It is with the heaviest of hearts that I share this sad news. Our dear, sweet boy Jose passed away Thursday morning. This was unexpected, and has come as a shock to my family. He passed due to unknown causes.
Jose arrived to me in 2012 as a young buckling imported from New Mexico. He very quickly won over all of my families hearts with his sweet temperament and silly antics. In 2015 Jose competed at the Buck Show in Delta, ON and won Grand Champion Nigerian Dwarf Buck in 3 out of 4 rings. His son beat him in the 3rd ring that year. Jose became the first Nigerian Dwarf Buck in Canada to become a finished Champion.
As most people that come to the farm do not interact with the breeding males, you may not know Jose, but through his children that live within our main herd you may know him well. Argus, Honeynut, Legolas, Nymphadora, Remis, Ron, Hermione, Jorah and Arya, all have parts of those great qualities he possessed.
Jose was a very vocal boy who always had something to say. It is his voice that I will miss the most in the barn. Rest in Peace Jose. I hope that wherever you are now, the clover is abundant, the sun is always shining and you can spend your days chasing the ladies though the meadows.