Our Weinheimer Spanish Brood Does

Below the pictures is a little history of the Weinheimer Spanish Goats

 Weinheimer Spanish Doe:  Nina DOB 2012

 Weinheimer Spanish Doe: Santa Maria  DOB 2012 

 Weinheimer Spanish Doe:  Santa Anna  DOB May 2015

Weinheimer Spanish Doe:  Los Angles DOB 2015

 Chloe by Red Weinheimer Spanish buck (below) and out of Santa Anna born Feb 22, 2017

 Blue Belle, by Fabio and out of Santa Maria born  Jan 6 2018

 Red Weinheimer Spanish Buck sire of Chloe

Below is an excerpt from the Spanish Goat Association web site regarding the Weinheimer Spanish Goats. 

The Weinheimer Ranch (2200 acres) was founded in 1878. Roy Weinheimer, like many Texans of his time, raised Angora goats for mohair, and kept his Spanish goats for feeding the family. He brought Spanish goats onto the family-run Weinheimer Ranch in the 1950's, and was a very progressive Spanish goat breeder for that time—he started selectively breeding them right away. Weinheimer would add a buck here and there if he found a better one.

The herd was closed completely from the 1980's to 2004. In 2004, the Weinheimers added some Kensing bloodline as an outcross. However, the original gene pool was not swamped by this, and the Weinheimer bloodline retains some unique Spanish genes.  Among the herd may be found a dozen or so 'blue' goats. For those of you who have never seen one, they are indeed blue. More blue than grey.  The Weinheimer goats tend to have horns that show less of a twist than most Spanish. Horns are part of their breeding selection criteria, and the Weinheimers prefer horns that are broad-based at the base and have less twist, sweeping back and flaring broadly. They find that such horns correlate with depth and volume of body.

The bucks grow to be 230-250 lbs if their diets meet their nutritional requirements, but average under 200 lbs. in working conditions. At the Ranch, goats are raised on natural Texas forage. They occasionally receive supplemental feeding to ease handling, and this has helped to keep the goats very gentle. Weinheimer deworms twice per year: right before the breeding season and when the kids are weaned.  Weinheimer keeps about 10–33% of his bucks as breeders, and keeps however many does he needs to keep the herd numbers up, and sells the rest for meat.  Weinheimer goats are primarily selected for conformation, volume, and maternal traits, such as reproductive abilities and well-attached, small udders with small teats. Weinheimer goats are very hardy, forage well, are parasite-resistant, and are excellent mothers. They have no hoof problems, and require little maintenance in their environment.

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