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MAPLESTONE LAMANCHAS

Breeding the best to the best and hoping for the rest

 

ABOUT MAPLESTONE LAMANCHAS

Welcome to MapleStone Farm, home of MapleStone LaManchas. Our small herd of purebred LaMancha dairy goats  is located in the foothills of the White Mountains. The love affair with dairy goats began in 1993 when several older does and kids were purchased as 4-H projects.

The primary goal for our herd is to have fun raising happy, healthy and productive dairy goats.  We test for CAEv, TB and Brucellosis and we have no history of CL on the farm.  All testing results are available upon request and on these pages. We practice a by the book CAEv prevention program with specially formulated milk replacer. The herd is vaccinated  every 12 months for Clostridia types C & D and tetanus as part of our proactive herd health plan. Does are given appropriate anthelmintics based on fecal testing results and season. Bo-Se  (selenium & vitamin E) injections and copper boluses are provided based on nutritional requirements assessed each year based on feed testing results.


Our goats are allowed acres of pasture and brows year round as well as access to free choice hay . All herd members are fed a mix of dairy pellet, whole grains and a commercially formulated balancing ration. Free choice minerals and sodium bicarbonate are also readily available. 

We strive for a balance of structural correctness and milk production in our does to maximize longevity. We feel this balance is essential as part of the management of our herd. We participate in the American Dairy Goat Association's Linear Appraisal program to help us to better assess the structural correctness of our herd. Our current average milking doe linear appraisal score is VG 88. We also participate in  the Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) milk test to monitor the production and composition of the milk our does produce. As an ADGA Plus Performance herd we highly value these programs and their ability to allow us to make the best choices when planning our breedings each fall.


In addition to DNA parentage verification, we have also have been testing for genetic variants of Alpha S1 Casein, a gene associated with higher milk solids and increased cheese yield. As testing continues we would like to produce only high variant (A/A, A/B, or B/B) LaManchas.

Kidding takes place each spring and we occasionally have surplus adults and kids available for sale. Please see our Breeding  and Facebook pages for more information.

We hope you enjoy our website, please check in often as more photos and information are added. If you have any questions please email us at info@maplestonelamanchas.com.

Dr. Taryn Pearson, BVMS
MapleStone Farm
Acton, ME

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BREEDING & SALES

Planned Breedings

DAM

20200


1. Glen-Mythos Oakrah

2. Glen-Mythos Pilou

3. Nestor Acres Tequila

4. MapleStone GB Candy Rhapper

5. MapleStone KLL Teater Totter

6. MapleStone Comet Callidoscope

7. MapleStone Comet Collision

8. South Fork LifeoftheParty

SIRE

2020

1. Open

2. Kastdemur's Loch Lomond

3. MapleStone Loch Ness

4. Kastdemur's Loch Lomond

5. Unknown

6. Kastdemur's Loch Lomond

7. MapleStone Loch Ness

8. Kastdemur's Loch Lomond

AVAILABLE KIDS

2021

Kids are listed for sale as they are available.

We have several colorful wethers available June 2021.


One dry yearling chocolate with frosting available $700

We have one doe in milk available. She has a teat that doesn't meet our standards and is offered as a home milker without papers. $350.00

 
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Sales Policy

Please Read Before Inquiring

MapleStone LaManchas Sales Policy


The MapleStone herd adheres to a strict quality control protocol. An animal must meet our standards for production, show and breeding soundness to carry our herdname. Any animal that does not meet those qualifications will not be sold or kept in the gene pool. This is part of how we function as responsible breeders. Honesty and integrity are of utmost importance to our herd and we wish the MapleStone herd name to be associated with a high level of quality and to be viewed as a progressive herd centered on the betterment of the LaMancha Dairy Goat breed.


We occasionally accept $100 deposits for preordered kids out of our proven does.  All animals sold go with a contract. Any testing must be completed before sale, once an animal leaves the farm all sales are final.  Any stock for sale will be advertised on our Facebook Page, MapleStone LaManchas and our website.

Purebred registered breeding stock is priced $400-$1800 to cover the costs involved in our breeding program and herd management.

 

THE HERD

Lovely LaManchas for Milk and Show

DOES

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Our LaManchas are bred to last. We breed medium sized does that are structurally correct enough to happily provide milk and lead healthy lives under good management.

BUCKS

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Our purchased and home bred sires are carefully selected based on DHIR, LA and type.

Sorry, we do not offer outside breeding services but occasionally offer straws for AI.

DRY STOCK

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Replacement doelings are selected from our top 5% of the kid crop each year.

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SENIOR DOES

Listed Oldest to Youngest

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GLEN-MYTHOS PILAU

DOB: 2/11/2017

Milker
LA:
Alpha S1 Casein: A/A
Sire: Glen-Mythos Ragnarok Ulfhildr (Ex 91)
Dam: Glen Mythos Krabisu (EX 92)


Pilau will be a first freshening 2 year old for 2019. This is a one of a kind doe, she is the result of many years of expert selection and breeding and a true achievement to which many aspire.

GLEN-MYTHOS OAKRAH

DOB: 1/8/2018

Milker
LA:
Alpha S1 Casein: A/E
Sire: Forrest-Pride LSA Sazerac
Dam: Glen Mythos  Paenei Rheutr (VG 89)


Oakrah will be a first freshening 2 year old for 2019. She is an easy keeping no worries kind of a girl, we love that about her.

