PRESENT & PAST HERDSIRES

See Pricing FAQ for an explantion of our in-herd EBVs (Estimated Breeding Values) computed by Sheep Genetics Australia and other animal statistics.

Due to variations in weather and pasture conditions from year to year, weight comparisons are only valid between animals born in the same year, with the same birth-rear status. EBVs are the best way to compare.

Our herdsires are ranged on native pasture year round with no foot trimming, supplemental feeding, vaccines or worming.


 
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EDGE (2015)

photo taken at 2 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: Z440
Sire: Enfield
90-day index: 108
90-day litter index: 103
Yearling weight: 110 lbs.
Yearling scrotal: 26.5 cm
2-year weight: 172 lbs.
2-year scrotal: 28 cm


BWT
Birth Weight EBV
-0.05 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.40 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.00 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+3.20 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.10
 
To our knowledge, there were no polled animals in the original Kiko import to the USA, even though a special polled line had been developed as part of the original Kiko project. We obtained some of those old genetics by way of embryos made from long-frozen semen kept in NZ. We tested these genetics over several years and eventually produced Edge and Echo, twin brothers. We used Edge with good results last fall, and we're proud to offer Echo for sale (see buck sale page). Both parents are direct NZ imports. Polledness is a dominant trait...the only way to get polled animals is to start with one. Polled animals throw about 50% polled kids.
 
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BULLET (2004)
AI Sire

Pedigree

Dam: TAY W63
Sire: TAY 007

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.03 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.50 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
no data
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+1.10 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
no data
 
On-farm trial of some popular old 100% NZ genetics - Bullet of Q Farms bred by Dr. Hardev Patel. Full brother to Lady Blackbird of Goat Hill Kikos. Tasman Zorro and Terminator XX grandson. MWWT and NKB numbers may be available when his daughters reach maturity.
 
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FLASH (2016)

photo taken at 1 year

Triplet-Twin
Dam: W176
Sire: Cash
90-day index: 131
90-day litter index: 126
Yearling weight: 123 lbs.
Yearling scrotal: 28 cm



BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.29 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.25 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.59 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+2.96 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.01
 
We used Flash as a herdsire in 2016, and are relucantly selling him to make way for the next crop of bucks (see buck sale page). His dam was an "old reliable" who performed well up until the cougar got her this winter at age 10. Great EBVs!
 
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EMPIRE (2015)

photo taken at 2 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: W193
Sire: Chewie
90-day index: 113
90-day litter index: 121
Yearling weight: 102 lbs.
Yearling scrotal: 27 cm
2-year weight: 165 lbs.
2-year scrotal: 32 cm



BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.58 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.49 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.66 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+2.55 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.04
 
We used Empire as a herdsire in 2016, and are keeping many of his daughters. His dam was a superstar, reliably producing year after year until the cougar got her this winter coming on 10 years of age. Bucks from old, proven dams are the most trustworthy genetics. Empire is for sale on our buck page - he would be a great foundation sire for a new herd.
 
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DANTE (2014)

photo taken at 2 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: W193
Sire: Conan
90-day index: 122
90-day litter index: 108
Yearling weight: 145 lbs.
Yearling scrotal: 28cm
2-year weight: 189 lbs.
2-year scrotal: 30 cm
3-year weight: 215 lbs.
3-year scrotal: 31 cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.65 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+2.00 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.47 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+4.32 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.05
Dante's dam is W193, same as Empire's. She produced twins at all her kiddings, scoring a perfect 1/5 at each one. She was also among our top 10 does for overall weaning weights and doe efficiency scores. Dante was the biggest yearling in our buck mob. He nearly died from goat polio in 2016 and has been fighting his way back...we'll be using him again in 2017.
 
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FORCE (2016)

no photo available

Twin-Twin
Dam: B597
Sire: Chewie
90-day index: 137
90-day litter index: 119
6-month weight: 77 lbs.
6-mo. scrotal: 24 cm



BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.18 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+2.36 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.82 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+4.82 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.03
 
We haven't seen EBVs like this since our foundation sire Spock - this all-white buck was a tank as a 6-month-old buckling, and passed it on to his first kid crop. Unfortunately two of his feet wound up slightly overgrown this spring and he had to be culled. We knew it was a risk since his mother became overgrown at 4 years of age...we rolled the dice and lost! When it comes to herdsires, we have a zero tolerance policy on excessive hoof growth. We'll have to sort through his kids to salvage the ones that didn't inherit his feet.
 
