Due to Divorce, we have sold the majority of our herd. We retained ownership of 5 does and 1 buck and may have a few kids available in spring and fall of 2012
We have had goats since 1985 and exclusively Nigerians for 23 years!
We have one buckling available out of Zima by RiverRock. See our for sale page....
I am Valerie Russell(formerly Ciesynski), the owner of Piddlin Acres. Born and raised in Texas, mother of 2 grown boys ,Jake and Clay. We've had goats since 1985, starting out with some grade Nubians, Alpines and Saanens. In January of 1990 I got a bred Nigerian doe for my birthday and the rest, as they say, is history<G> In 1994 I attained my judging license with AGS and have been judging for them ever since. I made a slight detour when NDGA started up in 1997 and became a judge with them as well, resigning that position in 2000 and focusing on multi breed dairy goat registries since, although I do also judge for MDGA and TMGR(mini dairy goat registries) I enjoy judging very much and getting to meet and help people all over the country.
I served on the AGS board from 1995 to Dec 2003. Serving as President for 1 term before resigning for personal issues. I continued on many committees until just recently.
OUR BREEDING PROGRAM
We show our herd extensively and have done quite well along the way. We don't make a practice of tooting our own horn and we don't keep a running tally of our wins, but then, we've been showing an awfully long time, <G>We average about 10 shows a year here in Texas and anywhere within driving distance. All our goats are registered with AGS & ADGA. Although we choose to register with member driven, dairy goat registries that are not privately owned, NDGA meets the needs of some, and our goats can be registered with them as well.
Like everyone else we know, we have some outstanding animals along with average breeding stock. We don't claim to have bred out all the faults because we believe the breed is far too young to even make such a claim. However, we do our best to eliminate undesirable characteristics and have made progress toward that goal. Although we do not milk on a regular basis, our goal is to breed does that we
could easily milk when we so desire. Functional structure and correct mammary systems are at the core of our breeding program, add small size, color and blue eyes and that's "just gravy"!
We test our entire herd annually for CAE and have never had a positive result. We spend more money testing our animals because we send our tests to WSU labs in Washington to have the CAE Elisa (many times more sensitive than the standard AGID tests that most labs use) test done. Needless to say, we are pleased to say our animals remained negative under this more sensitive test. We've maintained a negative tested herd for over 15 years now and have never had any kind of contagious abscesses
also added Johnes testing of our herd and of course, all were negative****
Most of our kids are dam raised unless circumstances dictate otherwise or unless bottle raising is requested on a prepaid kid.(these bottle babies need to be shipped by 4 weeks of age to avoid boarding charges of $1.00 per day)
A $50 deposit will hold the reservation on the kid of your choice.
$100 non refundable deposit will hold the animal (if already born) for one month
while shipping arrangements and payments are worked out, with shipping costs,(ie. health certificates and tests), the responsibility of the buyer. Health certificates with no additional tests are $30. All shipping costs and animals must be paid for before shipping. We do not currently charge a fee for transport to the airport.
We prefer you send us your own kennel to ship in or you can send us the money and we will purchase one locally for you.