*B Here Be Goats KUA Manhattan

Purebred chocolate sundgau with wattles, DOB: 01/2012

Linear Appraisal

  • 1-5 FS87 VEV
  • 2-5 FS87 VVV

Behind the Name

  • Named for the classic whiskey cocktail that dates back to the late 1800s. We thought the name fit perfectly considering his dark whiskey-brown color and his maternal line of Mai Tais and Martinis!

S: +*B Kastdemur’s Up & Atom
SS: +B Dagron Taipai’s Toronto
SSS: *B One Oake Hill Tumbleweed Taipai
SSD: SGCH Hogg’s Hideaway Casmira
SD: GCH Kastdemur’s Make7UpYours 3*M
SDS: *B Autumn Acres Talon’s Willoughby
SDD: GCH Kastdemur’s Seven-Up 2*M
D: SGCH Here Be Goats KTL Mai Tai 4*M
DS: +*B SG Kastdemur’s Tach Lach
DSS: *B Kastdemur’s Sting
DSD: SGCH Kastdemur’s Evian 3*M
2008 & 2009 ADGA National Champion
DD: GCH Here Be Goats Dutch Martini 3*M
DDS: ++*B GCH Me’s Ranch Dutch Belted
3x ADGA National Premier Sire
DDD: GCH FDF Pleasant Fields Match 2*M

We were starting to think about a new buck when we saw a random email and a month later, Manhattan was flying from sunny Florida to our home in often-rainy Washington.  He looked to be a handsome buckling and his mother looked exactly like the type of doe we breed for: big, tall, long, strong, dairy, productive, and, of course, white.   Taking a look further back to the sharpness of the Here Be Goats M-line, the style of the UpYours family, and the classic consistency of both the Casmira and Dutch Belted progeny–we felt like he might be the perfect mix of new blood and line-breeding in our herd, and we decided that we just couldn’t pass up this opportunity to give this young boy a try.  Still a young buck with lots of maturing to do, Manhattan excels in balancing strength of bone with dairy character, as well as width throughout, levelness over the topline while on the move, and smoothness of blending.  We also anticipate that he will bring back some of our characteristic large-frames as his sire Up & Atom is one of the tallest and longest bucks we have heard of.  We thank Kelley Hines for entrusting such a special little guy to us.

His first set of kids was of the ground in 2013 and another beautiful crop in 2014. Although we sold most of the doe kids (can’t keep them all!), we have heard back some glowing reports and seen many of them as yearlings out and about. They look great, extremely dairy, angular animals most still have great smoothness of blending.  The two kids we’ve kept are very stylish and eye-catching, with lots of width in the escutcheon and we are excited to see how they freshen. We would like to see a little more bone on his kids, but bred to the right doe we think Manhattan has a lot to offer.  In fact, at our local 2014 fair, Manhattan kids of other herds easily beat us in numerous classes including junior get of sire!

With more bucks than we can really make good use of and Manhattan semen in the tank, we made the hard decision to sell Manhattan in fall 2014. We were super happy to see that he made his way home to his mom Kelley at Here Be Goats in Florida. We really like the look of his kids and have been super impressed with their size and dairy strength.  Our one Manhattan doe freshened in 2016 with a beautiful rear udder and LOTS of milk, we’d like to see some more body capacity, but understand that she is currently putting it all into making milk.

Semen available, email for more information.