Taff is a BIG doe. However; if you view the video on this page you will see that she doesn't have a mean bone in her body and LOVES her humans.
Taff is one that just has my heart (not that all of them don't... because they do), but there is just a different bond between me and this gal. She was the first adult doe I got to bring home and made me fall in love with the breed.
We got her right after her 2nd freshening and she started that year out at just 17 days fresh she produced 17 POUNDS of milk. This greatly contributed to her her earning her 2020 Elite status but as a NEW LaMancha owner (previously breeding Mini's) I wasn't accustomed to an extended lactation and had scheduled my life around just a few months of milking. We ended up drying her up after just 175 days as I was still getting used to the nutritional needs that LaManchas need. This was my fault, not hers.
Because that I prefer to adjust anything that I change in small increments, it took me some time to get the right ration for Taff. That is one contributing factor to why I didn't breed her until 2021 (although there are a few other factors as well).
I felt at the time that it was best to get maintenance rations and nutrition down before adding reproductive nutrition to the mix.
Nevertheless, we are SUPER excited to be expecting this season some Taff kids! I am really hopeful that my buck was able to get the job done (after a few failed attempts) - like I said she is a BIG doe. Unfortunately, IF she took they will be LATE season kids, which I usually don't do but I made an exception for this pairing because I DO NOT want to wait another season if I can avoid it!
Taff's Kidding History2022:
1 buck, 1 doe