Welcome to our farm!
We're glad that you found us on Openherd. Please take a look at our sales lists and enjoy learning more about our farm. We welcome your inquiries and questions!
We are Rick Daugherty and Carol Thayer, and we are located in the scenic COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE on 60 stunning acres rolling up to the foot of Mt Adams in the sunny Glenwood Valley. We opened a retail store about 20 minutes away in downtown Hood River, Oregon, and we have been floored by the constant reaction of the public to our magical end-products we so often take for granted! The world thinks we are sitting on a pot of gold with these animals -- because HEY!! WE ARE!!! We believe in the products we are breeding for -- and FINENESS is our main breeding goal and has been for 16 years, and it shows! The consistency of low microns, low CV's and SD's throughout our mid-sized herd is remarkable. We have bred girls for sale (not all are listed), Maidens, Mom and daughter packages, and incredible herd sires, proven and/or youngsters who are more advanced than the parents. Too many to list! We are pricing packages and many high-quality girls in keeping with this recession (not to be confused with less quality). Please call to discuss your breeding goals or thoughts on what you might be interested in with us and see what we have to meet your needs. Since over the years we have retained daughters and sons of some of our super-star dams, a tour of the farm and review of fleeces can give you a good idea of genetic performance of a lot of our herd (it is easy to see trends). Come see the Columbia Gorge!