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How much milk does a Purebred Lamancha give per day?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by MrsCountryChick, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Oct 26, 2009
    MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Ridin' The Range

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    I have yet to have my Registered Lamancha kid but was wondering what experience anyone has had with their Purebred Lamancha's producing?. I know it differs from goat to goat, but I was wondering how much less milk than I can expect Vs my Registered Saanen.?

    I'm wondering if it would take 2 of my Lamancha girls in milk to equal the milk of my Saanen?
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    Roll farms

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    Unless you have a LaMancha from the worst milking line in history, you should get comparable amounts, maybe only pints less.
    If you have the best milking lines, she may outdo your Saanen.

    DAIRY goats *should* all produce around the same amount, Nubs being on the slightly less side, Saanen on the slightly more side.

    BUT...that depends on the lines they're from. Some folks care about pretty udders and ribbons, some folks care about putting it in the bucket, and few does can do both.
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    kimmyh

    kimmyh Overrun with beasties

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    I agree, their production is determined by genetics and feed. Over all knowing how much milk the LaMancha will produce is like asking what the mileage is for a 1999 Ford Escort. The answer will be all over the map.
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    no nonsense

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    Exactly. It's like asking how much an adult man will weigh. Impossible to answer accurately, given all the possible variables.
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    MrsCountryChick

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    I was just curious being as our Lamancha Does are are a little shorter in height & length. & our Saanen just seems like a Moose compared to their more streamlined slightly smaller Lamancha bodies. But my Saanen is older & kidded twice before, where my Lamancha Does all but 1 will be 1st fresheners.
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    'Nother thing...The fact that they're registered won't put milk in the bucket.
    I've got an unregistered Saanen x Nubian who outdoes everyone here, Nubs, Obs, Toggs, etc.
    You can literally register any kid out of any registered sire. That does not mean it SHOULD be registered, is worth breeding, or will make it a good milker.
    I've seen registered animals of every species that should have been culled. A lot of folks hear "registered" and ASSume it means "good".

    Judge the GOAT and how it performs, not the papers, b/c the goats can't read them.
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    lilhill

    lilhill Loving the herd life

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    MrsCountryChick

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    I was 'mentioning' they were registered just so in my posting as to say I was comparing an average milk from two different sized Dairy animals....
    (that I don't have a NonMilking breed milking mixed in like a Pygmy or Boar goat.)

    & Yes mixes are Wonderful too,...... MissPrissy has Saanen/Nubian Crosses that are GREAT milking Goats who are Dreams in the milk pail.

    I was asking cuz Tonz of people here have Dairy Goats, & many have specifically the breeds I was questioning milk production on.
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    ohiofarmgirl

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    my lamancha outmilked my sanaan every stinkin' day! so i dont think you'll need two to equal the sanaan
    :)

    the thing i liked better about my la mancha was that she is much much much more efficient with her feed to milk conversion (is there such a thing!?!). i felt like i had to stand there and pour feed and hay into the sanaan and the la mancha would just eat and then milk like the dickens

    and while my sanaan would recline like cleopatra being fanned with palm fronds waiting for me to bring her hay... my la mancha actually got off her duff and would graze in the pasture.

    and yes the la manchas seem to be smaller - but i know a guy who has one that is a bit bigger than his sanaans! she looks like a giraffe!

    as far as personality goes, we like the la manchas better. they are quiet and well behaved and not drama queens. but thats just us

    good luck!
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    MrsCountryChick

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    Yes my Saanen is quite a MOOOOOse, lol. :lol: But she was our 1st dairy goat & so she'll never go anywhere even if she's not fresh for milking. (she'll be dry this coming year). But since she was our 1st dairy goat & she largest in size & the only one with ears at all, :lol: she's quite full of herself & very confident as Top Doe. But the way hubby likes Lamanchas I dunno how large our herd will get. --but hey he's participating in the farming, so I can't complain. ;) I was only wondering about the milk production due to the fact we have 3 Lamancha Does that 'can' be bred to our Lamancha Buck..... but I don't wanna have nothing 'But' milk in the frig in the spring. :rolleyes: I do have a Lamancha fresh now but we bought her recently & so she's towards the end of her milking & only milking 4 cups a day. & it seems no-one we've encountered measures the milk to know how much their does really produce at all. :/

    Yes we have far better personalities with our Lamanchas too, even our Buck & Buckling are the sweetest & friendliest. Too bad so many people say they can't get by the no ear thing. But I can't say much I like the No ear thing & dislike the longer bit of ears some have. Those just look like their ears were in a terrible accident. :lol:

    Thanks for your info ohiofarmgirl. :)

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