Tiny Colors Farm

Nigerian Dwarf Goats - Located in Ramona, California, in beautiful North San Diego County. Dairy, Companion, Brush-Clearing and Show Winners!


Welcome to the home of Tiny Colors Farm Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats!

Welcome and enjoy your visit.  As we grow, we'll be updating this webpage hopefully at least once a month with all of our new arrivals, new happenings and what shows we're planning to attend or have attended.  Please check our What's New and For Sale pages each time you visit as I hope to make several additions to those pages as our herd grows and changes.

Welcome 2010!

With the new year we have really settled into our Nigerian herd and are looking for great things out of our does this year.  In addition to the new young bucks we've used (Tiny Colors SS Moonshadow and Tiny Colors MS Bazooka Joe) we've got a few does bred to our old favorites Copper Penny Blue Frank and Take Heart Blueberry Wine, both excellent producers that give their daughters fantastic structure and very nice udders.  I have Blue's first daughters ready to freshen and already showing me that nice udder from his dam Anabelle as well as from their mothers, PT and Moulin Rouge (a Hunk daughter with that typical socked-on and soft udder).  Frank's daughters have already proven themselves and now I have not only Nigerians but some of my full-sized does (Alpine, Saanen, LaMancha, Nubian and one of the Boer-cross does) bred to him for meaty, milky mid-sized kids due in late January and early February. 

As alluded to, we've increased our large-breed herd temporarily and have several large-breed yearling does for sale so please check out the sale page for details.  And we've added a couple meat does to satisfy that slice of our buying market so we should have just about anything you're looking for; show, milk, pet, brush-clearing and family food.  I'm anticipating a lovely crop of kids and will have most for sale, especially those that should be in the show ring as we are not in a position to attend many shows for the next few years while my human kids get more activities on the weekends.    I still gladly offer discounts to youth group participants and for multiple-goat purchases as well as offering one free breeding to each doe purchased here.  I encourage you to start at the What's New page and then head over to the For Sale page as well as spending time on the Doe and Buck pages.  I've also included links to several of the registries and some of my fellow breeders for your convenience.  If you still have questions please feel free to email me or give me a call at 760 715-0678 so we can "talk goat".

Hello 2009

2008 was a very financially trying year for everyone in the US and around the world.  We have dealt with higher fuel and feed prices and the medicines we provide for our goats has also gotten more difficult to acquire thanks to new restrictions coupled with fewer manufacturers.  Nonetheless, I'm optimistic that 2009 will give us many healthy, happy kids and that all our buyers will have a great year and continue to enjoy the Tiny Colors goats that join their families.  Watch the What's New page for kids, sales, purchases, whatever else changes around here.

INFORMATION FOR My Guests


For everyone who has signed my guestbook, I'm thrilled and welcome!  I would like to point out, though, that I cannot see your email address from what you leave on the guest book and so if you would like more information on anything you see here from goat care to babies for sale to milking and cheese-making instructions and help, please drop me an email so I can reply right back to you!


I am also going to be updating my LINKS page so if you know of any good goat links you think I should provide, please send them to me in an email and I'll see about adding them at my next update.



We don't generally attend too many shows as our main emphasis is on temperament and production in the milk pail but because I believe a goat's production in the pail is a reflection of correct conformation and adherence to the breed standard, we are confident that when we do show our goats should do rather well.  We also are looking forward to several of our babies being sold to show homes and doing well for their new owners.  UPDATE: as of 03/12/2008, several of our does have kidded and several more are due in the next few days, so be sure to check out our for sale page for pictures and details!

Our does are ALL very friendly and love to be milking does in our herd.  We milk each and every freshened doe twice a day (by hand!) and all are very happy to jump right up on the stand and behave for us.  This chore is shared by myself and two of my sons (ages 10 and 7) and usually includes between 8 and 14 does per day, including some of our larger-breed does.  We insist that our goats allow us to handle them with ease and in fact most are bred specifically for their temperament.

And now a bit of politics (grin) . . .

Lately I've been hearing a lot about 'Localvores' - people who choose to only consume products that are made or grown within a certain (100 miles??) radius of their home, both to support their communities and to cut down on the amount of toxic emissions from having to truck groceries and supplies several thousand miles to stores in distant towns and cities.  I like to think that the web has made the world local; we can get whatever we want no matter where it is grown and we find out about these products through their exposure on the internet.  That said I do also like to patronize my local farmers and craftspeople.  I will in the future be listing several links to people who sell what they make or grow and are looking for local buyers as a way to enhance their communities as well as provide for their families in a way that doesn't put a lot of pressure on the environment.  This is what Wikipedia has to say about Localvores and here is just ONE of the many informative links on this new old idea and while it may not seem practical for everyone, it is an interesting and fun way to get involved in your local community.  I myself prefer to do as much of my business as I can using local artisans, craftspersons and skilled professionals, preferring to give my money to my neighbors whenever possible.  I think being a producer (milk, eggs, livestock for food and brush-clearing, etc.) helps me meet many wonderful people that also prefer to look closer to home for their food.

One example of a locally-produced non-food item would be the wonderful 'Shawls From The Heart' produced at Take Heart Farm by Tina French.  These items are not only gorgeous and extremely well-made, Tina also grows the goats (and other fiber animals) that the fiber comes from and then processes and dyes it herself or has it done locally in conjunction with other local fiber producers.  The fiber then gets hand-spun and dyed by Tina herself (or Kathy or one of the other local ladies) and eventually becomes these lovely garments, craft and decorative items and other great things for the home.  I urge you to check out Tina's shop and to make an effort to seek out your own local producers and give them your support.

Marla

Please remember to sign our guestbook and let us know if you are looking for anything in particular, or you can email us for more information on anything you've seen on our site.  Thanks for visiting!

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