Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in our stock.  For over twenty-five years we have maintained a small herd of outstanding Alpine dairy goats on our ranch in the redwoods of northern California.  The herd is the result of a strict culling program and is limited to eight milking does.   

Our animals are long-lived, and productive.  We breed for structurally correct, smoothly blended does with capacious, exceptional mammary systems.  In addition to striving for excellent individuals, we require that our animals consistently reproduce their qualities.  This has resulted in highly successful doe lines that produce champion progeny for generations.

Our does are known for their productivity and are in many dairies throughout the state. The herd is closed with the exception of bucks purchased or leased to breed to our does.  We do not board; our animals are CAE and abscess free. 

Our 2010 show season, though limited, was quite successful. Our does won Junior and Senior Champion Alpine at our three major fair shows: the California State Fair, Sonoma County Fair, and Mendocino County Fair. Winsome was Best-Of-Breed at two REDGA shows and Best-In-Show at one; YesSiree finished her championship as a first freshening two year old. Overall, our does won 16 grand championships or best-of-breeds and 4 best-in-shows. 

2010 also found our does milking extremely well, with several animals making potential top-ten records. We are proud that Raison, Swing, and Sine were in the Top Ten for 2009. 

2009 was an exciting and rewarding year. We attended only four shows: The 2009 ADGA National Show, California State Fair, Sonoma County Fair, and the Mendocino County Fair. At Nationals our does won 4 individual classes; Zinger was Reserve National Junior Champion and Sine Qua Non was Reserve National Grand Champion and Reserve Best Alpine Udder. Swing Dancer was Total Performer. Following Nationals, Sine won Grand Champion and Best Udder at the Sonoma County and California State Fairs, while Zephr was Grand Champion Junior at Sonoma and Zinger was Grand Champion and Best-In-Show Junior at State. We finished the show year with Winsome completing her championship at the Mendocino County Fair, where she was also Best Alpine Udder; Yoko won the Junior Alpine show. Our does also compiled outstanding production records this year, and we were pleased that in the ADGA Top Ten our small herd had the #1 (Tambourine), #2 (Swing) and #8 (Voodoo) does in milk production, #4 (Swing) and #5 (Tambourine) in butterfat, and #1 (Swing), #2 (Tambourine) and #4 (Sine) in protein. Most important, animals we sold and their progeny did extremely well this year; we are pleased that Shining-Moon Alpines are proving their abilities in other herds.

To reserve a kid, we require a $100 deposit. Our size constraints also make it imperative that we sell many show-quality kids or milking does we would rather keep. Therefore, nearly all buck kids, and many does will be offered for sale.  However, we do reserve the right to decide not to offer any kid born, so we urge you to make both a first and second choice.  If we cannot fill your order, your deposit will be returned.  Prices do not include a $75 delivery charge to the San Francisco airport, shipping, or health certificate fees.  We ship between 2-6 weeks of age. On any buck kid, we reserve the option to purchase up to 20 units of semen for the cost of collection.

If you are looking for an excellent herdsire or a top show doe who is also productive, we think you would do well to consider an animal from Shining Moon Ranch. 

Sincerely,

The Colfax Family

 

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