Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Custom-made ornaments will add special touch to Christmas tree

Ornaments with the images of ECR Rusty (left) and Iron Horse were
handcrafted from the photos on the catalog cover, pictured here.

A closeup of the Rusty ornament. The image is engraved
on a gourd then hand-painted.

While visiting one of the vendor booths at last month’s Cream of the Crop Kiko sale in Corydon, Ind., I noticed a display of Christmas ornaments engraved with goat artwork. One particular ornament really caught my attention because it looked just like my buck ECR Rusty. As I looked closer, I discovered it was Rusty! And there next to it was an ornament decorated with another famous Kiko buck, Iron Horse. 

I soon learned that the ornaments had been engraved by Pam Jones of Legacy Keepers Farm in Hazleton, Ind. She had used the cover of the Cream of the Crop catalog as a guide for duplicating the likenesses of the two bucks. Pam was recovering from surgery and was not able to be there, but her table was well-manned by her energetic daughter Jaime. 

After the sale was over and she was packing up, Jaime presented me with the Rusty ornament as a gift and also gave Dave and Linda Sparks the Iron Horse ornament. I guarantee these ornaments will have permanent spots on our Christmas trees. 

Pam custom makes these ornaments, working from a photo of your goat or other animal and charges only $20. She has a variety of other handmade items available. Pam says there is still plenty of time before Christmas if anyone would like to place an order. She can be contacted at home 812-784-4104 or cell 812-385-6877. Her website is

Monday, September 29, 2014

ECR consignments to 2014 Cream of the Crop sale

The Cream of the Crop Kiko production sale will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Corydon, Ind. These are the top consignments from Egypt Creek Ranch. A complete catalog and list of activities can be seen at I can be reached by e-mail at or call/text 662-519-9697, if you have questions. We hope you can make it to the sale, but if you can't, phone bids are welcomed. Contact me and I will arrange for someone to help you bid. We will also help make arrangements for delivery. Learn more about our Kiko operation at All of our Kikos are registered with the NKR; learn more at

LOT #8 -- BBM Vicky T728

BBM Vicky sells bred to our TAY Onyx son, 
BBM Hanky Panky's Y266, pictured with her below.

LOT #32 -- BBM Kylie

Perfect genetic combination: Rusty and Nick on top and Sports Kat on the bottom.

LOT #33 -- BBM Kitty

Twin sister to Lot #32.

LOT #58 -- ECR Damon

Proven genetics. Double-bred Onyx on top.
Dam is Sports Kat x ECR Gloria.

LOT #59 -- ECR Axel

Solid black. Solid muscle. Solid genetics.

LOT #96 -- ECR Hallee #392 (Substitute)

50% Kiko doeling.

LOT #117 -- ECR Madee #2

50% Kiko doeling.