MAPLESTONE SFC CALLIGRAPHY


DOB: 4/8/2019

Milker
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Alpha S1 Casein: A/A
Sire: South-Fork Hailey's Comet
Dam: Here Be Goats CC C-Quel (VG 89)

My favorite colorful doe of 2021 first fresheners. She is sweet and easy to milk as well. Many thanks to the herds behind her for making her existence possible!

MAPLESTONE GB CANDY RHAPPER

DOB: 3/10/2019

Milker
LA:
Alpha S1 Casein: A/A
Sire: Glen-Mythos Sling-Blade
Dam: MapleStone HC Rhapport


Special chocolate kiss that she is, this powerful doe is a keeper for years to come.

THE TM FREYJA

DOB: 04/05/2016

Milker

LA: 02-04 VEVV 86

      01-04 +VV+ 83

Alpha S-1 Casein:

Sire: Tiny Angels OH Mega

Dam: Humble Acres T Valhalla (VG 89)

Freyja was the first Nigerian Dwarf born on the farm. This blue eyed beauty was so pretty as a kid I could not help but retain her even though I was adamant that I was not keeping any Nigerian kids! She has grown to be an easy going, quiet milker who enjoys her job. It helps she produces and appraises well. The icing on the cake, as they say, is her eye catching pedigree to go with the skills. Her paternal granddam is CH Weedy Tavern Lilly.

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MAPLESTONE HC RHAPPORT

DOB: 3/19/2016

LA:

Alpha S1 Casein: A/A

Sire: Here Be Goats KA Close Caption

Dam: MapleStone BC Bohemianrhapsody

Rhapport had a lot of challenges growing up. She was an easy favorite of the 2016 kid crop being large, structurally correct and extremely personable. Of course she broke her leg as a kid and fell behind. She failed to maintain her first pregnancy and thus became a first freshening 3 year old... not ideal but we are no longer a commercial operation and we love her so here she stays.

HERE BE GOATS CC C-QUEL

DOB: 1/8/2015

5* Milker
LA: 3-04 87 VEVE
Alpha S1 Casein: A/F
Sire: Here Be Goats KUA Ceadown
Dam: Here Be Goats KFT Colette (EX 90)

CQuel arrived as an exciting first freshening yearling. She is tall, long and dairy. Her teat placement, rear udder height, fore and lateral attachments are hard to beat. We just love her super sweet personality. We look forward to watching her mature. Many thanks to Kelley Hines of Here Be Goats for sending us such a special doe!


DHIR Record: 2-02 165 2232 88 3.9% 73 3.3%

Show Record:

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DOB: 3/2/2014
LA: 03-05 VG 89 VVEV

      02-02 VG 88 E+EV
Alpha S1 Casein: F/F
Sire: Alder*Rose Ceviche
Dam: Here Be Goats Decisive Moment



Elaina is certainly impressive to look at with her superb general appearance and grandiose stature. Her udder literally milks down to nothing and has the softest texture. She is also an easy keeper. We are excited to add Elaina to the herd and will be eternally grateful to Here Be Goats and Lower Creek LaManchas for entrusting Elaina to us.  

DHIR Record: 3-00 269 2240 80 3.8% 75 3.4%

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MAPLESTONE BC BRASS QUARTET

DOB: 5/31/2011

2*Milker

LA: 5-02 VG 89 VEEV

Alpha S1 Casein: A/A

Sire: Blue-Lake Classic Carlo (Ex 90)

Dam: MapleStone Tuff Acquisition (VG 86)

Quartet is another powerhouse Clasic Carlo daughter. As a kid she was overshadowed by her half sisters, but we felt she would be the best of the 2011 doe kids given time to grow and mature. Quartet is smoothly blended with excellent body capacity, dairy strength and has superior feet and legs. She also has the highest rear udder in the barn with the width and attachments to go with it. She has been an excellent producer of components and we have also loved her doe kids and have kept a 2016 son to use. She has had limited showing due to work commitments but we hope to take her out more in the future.


DHIR Record: 2-09 283 2211 100 4.5% 74 3.3%

                      3-10 199 1466 102 7.0% 40 2.7%


Show Record: 1x CH, 1x RCH, 18th place 2011 ADGA National Jr. Kid

HUMBLE ACRES T VALHALLA

DOB: 06/14/2008

Milker

LA: 10-02 VEEE 89

       08-01 VEE+ 87

Alpha S-1 Casein:

Sire: Dragonfly SC Watercolor

Dam: Old Mountain Farm Callisto

Hally is our token old lady Nigerian Dwarf. She has resided in several herds over the years producing many quality offspring and finished champions.

 
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BUCKS

We like more bang for our buck

 

GLEN-MYTHOS SLING BLADE

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KASTDEMUR'S LOCH LOMOND

BUTTIN'HEADS TALL STICKY WILLY

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MAPLESTONE WAR PAINT

DRY STOCK

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REFERENCE ANIMALS

Gone but not forgotten.

 
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SGCH Blue-Lake RRES Cariena

DOB: 2/24/2003

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2*Milker

LA: 3-04 Ex 92 EEEE

Alpha S1 Casein: A/E

Sire: +*B Ryan's-Ridge WM Evening Star 

Dam: CH Drucken-Hanks D Catara


Many times BDIS/BU/BOB, Cariena was an amazing doe we are glad to have had here for her last remaining years with many thanks to Nestor Acres. She had a huge personality and adored people and coffee. She produced the 2006 ADGA Jr. National champion and was 4th place in her own class that year. We were fortunate to have a daughter and two sons here to carry on her legacy.


                     Sons

+*B Blue-Lake Classic Carlo

*B MapleStone Chrome Maker



                Show Record

16x Sr. GCH

18x BIS

11x BOB

3x RCH

 
 
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