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GW & SBC's kidding thread: 2019

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Goat Whisperer, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. Apr 29, 2019
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    Thanks for the clarification on how the % is written and registration. Our triplets ended up with the ND ears and our 50/50 boys have the elf ears. We will have some decisions to make soon, right now not planning to keep any bucklings, most likely they will be wethered.

    Henry looks like he eats well!! How does he compare height wise to a standard LaMancha buck? Our mini doe is just as tall as her dam.
     
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  2. Apr 29, 2019
    Southern by choice

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    @Hens and Roos Ya know I really don't know LOL. I should probably measure him. Yes, Henry loves to eat! Notice his nostrils? Yeah, that right there is key.
    The bucks especially do mature slowly from 1-3 it is gradual yet they are amazing by 4+
    I don't worry so much about the height at this point. Only American Status or PB is a concern.
    Yeah, these 75% will be almost as big as standards but it gets me where I want to go. I bred for a lot of 50/50's this year in order to breed back and get to roughly 60/40.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    Hens and Roos

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    So if we retain our 25/75 doeling, could she be bred to a 50/50 and if we don't retain her could she be bred to a ND?
     
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    Southern by choice

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    Yes, on the 50/50, I would just wait til you know her capacity is good to handle it. We have one line we wait to the next season, we have the Bingo line where they are bred at 7 months and do fine.
    If you breed to a Nigerian then really all the kids will be kinda worthless as minis and would only be useful as family pet/milkers and I wouldn't bother with papers because they can never be registered as ND's and too small to do anything with as far as minis at that point.
     
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    Hens and Roos

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    Thanks for the information, you confirmed what I was thinking. Any goats that go as family pet/milker go with out paper work. We have noticed that when our ND does kid 3+ kids, it takes the doelings longer to mature/obtain the body capacity so we wait.
     
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  6. Apr 30, 2019
    Daxigait

    Daxigait Loving the herd life

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    My friend has a backyard goat that is an Alpine Nigerian cross. send she is small what would you breed her to safely?s
     
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    Curious what you mean by the nostrils?

    Very much enjoy following y'all's thread. You have some very nice goats!! :love
     
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    Daxigait

    Daxigait Loving the herd life

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    I am sure they will reply, but you can judge eventual width throughout all the way to the udder from baby kids by their heads. You look at the width of and between the nostrils, the with between the eyes, and the depths of the jaw. If there are wide through these areas they will be wide throughout
     
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    If the goats are both adga registered she can register them through MDGA which is for Miniature Dairy Goats. The kid would be 1st gen experimental. If it were my doe kid then I would breed to another Miniature Alpine and continue to their breed standard.

    I will get back to you on blades. So tired and way too much to do, just kinda veggin' at the moment. ;)

    Thank you.
    Nostrils- big nostrils mean big air intake, big capacity . They need to breathe and eat well and this is a good indicator of who will and won't.
     
  10. May 3, 2019
    Daxigait

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    I hope the kids are doing okay, and that you guys have been able to get some rest. I look forward to seeing some more photos have you guys both get on to chat more again.
     
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