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CHEWBACCA (2013)

photo taken at 2 years
Dam: W196 (Spock full sister)
Sire: Jolt

Twin-Twin
90-day litter index: 120
120-day index: 125
120-day litter index: 125
Yearling weight: 161 lbs.
Yearling scrotal: 31cm
2-year weight: 201 lbs.
2-year scrotal: 33cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.24 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.91 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.33 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+3.22 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.13
 
Back by popular demand: our BIG Kiko genetics. If you're looking to increase the frame size and growth rate of your herd, Chewbacca is the right buck for the job. He is out of W196, full sister to our 300+ pound herdsires Spock and Leonard. As a yearling, Chewie was already taller than all of our older bucks. He has excellent scrotal size and makes large weight gains even under heavy worm burdens. He has Spock's outstanding feet and strong pasterns.
 
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CASH (2013)

photo taken at 2 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: Z465 (Starlifta x Midnight)
Sire: Target
90-day litter index: 103
120-day index: 110
120-day litter index: 106
Yearling weight: 123 lbs.
Yearling scrotal: 27cm
2-year weight: 192 lbs.
2-year scrotal: 29cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
-0.24 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.15 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.09 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+0.61 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.02
Cash will be our 100% herdsire for the 2016 kidding season. His dam has been the best performing doe that we imported from New Zealand - she scores well for both weaning weights and doe efficiency. Cash has grown well in his second year, and has a stocky build and good feet.
 
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DRAGON (2014)

photo taken at 1 year

Twin-Twin
Dam: T064
Sire: Ruger
90-day litter index: 118
120-day index: 120
Yearling weight: 112 lbs.
Yearling scrotal: 27cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.27 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.59 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.09 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+1.35 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.15
Dragon is a half-brother to Blackball. His dam is T064, one of our all-time best does. She had triplets again as a 9-year-old - she never singled - and still had an udder score of 2/5. T064 was always an excellent mother and produced many fine offspring that consistently ranked in the top tier for size. She also ranked above average for doe efficiency.
 
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BLACKBALL (2012)

photo taken at 3 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: T064
Sire: Target
120-day: 65 lb
120-day index: 121
120-day litter index: 121
Yearling weight: 131 lbs.
Yearling scrotal: 29cm
2-year weight: 180 lbs.
3-year weight: 203 lbs.
3-year scrotal: 32cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
-0.01 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.05 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.67 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+0.77 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.13
Blackball Semen - Worldwide - $80 per straw, bulk discount 10%
Blackball's dam had triplets again as a 9-year-old - she has never singled - and still had an udder score of 2/5. She has always been an excellent mother and produced many fine offspring. We consider her to be an ideal example of the Kiko breed. Blackball's sire is an NZ import.
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ENFIELD (2010)

photo taken at 4 years

Twin-Twin (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Frosty
Sire: Caprinex's Sonny
120-day: 65 lb
Yearling weight: 125
Yearling scrotal: 29 cm
4-year weight: 223 lbs.
5-year weight: 231 lbs.
5-year scrotal: 29 cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.05 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.35 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.08 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+2.71 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.07

Enfield Semen - Worldwide - $120 per straw, bulk discount 10%

Enfield is a direct NZ import. He inherited Caprinex Sonny's thick build, and was the fastest growing NZ import we raised. Over the last 5 years, he has proven that he can thrive even in our difficult conditions, maintaining his body weight through miserable winters and heavy parasite loads. He has excellent feet and strong, upright pasterns.
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CONAN (2013)

photo taken at 2 years

Triplet-Triplet
Dam: V121
Sire: Ruger
120-day: 61 lb
120-day index: 134
120-day litter index: 114
Yearling weight: 131 lbs.
Yearling scrotal 26 cm
2-year weight: 191 lbs.
2-year scrotal: 30 cm


BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.27 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.89 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.03 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+1.87 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.06
Conan's dam is V121, a large-framed Spock daughter with outstanding maternal ability and a 8-year track record of consistent production of twins and triplets with the highest weaning weights. Even as a triplet, Conan was the standout buckling in 2013, and V121's kids were again the largest of the entire herd in 2014. She had triplets again in 2015 - her fourth set. Conan's sire is a NZ import.
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JOLT (2010)

photo taken at 3 years

Single-Single (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Destiny
Sire: Caprinex's Starlifta
120-day: 70 lb
Yearling weight: 122 lbs.
Yearling scrotal: 34 cm
4-year weight: 206 lbs.
5-year weight: 215 lbs.
5-year scrotal: 33 cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.04 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.26 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.40 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+0.16 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.15
Jolt Semen - Worldwide - $90 per straw, bulk discount 10%
Jolt is a direct NZ import. His sire Starlifta has been an important herdsire in the ongoing NZ Kikonui project, and his dam produced Midnight, one of the top Kikonui does for several years running. Jolt has proven himself to be a very tough buck, maintaining his condition year after year in the face of extreme parasite loads. He had large scrotal size from a young age. He has excellent feet and strong, upright pasterns.
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TARGET (2010)

