A Jesusfreaks tales of farm life with four kids

Jesusfreak101

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I think his biggest issue was that we have a newborn baby so with now three kids and trying to get out of debt and save for a house/land is part of the issue. We plan on testing the adults for several things so he said it was ok to test them. Turns out my buck should be have a normal gene considering both his parents tested normal.
 

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Then it could be a "failure to thrive" which can happen with no real apparent reason - without a necropsy you won't know.
By any chance did the breeder send you a copy of the Normal paperwork?

If sire is normal that regardless of the female you wouldn't get an affected... you may get all carriers.
There is a database on FB that people put their results up.
 

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Sorry you lost the little guy. Hope you have better luck next time.
 

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It's okay... Seems this year full of hard lessons. It has given me the chance to learn more about the breed I probably would have never known about G6S otherwise. I atleast know that my buck shouldn't be a carrier basised off his sire and dam. And I learn all about minerals and vitamins. Ijust have aIot of learning still to do.
 

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It's tough to take, but Anytime anyone is going to raise livestock, they will lose some...we all do, and sometimes, even with necropsy, we never know for sure why.
 

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Thank you for listening to your husband. He is a wise man. He has his family to think of first. It is hard to put animals down but for most of us it is a part of life. An animal is an animal and people come first. And sometimes that means weighing the option of how much the animal is worth financially.
 

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The kids are doing great they actually are completely obsessed with their little brother. They fight over who gets to hold him, help with him its actually funny and annoying lol. I was breastfeeding and Joshua (2year old) kept asking to hold Josiah and would get mad at me if I told him the baby was eating so he had to wait lol. It's funny everyone always has warned me about adding another baby and the older getting jealous I don't have that issue so far they each have been over joyed and obsessed with the new addition.
 

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