Know well the condition of your flocks,
{And} pay attention to your herds........
Proverbs 27


This is the aspect of goat keeping that we do not look forward to. In order to make room for some promising new kids from our current breedings, we have to make hard decisions every summer on who to keep, and which will move on to another herd. If you are looking for an immediate milk supply for your homestead or dairy, please let us know if one of our ladies may meet your needs. You will also find wonderful pet goats, as well as kids who show potential for as 4H and show prospects. Many of our does are top ten milkers as all of our goats come from the top milk and show lines in the country


When I get inquiries about purchasing goats I always ask this question first ~Why do you want to own goats? Which is always a good question to ask yourself as well. *smile* Of course there is no "wrong" answer ~ but your reason (s) will help ensure that the Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats you purchase from Joyful Hearts Farm will meet your specific needs and goals ~ whether it be showing, home dairying, acquiring new breeding stock, brush clearers, or as family pets.

At Joyful Hearts Farm we are very proud of our beautiful goats. Our breeding goals aim for correct little dairy goats that will be a pleasure to own, no matter what your goals may be.


We initially made a huge investment in acquiring the highest quality foundation animals. This is reflected by Milk Stars (for example: *D's and *S's and *B's that you see after the goats name); by high Linear Appraisal scores, Classification scores, show wins (MCH/ARMCH), etc. We purposely keep our herd very small so that each goat gets quality care and individual attention.


We have tested our herd annually since our first goats arrived in 2005 for CAE & CL via WADDL to ensure our buyers that our herd is disease free. We have a Licensed Vet draw the blood, so you can trust our test results to be accurate and true. We also back up our claims by providing whole herd test results to our buyers upon request. Our last testing was done April 2014 for CAE, CL, and Brucellosis ~ Negative for the 9th year in a row!!

We are available after your purchase to provide ongoing support.

In early summer we prepare each buck and doe for the upcoming breeding season. We do this by giving herbal, vitamin, and mineral supplementation. Prenatal care continues throughout pregnancy, and after kidding. We also carefully evaluate who each doe will be paired with in order to hopefully produce the most outstanding kids. Our does are then bred from late Summer through late Fall, with kids arriving early January through March. Once in awhile we will breed a couple of does for Fall kiddings. Check the kidding schedule for updates.

We dam raise our kids, but also combine bottle feeding whenever possible. This is producing hardy, healthy kids for us that are also people friendly. Read what others are saying about their Joyful Hearts dam raised kids! Buyer Testimonials . Our kids are put on an Herbal deworming and cocci protocol beginning at 2 weeks of age, as well as probiotics, and mineral supplementation prior to kids leaving our farm. We disbud and tattoo for you as well.

If you are thinking of starting out with these wonderful dwarf goats, or are looking to add some new genetics to your existing herd, please consider a Joyful Hearts goat or two! =)


Doe in Milk for Sale (has her dry legs, ADGA & AGS)

2 Jr Doelings For Sale

CAE/CL Negative herd (WADDL 2/14)


Summer Dayze at 14 months, just 2 weeks fresh, unposed (during LA)
Photo by Fern

Summer Dayze at 8 weeks old, Junior Grand Champion!
Photo's by Fern

Joyful Hearts P Summer Dayze
2014 LA: V+++ '85'

Dark Gold with Frosted Ears, splashes of white on her sides
DOB: 4.8.13 (Twin) Official Height 18 1/2" (Yearling)

1 x Junior Grand Champion (ADGA & AGS)
3 x 1st; June 1st, 2013, LVDGA Chino, CA




SIRE: Algedi Farm DJ Piper 2014 LA: EEE '90'
( +*B GCH Algedi Farm Drops of Jupiter *S LA EEE 91 x CH Algedi Farm D Capella LA: VEEE '90' E )

DAM: Gryphon POP Summer Thyme VV+A '82'
(Rosasharn AX Prince of Persia *B (deceased) *B < x Joyful Hearts GD Summer Sage 2*M;VVE+ '86')

ADGA Genetics

A last minute decision to show Dayze as a Junior Kid really paid off!! She was too young to be appraised at our Linear Appraisal in May, so I thought I would see what the judges would think of her at the Chino 3-ring show. Well, I think they liked her ~ Very much!! =) Dayze was first place in all 3 rings at the LVDGA show! She also picked up her dry leg in both ADGA and AGS, winning Grand Champion Junior Doe ~ at only 8 weeks of age!! She was up against Rejoice and our lovely Sweet Dreams, so she had stiff competition! I can't wait until Dayze freshens, and super excited to see more of Piper's daughters in 2014!!!

