PRESENT & PAST HERDSIRES

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

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. Click here for a discussion of adult body size and profitability.

 

CHEWBACCA (2013)

photo taken at 2 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: W196 (Spock full sister)
Sire: Jolt
Birth: 9.3 lb
90-day litter index: 120
120-day index: 125
120-day litter index: 125
Yearling weight: 161
Yearling scrotal (July): 31cm
2-year weight: 201
2-year scrotal (July): 33cm

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.
 

CASH (2013)

photo taken at 2 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: Z465 (Starlifta x Midnight)
Sire: Target
Birth: 8.1 lb
90-day litter index: 103
120-day index: 110
120-day litter index: 106
Yearling weight: 123
Yearling scrotal (July): 27cm
2-year weight: 192
2-year scrotal (July): 29cm

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.
 

DRAGON (2014)

photo taken at 1 year

Twin-Twin
Dam: T064
Sire: Ruger
Birth: 7.5 lb
90-day litter index: 118
120-day index: 120
Yearling weight: 112
Scrotal circum 1 yr (July): 27cm

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.
 

DANTE (2014)

photo taken at 1 year

Twin-Twin
Dam: W193
Sire: Conan
Birth: 8.8 lb
90-day litter index: 108
120-day index: 132
Yearling weight: 145
Scrotal circum 1 yr (July): 28cm

Dante's dam is still in our herd at 8 years of age. She produced twins at all her kiddings, scoring a perfect 1/5 at each one. She is also among our top 10 does for overall weaning weights and doe efficiency scores. Dante is the biggest yearling we have in our buck mob right now.

BLACKBALL (2012)

photo taken at 3 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: T064
Sire: Target
Birth: 8.0 lb
120-day: 65 lb
120-day index: 121
120-day litter index: 121
Yearling weight: 131
Scrotal circum 1 yr (July): 29cm
2-year weight: 180
3-year weight: 203
Scrotal circum 3 yr (May): 32cm

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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 that consistently rank in the top tier for size. We consider her to be an ideal example of the Kiko breed. Blackball's sire is an NZ import.


ENFIELD (2010)

photo taken at 4 years

Twin-Twin (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Frosty
Sire: Caprinex's Sonny
Birth: 8.2 lb
120-day: 65 lb
Yearling weight: 125
Scrotal circum 1 yr (July): 29cm
4-year weight: 223
5-year weight: 231
Scrotal circum 5 yr (May): 29cm

Enfield Semen - Worldwide - $90 per straw, bulk discount 10%
Sonny Semen - US Only - $75 per straw

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.

CONAN (2013)

photo taken at 2 years

Triplet-Triplet
Dam: V121
Sire: Ruger
Birth: 7.2 lb
120-day: 61 lb
120-day index: 134
120-day litter index: 114
Yearling weight: 131
Scrotal circum 1 yr (July): 26cm
2-year weight: 191
Scrotal circum 2 yr (May): 30cm


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.

JOLT (2010)

photo taken at 3 years

Single-Single (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Destiny
Sire: Caprinex's Starlifta
Birth: 9.8 lb
120-day: 70 lb
Yearling weight: 122
Scrotal circum 1 yr (July): 34cm
4-year weight: 206
5-year weight: 215
Scrotal circum 5 yr (May): 33cm

Jolt Semen - Worldwide - $90 per straw, bulk discount 10%
Starlifta Semen - US Only - $75 per straw
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. The performance of his brothers Jupiter and Saiga, and his many full sisters, demonstrate the consistency of the Starlifta x Destiny cross.

TARGET (2010)

photo taken at 3 years

Single-Single (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Domino
Sire: Caprinex's Sonny
Birth: 80 lb
120-day: 70 lb
Yearling weight: 120
3-year weight: 168
Scrotal circum 3 yr (July): 31cm

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.

RUGER (2010)

photo taken at 3 years

Twin-Twin (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Midnight
Sire: Caprinex's Starlifta
Birth: 7.4 lb
120-day: 59 lb
Yearling weight: 131
4-year weight: 212
Scrotal circum 4 yr (June): 27cm

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.

JUPITER (2010)


Direct New Zealand Import

photo taken at 3 years

Twin-Twin (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Destiny
Sire: Caprinex's Starlifta
Birth: 9.5 lb
120-day: 65 lb
Yearling weight: 121
3-year weight: 170
Scrotal circum 3 yr (July): 31cm

Jupiter's performance here was almost indistinguishable from that of his full brothers Saiga and Jolt.

SAIGA (2010)


Direct New Zealand Import

photo taken at 3 years

Twin-Twin (embryo transfer)
Dam: Caprinex's Destiny
Sire: Caprinex's Starlifta
Birth: 9.1 lb
120-day: 59 lb
Yearling weight: 126
3-year weight: 189
Scrotal circum 3 yr (July): 30cm

Saiga's performance here was almost indistinguishable from that of his full brothers Jupiter and Jolt.

SPOCK (2004)

photo taken at 4 years

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

Spock was the biggest goat any of us have 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. During the 2009 rutting season, we had to remove Spock and Leonard from our farm in an emergency fashion, because we could not prevent them from escaping, even from our fortified corral. They were breaking out every day, and we feared they would breed the 60 does we had carefully prepared for our NZ embryo transfer. Spock had an incredible libido, and strong, upright pasterns that never had any trouble supporting his immense weight. He sired many of the best does we have.

LEONARD (2004)

photo taken at 4 years

Twin-Twin
Dam: GUL 222
Sire: GUL Squirt
2-year weight: 256
3-year weight: 287

Leonard was Spock's "little brother" - mild mannered by comparison, and a little smaller. He was still huge, though - in the header photo at the top of this page, a 3 year old Leonard towers over a fully grown male livestock guardian dog.

SHREDDEAR (2008)

Photo taken at 3 years

Triplet-Triplet
Dam: T058 (full sister to Spock)
Sire: RDR Bruno
Birth: 7.1 lb
120-day: 62 lb
Yearling weight: 146
3-year weight: 212
Scrotal circum at 3 yr (July): 34cm

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.

PERIL (2008)


photo taken at 15 months


Twin-Twin
Dam: GUL 202
Sire: RDR Bruno
Birth: 7.0 lb
120-day: 61 lb
Yearling weight: 145

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.

BRUNO (2007)


Rancho del Robles bred
photo taken at 15 months

Yearling weight: 149

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. He was an aggressive and thorough breeder, but his kids tended to be on the wild size, so he saw only limited use in our herd.

TANNER (2006)


Rancho del Robles bred
photo taken at 2 years

2-year weight: 196

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.

SQUIRT (2003)


Goats Unlimited bred
photo taken at 2 years

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.

BUCKY (2002)


Goats Unlimited bred
photo taken at 2 years

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.