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Lalabugs - Breeding season

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by lalabugs, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. Mar 17, 2018
    lalabugs

    lalabugs Loving the herd life

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    We're calling him Kairos, after the ancient greek meaning.

    We really like the Wyandotte breed. I have a couple EE, RIR & Welsummers. They're my "old girls" They're around 5. Still laying. This year we're focusing on the Wyandotte. Hoping that spring break will be nice weather to get out and start building up the other chicken coops.
     
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  2. Mar 18, 2018
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    MiniSilkys Overrun with beasties

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    I have had around 30 different breeds of chicks. I love the light brahma.
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2018
    lalabugs

    lalabugs Loving the herd life

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    What is a normal range for a 50/50 mini mancha doe?
    We waited until Marshmallow was over 80 lbs to breed.

    We have a FF doe who is only 62 lbs. We purchased her not to long ago. She is 50/50. Same breeder as Pumpkin.

    Blondie is 12 weeks today, She weighs 30.8 lbs. Blondie is a F1 75 Nigerian, 25 Lamancha.

    Jude is 8 weeks, he weighs 28.5 lbs. 50/50.

    Also does anyone have any weights on pure LaMancha doe kid weights?

    Have two does who are either 75 LaMancha 25 Nigerian or pure LaMancha. The dam was ran with a pure lamancha buck and a 50/50 mini mancha buck.

    We sold all of our Nigerians. Besides Jasper, he will always stay. I love the mini manchas.
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2018
    lalabugs

    lalabugs Loving the herd life

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    mellow.jpg
    Marshmallow
    Could not get a good pic of her. If I have anything in my hands it must be for her.

    Blondie.jpg Blondie
    She is such a ham.

    Almond.jpg Almond Joy the doe that weighs 62 lbs.

    Jude 8 wks.jpg
    Jude
    The two does that are either full lamancha or 75 lamancha 25 nigerian are behind Jude.
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2018
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    It really varies. We will breed a 50/50 for FF if she is 60 lbs.
    Some 50/50's will be more lean and long where a litter mate sister may be more Nigerian looking... but as they grow and mature the more Nigie type will get their length etc.
    For us we look at body capacity and hip width if we are breeding young.

    As far as weight- again it could be all over the map.
    Mini's really change alot over the first 2-3 years.

    every 6 months they look different.

    They are all very healthy looking and pretty too!

    Are you going to register them?
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2018
    lalabugs

    lalabugs Loving the herd life

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    I can not register any of them. Marshmallows sire was registered, dam was not. Blondies sire is registered, but marshmallow is not.
    Almond Joy comes from registered stock, but none of the minis were registered. Same with Jude.

    The other does the dam is registered, however both bucks she had running with her does were not registered. Though both bucks came from registered stock. Not sure besides doing DNA to figure out who the sire is. Not sure it would be worth it since both bucks are not registered?

    I am happy to hear that 60 is still a good weight. I was worried about her weight. Was contemplating drying Almond Joy off earlier to let her catch up on weight.

    Almond FF.jpg This is a pic of Almond Joys udder. This was a 12 hour fill. I snapped it really fast before I milked her. Not the greatest pic.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2018
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    Southern by choice Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Most of your goats can be registered as grade. At least is gives you and future clients a place to be able to do something more if you choose.
    I have a whole line of Grade Mini Lamanchas. That line is Trouble's line. No way I won't continue that line just because they are grade.
    Trouble's dam is an NOA Lamancha ND sire is registered... because the NOA doe Trouble is a grade.
    One of our grade does (out of same dam different sire) just had trips- 3rd kidding... My friend doesn't weigh her milk and doesn't get into all that she has a homestead and needs milk (she owns this other grade 1/2 sister to our Trouble) She kidded and pulled kids so she wanted to make sure to get production moving along... so for the first few days she milked 4x a day.
    When talking to her I asked her to repeat what she had just said and I repeated it back to clarify...
    Here are her milkings in 24 hour period (by volume)
    1st- 6 cups
    2nd- 6 cups
    3rd- 6 cups
    4th 5 cups
    48+48+48+40= 184 oz = 1.4 gallons :ep:ep:ep
    She said she thought she was giving plenty of milk and wanted to know if she could go down to 3x a day! :th:lol::lol::lol:

    That is the miliie/Trouble line!

    As far as weight that is fine.... Trouble was 60 lbs when she was bred the first time as almost all our minis are at first breedings... they grow, some slower some faster.
    I'll see if I can find some pics of the progression over time. She is 110-115 average now.. as a mature doe.
    Almond Joy is very beautiful! Beautiful udder and teats!

    Pm me and I can talk to you about how to register her.
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2018
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    Making a note of these weights for future reference when I have Minis from my girls! ;):)
     
  9. Apr 16, 2018
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    lalabugs Loving the herd life

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    I did not realize you could register minis as NOA.

    That's an awesome amount of milk! Right now between Marshmallow & Almond we're getting almost a gallon each milking. Both FF. Marshmallow at her peak was giving us 7 lbs of milk being milked 2x a day. It's dropped down some. Haven not weighed it in a little while.

    I would love to see progression pictures of your minis.

    Thank you. I am really pleased with Almond Joys udder. Pumpkins udder was exactly like Almonds. We sold Pumpkin, keeping Jude. We're hoping the cross with Marshmallow will give her offspring a better rear attachment and teat placement. Pumpkin was also a SF not a FF as we were first told. Pumpkins udder when we first purchased her was her drying up from last years kids. The breeder has so many she's lost track of who is who. The udders though! I am really excited to see what Almond Joys udder is as a SF.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2018
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    lalabugs Loving the herd life

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    Can someone please explain this LA score? The score is from my bucks dam. She scored +V+E 87 as a 2 y/o SF.