Going to be super picky where this little gal does ~ herds that are on milk test, participate in Linear Appraisal, and show homes given priority. Watch for Dayze in the show ring in 2015!

$650/bred~Sale Pending! Thanks KD!


Penelope, 10 weeks old
Photo by Fern

Pennie's dam, Joyful Hearts CB Beatrix, FF'er, 3 weeks fresh, 10 1/2 hours milk
Photo's by Fern

Joyful Hearts WC Penelope
2014 LA: (YS) 'Very Good'

Chocolate Buckskin with splashes of white
DOB: 3.30.14 (Quad)
ADGA Registered


SIRE: Trilogy Ranch JD White Cloud 2014 LA: VE+ '85'
(Alethia CTO Just Dew It *B; 2014 LA: VEE '88' x Alethia Como Confetti (3xGrChSr) )

DAM: Joyful Hearts CB Beatrix
(Dragonfly HLJ Celebration *S x Joyful Hearts DS Tiger Tracks 3*D; 2013 LA: VEEV '89'

Penelope is a lovely chocolate buckskin, with splashes of white. She is very elegant having excellent rear leg angulation, straight legs and tight toes, being long and stretchy. Penelope has great feet and legs, is very level, with a very good rump. Excellent general appearance and a real sweetheart. At her Linear Appraisal, at just 10 weeks old, she set herself up as you can see by her photo. At Linear Appraisal we are not allowed to touch anything but the collar while the appraiser is scoring the animal. Even the Appraiser said, oh my, look at her standing there so perfectly!! Penelope should be a natural in the show ring, if that is any indication! At just 8 weeks she already knew her name, and comes running and bouncing when you call her. She was initially dam raised, but after her dam was sold to a dairy, she became my bottle baby. She LOVES to sit in your lap ~ she will pretty much insist on it!! =)

Penelope has lots of milk production behind her. Her dam, Beatrix, milked 3.6#'s as a petite yearling first freshener on her first official milk test, and Beatrix' littermate sister, Adelaide, milked 3#'s on her first ADGA milk test! (and she only had a single!) I REALLY want to keep this doe, but unfortunately, I have to make cuts to keep my herd at a manageable number. Penny's granddam, Tiger Tracks "Tia", is the easiest doe in the herd to milk, and easily earned her diary star as well.

She can be shipped, pick up preferred. If I could keep this one, I would!! Herd that does Linear Appraisal/Milk Test/Show will be given preference. If she is still here in the Fall, she may be offered bred to the buck of my choice for an additional fee.

Penelope's ADGA Pedigree

$400~Sale Pending! thanks IL!


I may be offering a Jr Buck for sale late Fall ~ Joyful Hearts P Kealoha ~ Check back in November/December '14

We do sometimes offer a mature buck when he no longer fits into our breeding program, or if we need to downsize our herd. If you are interested in any of our current bucks, we suggest reserving a 2015 buck kid!
We only offer bucks from outstanding mammaries. Bucks kids offered for sale that do not end up selling may be retained for our own breeding program and offered for sale at a later date for a higher price once they are proven herd sires.

Sorry ~ our wethers are Sold Out for 2014! Check back Winter 2015! Or reserve one today!

Wethers make the BEST pets ~ as well as making wonderful companions for a doe or buck. They also make excellent weeders!!
Note: We do not sell single goats unless you already have another goat as a companion! )

All of our wethers are sold as Bottle Babies, unless weaned at time of sale. Each baby wether will be disbudded (unless polled), given their first BoSe shot at 1 month old; hooves trimmed at 1 month of age. Health Information, Baby Bottle/Pritchard Nipple (if purchasing a bottle baby) & a Care Sheet will also accompany your new babies!

Also, check out our Kidding Schedule

Bucks | Senior Does | Junior Does
| First Fresheners | Reference Bucks | Reference Does
Kidding Schedule | Buyer Testimonials |

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