FoxDog Stampede: The Wethers

Wethers are awesome. All the goodness (that means non-smelly-stickiness) of a doe, none of the troubles (going into heat, pregnancy, babies, milking) of a doe. Wethers can be incredible companion animals; they can be trained to pull carts. They make great brush eaters and land clearers. Some wethers tend to watch over their fellow goats like a guardian. They are wonderful friends to humans and goats and other animals that are good to them!

FoxDog Stampede Harold Godwinson

  • Color: brown to red brown with white frosting, white spots, belly band, polled
  • Date of Birth: 10 April 2019
  • Dam: FoxDog Stampede Poppy
  • Sire: AJUD Shekel
  • Comments: Harold is the son of the doe Poppy, who is amazingly smart and well tempered. He inherited all of that. His brother, Alfred, had to be bottle fed. Harold watched this, and brought himself around to be tamed, to sample a bit of the bottle, to learn to be a human goat. He's very tame, very sweet, just like his mother. And so, he has earned a home at FoxDog.
Harold has a goal and he is gonna achieve it!
Yep, a goal, Harold has a goal!
Gonna turn into a slide down the compost heap at any second...

FoxDog Stampede Coal

  • Color: black with huge white topknot, golden eyes
  • Date of Birth: 30 Dec 2015
  • Dam: FoxDog Stampede Cherry
  • Sire: AJUD Shekel
  • Comments: Coal is a sweet, mild-manner cutie. He is very even-tempered and not at all uppity. He is naturally polled. His personality and coloring are like one of our departed, much beloved, first goats, Travis. So Coal remains as a kid babysitter, general overseer and self appointed 'what is that you have in your hands?' determiner.
3-4 months old, Coal is going about his business.
Coal about 2 months old. He is making sure I'm not doing anything bad!
Just a day or two old, with his sister Blondie.

FoxDog Stampede Snapdragon

  • Color: dark brown agouti
  • Date of Birth: 4 June 2017
  • Dam: FoxDog Stampede Florence
  • Sire: AJUD Shekel
  • Comments: Snapdragon is one of Florence's last kids. He is smart, and is very friendly with those that treat him right. He's also very nice looking. Like most wethers from FoxDog, he is a fairly large goat (for a Nigerian Dwarf), nevertheless, he has good manners! Snapdragon is Lily's brother, and guards her well!
SnapDragon at a year or so old. He's quite handsome!

FoxDog Stampede Bandersnatch

  • Color: black and brown agouti with liberal white spotting. He's a very good looking lad.
  • Date of Birth: 18 April 2014
  • Dam: FoxDog Stampede Moonshadow
  • Sire: Poppy Patch FM Casanova
  • Comments: Bandersnatch was an only child. This shows in his size and his original bearing. After being a bit of a snot as a kid, he's become quite the gentleman. He is a very good looking, with at least 3 colors on him. He is a good goat, but wary of people at times.
Bandersnatch in 2016, he's a handsome lad!
Bandersnatch and Broccoli in 2016.
About a month old.
Bandersnatch in back, Alice in front. He is about 3 or 4 months old here.
A year old, doing what Bandersnatches do best, Scratching!

FoxDog Stampede Cas Broccoli

  • Color: light brown, white, black buckskin/agouti
  • Date of Birth: 10 March 2013
  • Dam: FoxDog Stampede Florence
  • Sire: Poppy Patch FM Casanova
  • Comments: This is a nicely sized strong wether with the potential to be very friendly and loving. He has some impressive, dulled horns and a nice coloring. He is a bit simple minded. Because of his simple mindedness he has gotten himself into a few predicaments (ask him about the electric netting, or about getting stuck in fences, or about locking his head in a pallet) and so is very cautious right now. Only recently, as he's turned 10 years old, has he let his caution about some humans subside and become calm and friendly.
I'm a Cutie!
The cute! It burns!

FoxDog Stampede Edward III

  • Color: Almost completely black. He's lovely, big, strong!
  • Date of Birth: 26 Mar 2019
  • Dam: FoxDog Stampede Maggie
  • Sire: AJUD Shekel ('Stinky')
  • Comments: Edward is a big, strong lad with a quiet personality. He likes treats and scratches and lording it over the other goats, at times. But he's also protective and friendly. And very, very shiny!

FoxDog Stampede Henry II

  • Color: black with white top knot, white back toe, bit of a belly band. Polled. He's strong and fit, just like his brother Edward III.
  • Date of Birth: 26 Mar 2019
  • Dam: FoxDog Stampede Maggie
  • Sire: AJUD Shekel ('Stinky')
  • Comments: Henry, or 'Henri' (say it with a fake French accent, or a real one!) as he likes to be called, is a little devil. He's smart, courageous and loves to push the limits. He is friendly to those he trusts, and with his brother, Edward, tends to rule the doe and wether herd.
Henry eating minerals. Yummy!
Henry is resting after a good meal of grain and minerals.

FoxDog Stampede Aethelstan

  • Color: light agouti, head spots.
  • Date of Birth: 17 May 2019
  • Dam: FoxDog Stampede TweedleDee
  • Sire: FoxDog Stampede Ozzie Osbourne
  • Comments: Aethelstan was another Momma's boy after he was born, but he also really liked and likes his herd-mates. He's a bit of a quiet character but can be relied upon to protect and help the other goats.

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