The Cariadfach Herd of Pedigree British Toggenburg Goats is proud to boast three excellent, vigorous Stud Males at the helm; ensuring a natural genetic diversity stemming from the finest bloodlines historically available: Sires from the highly-respected, Champion herds of Hetherton, Monach and Rouval British Toggenburg Goats.
Our Senior Stud Male is the handsome Hetherton Merson, from respected judge & breeder David Brace’s wonderful herd of champion pedigree British Toggenburg goats. Specially selected to complement our Foundation Herd of ladies from Monach Farm, Merson arrived on 7th September 2006 as a wide-eyed innocent of only 7 months old. However he soon settled down to the job in hand (or is that hoof?!); & was introduced to a small group of goatlings almost immediately. Since his introduction to his foundation “harem” he has expanded his “oat-sowing” and produced us some stunning kids – both male and female; with robust young boys and exceptionally pretty girls who have since gone on to become wonderful Mums & great milkers, themselves.
Our other two “working” Stud Males, introduced in November 2010 to enrich and diversify our expanding herd’s bloodlines, are Rouval Andreu and Monach Falstaff; hence for the 2010/11 season we have given Merson a “sabbatical” after wrenching a fetlock just prior to the breeding season (thankfully it completely healed but we didn’t want to take any chances with our Lovely Lad!).
“Second-in-Command” Andreu has taken charge of the Senior Milkforce, this season; whilst “Junior Officer” Falstaff has been in charge (or rather biffed around by) the younger Ladies – but soon wooed them with his “fine wines and Belgian chocolates” technique! We look forward for the undoubtedly excellent results…