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! =)

$25 Discount for any Joyful Hearts goats that go to proven ADGA Linear Appraising, show, and/or DHIR 305 herds.
$100 discount to a buyer who participates in all three.


Breeze, 11 months (pregnant)

Ocean as a baby, 2014

Photo's by Fern

Joyful Hearts WC Ocean Breeze V+V "VG"

Buckskin with white poll
DOB: 5.28.14 (Twin)


SIRE: Trilogy Ranch JD White Cloud VEV '87'
(Alethia CTO Just Dew It *B; 2014 LA: VEE '88' x Alethia Como Confetti (3xGrChSr) )

DAM: Joyful Hearts P Summer Dayze; 2014 LA: V+++ '85'; (1xJrGrCh)
(Algedi Farm DJ Piper EEE '90' x Gryphon POP Summer Thyme

Ocean's ADGA Pedigree

Beautiful general appearance. Ocean has a very good shoulder assembly, level topline and very level rump (scored Very Good in rump), beautiful head, extremely correct feet and good legs (she does toe out slightly). I am not sure why she is shy (not wild) as she was partially bottle raised, so it's just her temperment, but she is very sweet and loves her pets and treats. She is pregnant, so I'm having more time to work one on one with her and train her to the milk stand. She is a very small doe, so no chance of ever going over the height limit. She is 19 1/2 " at a year old. Ocean Breeze is line bred on the late, great +*B GCH Algedi Farm Drops of Jupiter *S LA EEE 91. Her dam, Dayze, milked 3#'s of milk at 45 days fresh as a very small yearling first freshener. Dazye was a pleasure to milk, having nice sized teats, open orifices and butter soft udder. Dayze was appraised just 2 weeks fresh, but still received a VG '85' appraisal score. Excellent milk potential in an adorable chocolate buckskin package!!

Ocean has been confirmed pregnant via Ultrasound!! She is due June 18th. She is bred to Alethia SHH Worth Repeating *B, for a line breeding on Jupiter and Honey Dew!

Babies Pedigree

$600 ~ Sale Pending


Joy, less than a week old

Joy, 4 weeks old
Photo's by Fern

Joyful Hearts KR Joyful Noise
YS: V++ 'Very Good'

Gold with heavy white overlay
DOB: 1.6.15 (Triplet)


SIRE: Algedi Farm CK Kinetic Riptide 2014 LA: V++ '84'
(Algedi Farm SS Captain Kid *S LA EEE 91 x CH Algedi Farm DJ Splash O' Honey LA: VEEE '90' E)

DAM: Alethia DJ Rejoice *D; 2014 LA: V+V+ '84' (2 x RsGrCh)
(CH Algedi Farm H Drops of Jupiter *S LA EEE 91 x Alethia Como Confetti (SGCH/MCH Algedi Farm DJ Honey Dew daughter) )

Joy's ADGA Pedigree

Joy caught my eye right from the start, with an extremely level topline, wide stance, very good legs and feet and very good shoulder assembly. Joy was dam raised but both her and her sister are VERY friendly. Joy is tightly linebred on the famous +*B GCH Algedi Farm Drops of Jupiter *S LA EEE 91. She reminds me so much of her dam, Rejoice, who always stands at the front of the line in every show she has attended, has 2 Reserve Grand Champion awards, and has earned her AGS Dairy Star designation as a 2nd freshener.

$600~Sale Pending (DH~WA)

Melody, almost 4 months old

Melody, 9 weeks old
Photo by Fern

Joyful Hearts KR Joyous Melody

Gold, with random white and blue eyes
DOB: 1.6.15 (Triplet)


SIRE: Algedi Farm CK Kinetic Riptide 2014 LA: V++ '84'
(Algedi Farm SS Captain Kid *S LA EEE 91 x CH Algedi Farm DJ Splash O' Honey LA: VEEE '90' E)

DAM: Alethia DJ Rejoice *D; 2014 LA: V+V+ '84' (2 x RsGrCh)
(CH Algedi Farm H Drops of Jupiter *S LA EEE 91 x Alethia Como Confetti (SGCH/MCH Algedi Farm DJ Honey Dew daughter) )

Melody's ADGA Pedigree

This little doe is a real looker, extremely long bodied, level, blue eyed and VERY sweet. Strong pedigree behind her

$600~Sale Pending


Cloudy as a yearling; Photo by Fern

Bottom photo courtesy of Trilogy Ranch

Cloudy's Maternal and Paternal GrandDam: SGCH/MCH Algedi Farm DJ Honey Dew 1*M; LA: EEEE '91' (deceased)
Photo Credit: Alethia Homestead, pictured as a 3rd freshener

Alethia Como Confetti, Cloudy's dam
Photo Courtesy of Siena of Alethia Homestead

Trilogy Ranch JD White Cloud VEV '87'

