Goat Spotlight: Bella

Goat Spotlight: Bella

Mar 10, 2023JACK RUDOLPH

Bella is a beautiful young doe who was born on the ranch on March 3, 2019. Her mom, Tigerlily (now retired) was one of the feistiest does we have ever had in the herd and held a very high ranking in the complex herd hierarchy.

Unlike her mother, Bella is a very mild-mannered, docile doe who seems to get along well with everyone.

Bella the goat

She seems to most enjoy quiet afternoons munching on grass with an occasional playful romp into the hills during one of the herd’s regular walks. She also loves to be in the first group up for milking in the morning, so uses her small size and agile nature to sneak up on the stand between the bigger, more experienced does.


While most of our other does are named after their goat mothers, Bella was named after her human mother - our 1st ever Cal Poly intern of the same name who helped bottle feed the kids and selected her favorite baby goat when we suggested we name one of the kids after her!

Earlier this month, on March 11 to be exact, Bella gave birth to two healthy kids - 1 buckling and 1 doeling.

Last kidding season, Bella also had two kids on March 13, 2022. Bella’s daughter was added to our milking herd this year, and most likely her daughter from this year's kidding season will also join the herd.

Bella and her babies

Bella is also one of our goats available for symbolic adoption through our Sponsor a Goat program.

The Sponsor a Goat program is a way for people to directly support our herd of goats and help offset some of the expenses with having so many animals on the property. We offer two sponsorship levels, both of which include quarterly email  updates on the herd, discounts on tours and access to behind-the-scenes content only for sponsors. Learn more and become Bella's sponsor today!


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