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Goat Whisperer's & SBC's kidding thread: kidding storm

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Goat Whisperer, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. May 1, 2017
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    That is what we do with all of them. A month or so prior we do the first clip... then we can allow all the winter fuzz and new growth to grow a bit then reclip for a smooth clip.
    Professional show & pet grooming comes in handy with having goats now. LOL I hate "lines" and sloppy feet. The hardest for me is goats are so much more stubborn about their face and head then any dog I have ever done!
    The black goats are IMO just harder to make look good.

    Not before the first clip- usually after. Then on the finishing clip it is much nicer. Right now we have a lot of fluffy shed.
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Got some pics of Bingo's udder.
    Bingo is a FF f-1 50/50 Miniature Lamancha.
    Bingo kidded on her 1st birthday - we have never bred a kid at 7 months before!
    She had trips and did great. Being young she is a tiny doe still.. have to weigh her but probably 65 lbs and maybe 24 "
    Of course we kinda have shorted her milk production because of the whole flu issue, exhaustion etc... we left the kids on her then pulled them and we should have milked her 3x day for the first week -10 days but we just couldn't. Toooooo tired!
    So I am very pleased still with how she is doing especially with all the circumstances- age, size, not starting her off right.
    She is milking 5.5-6 lbs a day... sometimes more. We had to put a divider up because the double stanchion we have allows her to get bullied on the stand... she is so nervous she doesn't eat.
    Now that we have remedied that we will see. She is the youngest and the "newest goat to kid... she is with all the mature milkers and is bottom on the pecking order.

    FF udder on this lil girl ain't bad. I want to see a better fore udder but not bad otherwise. Dreamy to milk!
    Happy with her first production, I expect 2nd f she will milk 7.5-8 lbs! That is how trouble tracked.
    LOVE my mini manchas! :)

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one with feathered helpers in the milking area. ;)
     
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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    WOW! That is an udder!
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I really love our minis! Bingo, like her mother, does not photograph well.
    I do want to see improvement on fore udder and teat placements but as f-1 minis go her teat placement and size is excellent. They don't flare out!
    I got an angle view of udder because so hard to see in pics- makes the udder look flat in pics.
     

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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    I am slowly learning Lamancha udders thanks to Kate and y'alls posts :love I am used to Alpine and Nubian now but the Nubians seem to range WIDELY in teats and udders.... :idunno Each region is a little different and each line as well. I know nothing about mini's at all lol.
     
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    Southern by choice

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    They are no different- you are still looking for all the same things in an udder ... ultimately you want the breed character of the Standard breed in a smaller package.
    This is one of my f-1's she is an incredible first gen... she is not standing correctly here but you can see how she is... I am getting a doe back out of her. She was sold.
    She milks like a dream and is an excellent producer- this year she will freshen for the 2nd time. She WILL hit the 8 lb mark easily.
    I have offered to buy her back... lol they say NO WAY! But I am getting a doe out of her... I also picked the buck she was bred too! Just hoping she doesn't have erect ears. :fl:fl:fl
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    Nice! I'm finally getting accustomed to that no-ear look, lol. Someday maybe a Mancha will follow me home, lol.
     
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    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    LOL I was talking to the MDGA the other day and it happened to be a mini nubian breeder... she was going through all my pics that were sent with my applications... she said I am not a munchie fan but those are some beautiful munchies... I laughed and said you know I use to be like that with the Nubians always thinking UGH... ears- roman nose :sick but after having Ruby our awesome Nubian... I have fallen in love with her and her personality which I think led to the acceptance of the ears and nose.... now I just love em all.

    It is hard doing so many breeds truthfully but at the same time I cannot imagine not having the variety. The Nigies are special in their own way, LM's in theirs... and so on.
    The mini's probably like your kinders are just fantastic.
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Lol I too am slowly becoming accustomed to the ears :lol:
     
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