared "brush" goats. We were so green that we did not know about ADGA and all that they do to help improve the breeds, so we tackled improving our herd blindly. Our girls then barely produced enough milk to supply a single kid, much less our household. Finding good bucks was always a problem, but luck graced us with a strong young buck at of all places a poultry swap. Looking back at all the improvements in our herd after we started using him, I would hazard to say that he was probably from a purebred herd, but since we still were unaware of any kind of registry at that time and we got him in trade for 5 geese, that would only be a guess. But from those humble beginnings over the course of 12 years, we bred girls that were big and healthy, were able to carry several kids and produced enough milk for them and our household. They were our mentors and teachers and we learned a lot that books just cannot teach from them.
Jobs took us away from the farm life that we loved so much for a few years, but we never lost our love for the Nubian breed and we filled the time by devouring their history, records and geneology in every book, magazine and article we could find. When we came back to our Appalachian farm it was with a new passion to take all that our first herd had taught us and apply it with our new knowledge and the ADGA tools to produce the finest herd in the country.
We are not there yet, but step by step and a little luck thrown in we can see progress being made. We hope that you enjoy looking at the pictures of our herd and if you have any questions or suggestions, please drop us a note.
The Flying Farm Team
The Type of Nubian we like
We believe our goats should be goats.
No beauty queens here that need special care or diet and only need to be ready for show season and then are dried off.
We want long level lactations, winter milk and does that kid without trouble and give us multiple improved duplicates of their dams.
The Bucks must always be better than the Does, since they have the greatest influence in the herd.
Because of this, we only use and sell animals that meet or excede the following points in our breeding program.
They must be sound, with good legs and feet to support a long life
We want deep and long animals, to better convert feed into milk and carry their kids well
They are a Dairy breed so they must milk and milk well
Resistance and Hardiness against both illness and parasites
Does that do not loose condition easily from kidding or milking heavily
Bucks that can maintain condition year round, even during rut
Gentle, Loving easy to handle temperaments from both our Does and Bucks
Knowing CAE/CL status
Elegant Nubian style that fits together well
We would like to thank Becky Goldthwaite for being the greatest mentor to us and for the privilege and opportunity to own some of her beautiful, Championship bloodlines.
We would also like to thank all the great breeders out there that have devoted their lives to making the Nubian breed what it is today. You have provided a solid foundation for the breed to be built on.
Some bloodlines we are working with:
Six M Galaxy