What is a Doe Chain?
If you are chosen you will receive a doe kid that has been generously donated from one of our member’s herds. You will also receive a one-year youth membership to the Kinder Goat Breeders Association. Once the doe is of breeding age and size she must be bred to a Kinder Buck. When your doe kids, you must donate a doe kid from this doe back to the Kinder Goat Breeders Association for this program. Once you pass on a doe kid to another youth, the doe chain is complete.
What does the youth do?
- Supply proper housing
- Take good care of your doe and make sure that she is kept in good condition. Make sure she has adequate nutrition, clean water, housing, and is kept up to date on vaccinations and deworming.
- Spend some time with your goat each day.
- Explore opportunities to show your goats through 4H, FFA or open shows.
- Donate a registered doe kids back into this program.
- Promote Kinder Goats when possible.
What does the breeder do?
- KGBA breeders will supply a doe free from CAE, CL and Johne’s Disease. Youth members who return the donation must make sure their donated doe is also vet checked for these diseases.
- Mentor the doe recipient and provide advice and training.
- Ensure the doe recipient completes the doe chain record page.
What does the Kinder Goat Breeders Association do?
- Provide a free one-year youth membership to the doe recipient.
- Provide a free KGBA Youth Manual.
- Help to facilitate paperwork for the doe chain
- Work to match breeders and youth for the doe chain.
- Mediate any disagreements
We hope you consider applying for the Kinder Goat Breeders Association Doe Chain. Kinder Goats can provide you with milk, value added products like soap and fudge, and meat. Plus, it can be the beginning of a lifetime love of goats.