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A senior dry doe class has been added to the virtual show!
The new, final FINAL deadline to postmark entries is November 15th.
Click here to find out how to enter.
Festival of Kinders
The 2020 Festival of Kinders show in Liberty, North Carolina has unfortunately been cancelled this year. We hope to see you next year!
2021 Northeast Ohio Show
The 2021 NEO has a date so please mark your calendars. June 5 & 6, 2020 in Canfield Ohio. It will include the following divisions:
- Youth Showmanship
- Adult Showmanship
- Jr. Doe
- Sr Doe
- Jr Buck
- Sr. Buck
*dates are subject to change based on pandemic
Here is a list of all the current Kinder does that have earned their milk star!
Age at freshening is read as “year-months old”. Any blank spaces is where old data was lost/not documented. DIM = Days in Milk. A Kinder Star recording is read as “Generational Star earned, qualified on M(ilk), F(at), P(rotein) or a combination of all 3.”
|Doe Name||Age at Freshening||Freshening||DIM||Milk #||Fat #||Fat %||Protein #||Protein %||Year Earned|
|Zederkamm Floribunda 11*M (FP)||5-10||5||305||2480||138||5.6||88||3.5||2000|
|Zederkamm Daffodil 1*M (MFP)||2-11||3||296||2290||125||5.5||94||4.1||1992|
|Still Meadow Echo 1*M (MFP)||05-11||5||305||1990||130||6.5||84||4.2||2018|
|Zederkamm Jasmine 1*M (MFP)||01-11||2||305||1960||109||5.6||88||4.5||1991|
|Zederkamm Poppy 11*M (F)||3-00||3||294||1940||105||5.4||78||4||1993|
|Zederkamm Vinca’s Vanilla 4*M (MFP)||03-01||3||305||1920||108||5.6||84||4.4||2000|
|Still Meadow Autumn 1*M (MFP)||04-07||4||290||1879||109||5.8||83||4.4||2017|
|7 Arrows (Dusty) Fawn 3*M (FP)||03-06||3||282||1870||117||6.3||83||4.4||2005|
|Zederkamm Liberty 1*M (MFP)||04-07||5||295||1850||122||6.6||90||4.9||1991|
|Zederkamm Penny’s Lily of the Valley 1*M (MFP)||3-00||2||305||1840||121||6.6||80||4.3||1999|
|Little Treasures Kinders Vailinteena 5*M (MFP)||03-09||3||317||1780||82||4.61||66||3.71||2018|
|Zederkamm Mignon 1*M (FP)||3-10||2||295||1760||109||6.2||75||4.3||1992|
|My Three Kids Trinity 2*M (MFP)||2-09||1||305||1720||99||5.8||75||4.4||2003|
|Zederkamm Columbine 11*M (F)||2-00||2||297||1680||87||5.2||69||4.1||1993|
|Homestead Kinder Jewel Flower 1*M (MFP)||3-10||4||305||1651||98||5.9||73||4.4|
|Just One More Rosebud 1*M (FP)||03-01||2||305||1650||116||7||75||4.5||2002|
|Rustic Jumpers Phili 1*M FP)||3-11||297||1630||84||5.2||63||4.4|
|Zederkamm Mignonette 2*M (MFP)||2-11||2||285||1600||91||5.7||73||4.6||1993|
|Just One More Lucy I’m Home 1*M (MFP)||3-00||2||305||1590||114||7.2||67||4.2||2001|
|Zederkamm Buttercup 1*M (MFP)||1-10||2||305||1590||109||6.9||74||4.7||1994|
|River Birch Farms Cinder 1*M (FP)||03-06||3||316||1516||81||5.34||58||3.83||2018|
|My Three Kids Anouk 1*M (MFP)||01-07||1||305||1510||83||5.5||64||4.2||2005|
|Zederkamm Jazz’s Fleur 12*M (FP)||1-10||1||305||1470||92||6.3||55||3.7||1999|
|Zederkamm P&T’s Trillium 3*M (F)||2-00||1||264||1450||91||6.3||70||4.8||2005|
|Zederkamm Balsam’s Begonia 3*M (FP)||2-00||2||305||1440||99||6.9||71||4.9||1998|
|Little Treasures Kinders Isis 5*M (FP)||04-09||4||318||1412||74||5.24||60||4.25||2018|
|Zederkamm K.C.’s Myrtle 3*M (FP)||2-00||2||305||1410||97||6.9||68||4.8||1996|
|Pricker Patch Farm Salt & Pepper 1*M (FP)||02-10||2||227||1398||75||5.4||59||4.2||2018|
|My Three Kids Lil’s Tory 1*M (FP)||2-11||2||305||1380||97||7||67||4.9||2001|
|Bramble Patch Kinder Mi Destiny 1*M (FP)||2-00||2||250||1360||80||5.9||52||3.8||2003|
|Zederkamm N&T’s Chai Tea 4*M (FP)||08-08||7||311||1325||74||5.58||58||4.38||2018|
|Bramble Patch Kinder Spirit 1*M (FP)||02-00||2||305||1290||71||5.5||54||4.2||2005|
|Rustic Jumpers Heidi 1*M (FP)||4-00||260||1270||84||6.6||56||4.4|
|Zederkamm Veronica 2*M (FP)||01-02||1||232||1270||63||5||48||3.8||1992|
|Barne’s Zederkamm Vinca 3*M (FP)||01-07||1||305||1250||80||6.4||54||4.3||1996|
|Rustic Jumpers Honey 1*M (FP)||3-11||268||1240||79||6.4||55||4.4||1994|
