Rafter O at Cordova Creek - Mini Nubian Dairy Goats - Canyon Lake, Texas

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Welcome to Our
Mini Nubian Farm

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We breed high quality
Mini Nubians

We are a small operation that prides ourselves on raising wonderful, healthy miniature dairy goats to join your family homestead and provide you with plenty of rich, sweet milk.

Herd health is our top priority.  Rafter O goats are tested annually for CAE, CL, Johne’s, Q-fever, and Brucellosis.  The entire Rafter O herd is also G6S normal.

Our Mini Nubians are mostly 4th, 5th, and 6th generation, but we have brought in a 1st generation and full Nubian to work on more diversity and bloodlines in the Mini Nubians.   They are registered with the Miniature Dairy Goat Association and the American Dairy Goat Association.

Our goal is to provide kids with great milk lines, good conformation, excellent Nubian traits, and friendly!  Rafter O Mini Nubian kids are so people-oriented..sometimes I wonder if they know they are goats!

why our mini nubians are so good

Raised without Compromise

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how it was

Our Farm History

     In April, my dream to own land and live in the country became a reality when we purchased our homestead which would become the Rafter O at Cordova Creek.  Situated on 10 acres in Canyon Lake, Texas, the farm backs up to Cordova Creek….which is dry most of the time!

     I always knew I wanted to raise dairy goats but it was just a matter of deciding which breed.  The long ears of the Nubians captivated me, but I did not like their big size.  While researching, I came across the Mini Nubian which is just what we wanted!  Perfection!

     Our doe barn was completed, and in April, we came home with our first three Mini Nubians…Kandi, Molly, and Pixie.  In May, Zoe, our first Livestock Guardian Dog joined us from Colorado.  In the Fall, the buck barn was completed, and Elvin and Parker became our first Mini Nubian herd sires.  In October, Zeke, a 12-week old Maremma puppy from Coonridge Dairy in New Mexico, joined the farm.

     Kandi started our first kidding season with a bang…quadruplets!  Pixie followed with twin doelings, and Molly had triplets.  We retained June Bug…the only doeling from Kandi’s quads.

      We decided to name our Mini Nubian kids after things that are native to the Rafter O.  This year’s kid crop had the following names: Red Bud, June Bug, Chipping Sparrow, Persimmon, Mountain Laurel, Bear Grass, Oriole, Honeycomb, and Rain Lily.

     In the spring, we had two sets of triplets out of Kandi and Pixie.  The Mini Nubian kids this year were: Agarita, Cottontail, Mud Dauber, Tarantula, Coyote, and Black-footed Daisy. 

     Tilly, Luna, and Indy joined the herd in late Spring, and Clair came to us from Washington in late summer.  Parker bred June Bug and went to his new home in October.

     June Bug kicked off the 2018 kidding season with a beautiful single buckling, and Pixie followed with a set of quadruplets.  Luna and Tilly freshened in April with twins.  The Mini Nubian kids this year were Ashe Juniper, Evening Primrose, White Skipper, Prickly Pear, Cedar Elm, Callisto, Ariel, Millipede, and Chuck-Wills Widow. 

     Memphis Blue joined the farm in June from Rite Choice Dairy in Florida.  In October, Juliet flew in from Los Angeles from Green Eggers Farm, and Elvin left to spread his seeds elsewhere.

     The Rafter O had an excellent crop of Mini Nubian kids this year!    June Bug had her single doeling followed by Tilly with her triplets.  Pixie, again, blessed us with quadruplets, and Clair had an easy first freshening with twins.  Luna closed out with two bucklings.  The 12 kid names this year were Doodlebug, Skunk, Chickadee, Raccoon, Sweet Pea, Dewberry, Fox Squirrel, Rufous Hummingbird, Lesser Goldfinch, Four Leaf Clover, Copperhead, and Red Admiral.

      We are retaining three Mini Nubian doelings – Doodlebug, Foxy, and Clover.  These three doelings have excellent milk lines and great conformation.  We are excited that they are the future of our Rafter O Mini Nubian herd!

testimonials

A Few Words from
Our Mini Nubian Families

“I love my Rafter O goats! I am a repeat customer. I find Kerry’s stock to be high quality, very friendly, healthy and Kerry is extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with. I purchased a buck from her that has consistently produced gorgeous, healthy, correct offspring. I recently purchased a doeling from her and I can not wait to see what she produces as well.”

Chip and Callie’s Mom

Chip and Callie’s Mom

“Kerry at the Rafter O has been wonderful and tremendously helpful to me this past year as I began my adventure with Mini Nubians! I bought a beautiful buckling out of Junebug and while I was there picking him up, I fell in love with a doeling who was just so pretty and sweet, I couldn’t resist! I am very pleased with both of my kids. They are healthy, friendly and have some great genetics. Thank you so much Kerry, for selling me your quality goats and answering all of my many questions!! “

Ashe and Skipper’s Mom

Ashe and Skipper’s Mom

“In my opinion, you can’t find any better goats than Rafter O at Cordova Creek!
I have 3 to show for it!  This year was Millie. She’s a cross between goat, dog, and deer. Sweetest little girl💕.
She was raised with pure love, and I was lucky enough to get her.  Kerry’s goats are the best!
She does a fantastic job on their health records, something very helpful to have.
In the short time I’ve known Kerry, she’s always been so knowledgeable, helpful and always willing to share her experience and knowledge with me.  She really cares and loves her goats.
As for Miss Millie,…She is the perfect pet. I love her to pieces. She’s spoiled rotten and I love it. I didn’t know a goat would cuddle up to a person like she does! Everywhere I go Millie goes. She doesn’t know she’s a goat.  I don’t have children, but Kerry’s goats would be the perfect pet for children.
My goats have all been so gentle and sweet from being raised with the love Kerry gives them. She makes the difference in their personalities towards people.  My goats had 2 babies this year and they didn’t turn out to be as sweet as Kerry’s.
Anybody who wants a Great Mini Nubian, go see Kerry at Rafter O at Cordova Creek! You’ll be very happy you did!!
Thank you so very much, Kerry!”

Laurel, Lily, and Millie’s Mom

Laurel, Lily, and Millie’s Mom

“I purchased 2 of the absolute sweetest doelings from Rafter O! Had them brought all the way to PA and it was one of the easiest transactions. Kerry had everything ready and was very accommodating to myself and my hauler. Would definitely recommend them..and may just purchase more of their beauties in the future 😘”

Prim and Ariel’s Mom

Prim and Ariel’s Mom

“We bought two does from Rafter O two years ago to start our herd. Detailed health records were provided for each goat and Kerry was helpful in answering all our questions as first-time goat owners. Molly and Honeycomb were disease-free and very friendly to people. Rafter O Honeycomb is a beautiful doe that our whole family loves to milk. Her teats are fantastic and her milk is rich. Kerry went above and beyond in providing us support. She has been a reliable resource and trusted friend as we continue to work with her on improving our herd and providing our family with delicious goat milk.”

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