Parcmawr Herd: Boers and Boer crosses

           In 1971 we bought Chieveley Serena and started breeding British Toggenburg type goats with the Prefix GONGOOZLER because we lived by the Grand Union Canal in Warwickshire.  ('Gongoozler' is a canal boatman's term for people who stand on the canalside watching the boats passing;  appropriate as we tethered the goats on the towpath).  The herd name changed to PARCMAWR when we moved to a smallholding of that name in West Wales.

Some pictures of successful BTs from previous years can be found here

                Being a bit middle-aged, I was beginning to think about reducing my goat numbers, but about ten years ago  I 'fell' into Boer goat breeding more by accident than design.  At the same time, I had one or two bits of bad luck with the BTs, so now I am concentrating on the Boers.

Some pictures of the early Parcmawr Boer cross breds can be found here

                Arusha came as a bit of a surprise, so we decided to try to breed "Kalahari Red" Boers. 

Some pictures of our red goats can be found here

                I still have one BT for our milk supply, so her kids are all Boer X British Toggenburg.  These make useful 'house' goats, having a good milk supply, but able to breed kids for the freezer or replacement milkers, depending on which type of male is used.   Castrated Boer X BT males make fine big animals.  In
2005 we bred a matching pair of these and I became inspired to try my hand at harness goats.

To read about our harness goats, go to the next page

Macriloda Benita and kids            picture of
            Donnybrook             Macriloda Jalna
 100%  Boers Macriloda Benita with kids Delius and Donnybrook (left) and Donnybrook as a goatling (centre) and Macriloda Jalna, a pure-Canadian-bred.

100% Boer buckling Elgar                     picture of
                  Gilgamesh                 Macriloda Hugh
100% stud males: Parcmawr Egar (left), Parcmawr Gilgamesh (centre) and Macriloda Hugh