|Zederkamm M&L’s Lantana 2*M (FP)||01-02||1||262||1240||86||6.9||54||4.4||2000|
|Zederkamm Balsam 2*M (FP)||01-08||2||263||1220||76||6.2||58||4.8||1995|
|Zederkamm N&B’s Belladonna 4*M (FP)||01-08||1||305||1190||74||6.2||54||4.5||2004|
|Zederkamm Silver Birch 1*M (FP)||02-01||2||226||1180||87||7.4||55||4.7||1999|
|Zederkamm L&F Flax 13*M (F)||01-01||1||265||1140||74||6.5||44||3.9||2002|
|Zederkamm Delphinium 2*M (FP)||01-04||1||208||1130||67||5.9||47||4.2||1994|
|Zederkamm Twyddle DD of Beauty Mountain 2*M (FP)||01-01||1||305||1127||76||6.7||52||4.6|
|Just One More Oprah 2*M (FP)||2-00||1||305||1110||82||7.4||53||4.8||2002|
|Zederkamm P&O’s Orchid 3*M (F)||02-01||1||280||1050||71||6.8||44||4.3||2004|
|Still Meadow Cicada 1*M (F)||02-01||1||226||1000||55||5.5||44||4.4||2018|
|Beauty Mountain Night Ffeather 1*M (F)||1-00||1||305||991||53||5.3||1998|
|Zederkamm Sweet Alyssum 3*M (FP)||01-08||1||295||990||73||7.4||48||4.8||1996|
|Zederkamm Mimosa 3*M (F)||1-10||2||250||980||54||5.5||42||4.3|
|Zederkamm Tansy 1*M (FP)||01-07||2||243||980||61||6.2||46||4.7||1995|
|Zederkamm Jessamine 1*M (F)||01-06||1||244||970||57||5.9||41||4.2|
|Zederkamm M&B’s Sweet Blackberry 2*M (F)||01-01||1||237||910||60||6.6||44||4.8||1999|
|Dairy-Ayers Sunny 1*M (F)||03-09||3||262||880||67||7.6||42||4.8||1998|
|Beauty Mountain Maanaco #1 Ttahanee 2*M (F)||0-11||1||256||857||57||6.7||41||4.8||1997|
|Just One More Shamrock 1*M (F)||01-01||1||272||830||56||6.7||38||4.6||2004|
|Zederkamm Juniper 1*M (F)||01-09||1||292||830||66||7.6||41||4.9||1998|
|Zederkamm Cinnamon 12*M (F)||01-03||1||220||810||55||6.8||35||4.3||1995|
Click the link below to download a PDF copy.
We will be having a One Day Milk Test at the Missouri State Fair Kinder Goat Show this year.
All goats that are participating in the test will be milked out under supervision on Friday evening August 16th at 8:00pm. That will start the test. The first sample will be weighed at 8:00am on Saturday morning after the show and the final sample will be weighed on Saturday evening August 17th at 8:00pm. Please make sure your goats have legible tattoos as these need to be verified for the test. Weight results will be available after the final milk out with lab results for protein and butterfat to follow after lab analysis. This is a great opportunity for feedback on your milk components with a chance for your doe to earn a star. Please consider joining us!
-Stefanie Idzikowski, Test Supervisor
The following letters are recommended by the KGBA to designate the year of birth. Each animal should have a unique tattoo. Next to the letter is the number assigned to each goat based on its birth order that year. For example, the first kid born in 2010 was A01, or A1, the second kid was A02 or A2 and so on. This number/letter combination is placed in the left year, and the breeder’s designated letters in the right.Tattoo letters:
G, I, O, Q and U are not used.
Thank you all for participating in the 2018 Kinder Goat Breeders Association election! In an association the size of ours, your vote does count, and your participation makes the kGBA what it is.
It is with a very heavy heart that I must announce the passing of Pat Showalter.
The first registered Kinder goats were bred by Pat, and she has been an active breeder and member of the KGBA every since. Pat was always very generous with her time and knowledge, and was integral to the creation and success of our the Kinder goat and the association.
Pat was more than just her goats, though… she was an accomplished artist. She saw beauty in everything and represented it in a wide range of media, including everything from textiles to soap. She was a woman with strong feelings about the world around her, and she stood up for what she believed in. She will be dearly missed by the many people who’s lives she has touched.
Our hearts go out to Pat and all of her friends and family.
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