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Kidding season at sweet horizon minis

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Sweet horizon Nigerians, Nov 4, 2018.

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    Sweet horizon Nigerians

    Sweet horizon Nigerians Loving the herd life

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    Hey guys!
    I haven't been on in a while so figured I'd go ahead and post my breeding schedule and due date(because we all know they go on that exact day )
    The bucks are new to their jobs (born Feb and March this year)

    The first breeding was of mh5t pt Lillie and wings & Caprines il jasper on 7/27/18 for a due date of 12/20/18 (gold/white doe and white buck with black and brown patches)

    Lillie was also bred to wings and Caprines Charlie wyatt on 9/30/18 for kids on 2/22/19. Charlie is a polled red buck with minimal white

    Charlie bred sgm duchess Camilla (cami) on 9/3/18 for kids 1/26/19 she short cycled so was bred in 9/9/18 for kids 2/1/19
    Came back into heat 10/12/18 for kids 3/12/19 short cycled again was bred again on 10/19/18 for kids 3/12/19

    All due dates are for day 145

    I have sold my other 2 does because of their allergies to something in my field or possibly my field being to protein rich for them which caused anal scalding (the vets didn't know which it was)

    I am really looking forward to these kiddings, pray for doelings this time around Screenshot_20181104-072023.png Lillie x jasper planned breeding

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    Lillie x Charlie
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    Cami x Charlie
    Screenshot_20181104-073919.png charlie
    IMG_20180915_103553.jpg jasper
    IMG_20180720_174515.jpg cami from earlier this summer
    IMG_20180903_145329.jpg Lillie from earlier this summer (excuse the red clay on her)
     
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    StarSpangledNubians

    StarSpangledNubians Loving the herd life

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    Beautiful goats! Let the waiting begin!
     
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    Sweet horizon Nigerians

    Sweet horizon Nigerians Loving the herd life

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    So I am thinking that Cami is most likely bred. She is usually pretty standoffish and now comes up for back rubs/head rubs so either she is bred or she has finally accepted me (I've had her since August 2017) either way I'm happy (especially so if she is bred)
     
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    Nice! I love the hair-do on your bucks.
     
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    Sweet horizon Nigerians

    Sweet horizon Nigerians Loving the herd life

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    Excuse lillie's tail I was supposed to go to the NC State Fair show but my car wouldn't start that morning, I was going to fix her tail and shave cami that morning (was up nice and early for it lol) IMG_20181104_162711.jpg IMG_20181104_162429.jpg taken today of my chunky girls lol
     
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    StarSpangledNubians

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    Is Lillie an FF? Sorry, I looked and didn't see that you posted if she was. I think she is? On ALL my ff does they start to grow a beard about 2-3 months before they kid it has never failed me. Even if it's just 3 or 4 long hairs when I see that I know they are for sure bred. Just a weird little sign I have noticed. And it would help me a ton if you can watch and see if that happens or better yet get some pictures if it starts happening and what time it starts. So I know I'm not crazy, lol. I think because of hormones it grows? I've had 2+ year old does with no beards and and as soon at they were 2 months along they started getting long hairs and eventually a nice little beard. Who knows maybe we can discover a new pregnancy sign (unless someone already knows this. I haven't found anything about it online though:hu)
     
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    Sweet horizon Nigerians

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    Lillie is a ff, I will watch and see. I know on my last ff she did not grow a beard at all but it's interesting. Are yours Nubian or Nigerian?
     
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    Awesome, thank you! I have both. But all/most my does have kidded before so the beard thing doesn't help me anymore. And the one FF that I do have is a Nubian and none of my Nubians ever get beards.
     
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    Sweet horizon Nigerians

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    Your welcome. It will be really neat if that's the case. Would help alot (even though there is no guarantee that it would work 100% of the time