photo taken at 3 years

Single-Single (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Domino
Sire: Caprinex's Sonny
120-day: 70 lb
Yearling weight: 120 lbs.
3-year weight: 168 lbs.
3-year scrotal: 31cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
-0.43 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.52 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
-1.00 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+2.08 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.01
Target is a direct NZ import. As a 2 year old, he had the best parasite resistance (lowest egg counts) of any of the NZ import bucks we raised, although he later had some difficulty with winter worms. He sired many solid replacement does for us during his years as a herdsire.
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RUGER (2010)

photo taken at 3 years

Twin-Twin (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Midnight
Sire: Caprinex's Starlifta
120-day: 59 lb
Yearling weight: 131 lbs.
4-year weight: 212 lbs.
4-year scrotal: 27cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
-0.18 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.31 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.08 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+0.72 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.19
Ruger is a direct NZ import. His sire Starlifta has been an important herdsire in the ongoing NZ Kikonui project, and his dam Midnight was one of the top Kikonui does for several years running. Ruger is a solidly built, tough buck, and has made an important contribution to our herd genetics.
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JUPITER (2010)


Direct New Zealand Import

photo taken at 3 years

Twin-Twin (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Destiny
Sire: Caprinex's Starlifta
120-day: 65 lb
Yearling weight: 121 lbs.
3-year weight: 170 lbs.
3-year scrotal: 31cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
-0.16 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.25 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.09 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
-0.84 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.06
Jupiter's performance here was almost indistinguishable from that of his full brothers Saiga and Jolt.
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SPOCK (2004)

photo taken at 4 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: GUL 222
Sire: GUL Squirt
2-year weight: 255 lbs.
3-year weight: 305 lbs.

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.83 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+2.63 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.88 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+5.28 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
+0.07
Spock was the biggest goat any of us had ever seen. Our scale could not accomodate him anymore after he passed 300 pounds at three years old. Spock and his twin brother Leonard were so tall they could be ridden like ponies - something they seemed to enjoy. We'll probably never have bucks this big again, because we stopped worming our production herd in 2007, and the life here is just too hard for optimal growth of young animals. Spock had perfect feet and strong, upright pasterns.
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SHREDDEAR (2008)

Photo taken at 3 years

Triplet-Triplet
Dam: T058 (full sister to Spock)
Sire: RDR Bruno
120-day: 62 lb
Yearling weight: 146 lbs.
3-year weight: 212 lbs.
Scrotal circum at 3 yr: 34cm

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.50 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.56 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.49 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+3.30 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.03
Shreddear was a close relative of Spock and Leonard. He was huge as a triplet kid, and as a yearling, and had exceptional scrotal size from a young age. We used him for 2 years before setting him aside to make way for the new genetics we imported from NZ.
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PERIL (2008)


photo taken at 15 months


Twin-Twin
Dam: GUL 202
Sire: RDR Bruno
120-day: 61 lb
Yearling weight: 145 lbs.

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.19 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.41 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.61 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
-1.45 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.05
Peril's dam was one of our original Goats Unlimited purchases - she lasted 10 years, producing twins and triplets every year. She retained a perfect bag until the end.
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BRUNO (2007)


Rancho del Robles bred
photo taken at 15 months

Yearling weight: 149 lbs.

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.24 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.59 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
-0.06 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
-1.47 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.06
We bought Bruno because we needed new genetics. However, he turned out to be primarily the same Goats Unlimited stock we already had, with the addition of Sesame.
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TANNER (2006)


Rancho del Robles bred
photo taken at 2 years

2-year weight: 196 lbs.

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.15 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.63 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.54 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+1.18 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.17
We bought Tanner because we needed new genetics. However, he turned out to be primarily the same Goats Unlimited stock we already had, with the addition of Generator. He produced some good, workmanlike does.
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SQUIRT (2003)


Goats Unlimited bred
photo taken at 2 years

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.39 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.45 kg
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.04 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+3.01 kg
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.07
Squirt was an exceptionally large young buck, although his mature size was average. He had hard but slow growing black hooves that he passed on to his offspring. Sire of Spock and many of our best, most long-lived does.
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BUCKY (2002)


Goats Unlimited bred
photo taken at 2 years

BWT
Birth Weight EBV
+0.18 kg
WWT
Weaning Weight EBV
+0.80
MWWT
Maternal
Weaning Weight EBV
+1.17 kg
PWWT
Postweaning Wgt EBV
+1.53
NKB
Number Born EBV
-0.01
Bucky is the reason we have so many unregistered does in our breeding herd. He was the first buck we purchased from Dr. An Peischel, and at the time, we did not see the value in registration. We bought him and our first 10 does without papers, and so all our early kids - the foundation of our future herd - were unregisterable.