DOB: 4.8.13
Black with heavy white overlay

Height: 22 1/4"


SIRE: *B Alethia CTO Just Dew It VEE '88'
( *B Roshasharn BB Cento *S x SGCH/MCH Algedi Farm DJ Honey Dew 1*M; LA: EEEE '91')

DAM: Alethia Como Confetti (3xGrChSr)
(CH Mystiques BN Como LA: V+E '88'(6.04) x SGCH/MCH Algedi Farm DJ Honey Dew 1*M; LA: EEEE '91' deceased)

ADGA Genetics

Cloudy is heavily linebred on the most well known Nigerian Dwarf doe of all time, SGCH/MCH Algedi Farm DJ Honey Dew 1*M; LA: EEEE '91' (sadly recently deceased). Honey Dew has proven herself to excel in the milk pail, as well as the show ring, with five Best Doe In Show wins, 10 Best Of Breed wins, and 8 times Sr. Grand Champion doe, as well as having one of the highest Linear Appraisal scores in the Nigerian Dwarf breed! I am hoping that Cloudy will pass along some of Honey Dew's greatness!!

His first daughter will be freshening in late May '15!

Cloudy was appraised as a yearling and his strongest assets were that he has an Excellent back, Excellent Dairy Strength, scored Very Good in his rump, feet, rear legs, and Very Good in shoulder assembly. Good plus head, and good plus front legs. He is smoothly blended, with tight shoulders, and long bodied, with a level topline, wide rib spacing, and beautiful general appearance. Cloudy is also loaded with lots of Superior Milk Genetic Awards in his pedigree.

Don't miss out on this outstanding and well bred buck! He is a very sweet boy, and easy to handle and has beautiful kids on the ground. His first daughter, Joyful Hearts WC Promise is due to kid in early June.

$750~Sale Pending

Finley, 4 months old
Photo's by Fern

Finley's GranddamMCH/CH Jobi Lacie *D LA: VEEE '90' E

Finley's Dam, Joyful Hearts DS Tiger Tracks 1*M; 3*D; 2013 LA: VEEV '89' 3rd freshener, 18 days fresh, 11 hour fill
Photo's by Fern

Joyful Hearts KR Finley
2015 LA (YS): V Ec V "Very Good"

DOB: 1.3.15



SIRE: Algedi Farm CK Kinetic Riptide 2014 LA: V++ '84'
(Algedi Farm SS Captain Kid *S LA EEE 91 x CH Algedi Farm DJ Splash O' Honey LA: VEEE '90' E)

DAM: Joyful Hearts DS Tiger Tracks 1*M; 3*D; VEEE '90'
(*B Rosasharn Dakota Skipper *S LA VVE '88' x Joyful Hearts CAVMaile 2*D, LA: VEVV '86')

Finley's Pedigree

Finley is a very stylish buckling, dripping with dairy character and excellent general appearance, with very good feet and legs, an extremely level topline (scored Extremely Correct in Back), and a gorgeous chamoise. If you want MILK, long lactations, soft udder texture, and large teats, as well as strong general appearance, who will add dairyness, this is your boy! His coloring is icing on the cake. A gorgeous chamoise with some white, Finley should make someone a wonderful Jr herdsire, being LONG and dairy. I would prefer to Lease him out to the right party!

His dam, Tia milked 5#'s of milk on her One Day Milking Competition with AGS & ADGA!!! At appraisal last year, Tia's appraiser said she was "that close" to getting an E on her mammary. Hopefully this summer, when she turns 5 yrs old, she will! She scored VEEV '89' under one of the toughest appraisers last year, but this last appraisal she was in one of her "moods". She loves to tuck her rump when she gets nervous, and unfortunately, she did just that and the appraiser marked her down for GA, which I did not agree with at all. ** UPDATE: Tia looks stunning as a 5 year old, and got an E in Mammary, and E in dairy strength, and an E in body capacity, and an E in front legs. She just keeps getting better and better with age, proving this boy has it all!

Riptide's pedigree speaks for itself, being heavily line bred on the gorgeous CH Algedi Farm DJ Splash O' Honey LA: VEEE '90' E, who is littermate sister to the amazing Honey Dew, a legend in the ND breed!!

Would prefer to lease him rather than sell him. Clean herds only need apply and who have similar management practices than myself. Thank you!

Finley's GrandDam Algedi Farm DJ Splash O' Honey's 2nd freshening

Finley's Aunt (Splash's littermate sister) SGCH/MCH Algedi Farm DJ Honey Dew 1*M, EEEE 91
Udder Photo's courtesy of Algedi Farm

Available for Lease or Sale $600

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 2016 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.

We currently do not have any pet wethers for sale ~ however we have one more doe due to kid in late May ~ Please email to be on a waiting list (free reservation)

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

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