years later I think the answer is becoming clear to me. We traveled
to Canada to purchase some traditional white Boer
goats in June of 1994. In my mind I envisioned the traditional white
with red head Boer
goat in the solid black color. I guess this was because I had been raising
and breeding native black cashmere goats for some time, and had done very
well with the black cashmere breed. Main Man, one of the yearling
bucks we had purchased in Canada had turned out to be a super good buck.
I had bred him to some of my black cashmere does, but produced mostly the
traditional white with red head kids, some miss-marked with red. I
could see this would not work for a black Boer
goat, not in any realistic time period anyways. At about this time,
we purchased some traditional white does and put Main Man with these does.
And what would you know? Several of their kids were mostly red.
Main Man produced about 10 to 15% red kids. I picked out the best
red buck and named him Red man. In 1997, I showed Red Man as a
yearling at the A.B.G.A. nationals in Kerrville, Texas. He placed 10th in
his class of 38 full blood Boer
bucks. In 1997, I began to breed Red Man to black cashmere does. I
then began to get some black kids. I kept all my does with any black
color. I never used any traditional white Boer
bucks on my colored goats again. I was able to purchase a few
percentage black Boer
does and began to enter
them into my breeding program. I registered my first black buck in
1999. In 1997, my daughter JoNell and her husband Danny Waggoner
used Red Man to breed their black percentage does. This brought them
many good red and some black does. We purchased a black full blood
doe in 1998. This added a new generation
to my breeding program. We kept only the best black bucks from then
on. In 2001, we began to see good black percentage male and female Boer
goats. Since then my herd of black Boer
goats have grown and continued to improve through the years. We
been a long, productive sixteen
years to 2010
and well worth it. By no means is this the end of the story.
Really, it is just the beginning of black Boer
We have now introduced some new genetics to our Black Boers. We have brought in some new black bucks from Twin Mountain Boers of San Angelo, Texas, thanks to Wayne and Monetta Dusek. We also bought in more color and have purchased a red and white spotted buck thanks to Twin Mountain Boers.