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Lalabugs kidding thread-we have kids!

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

  1. Dec 30, 2016
    lalabugs

    lalabugs Overrun with beasties

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    A lot has been going on around here. My husband sold his mini alpine buck & wether. We sold strawberry the boer/nubian doe.

    Honey was bred by my sisters buck. My daughter did not close the gate right, he escaped. About a month left before shes due.
    honey 12.29.16.2.jpg Picture taken yesterday.


    We got a new doe, she's a mini mancha. She's currently in the house in a kennel. She had lice, and a snotty nose when we brought her home. She is also thin. I can not for the life of me find how much a mini mancha should weigh? She was born 9/5/16. This morning I weighed her, she is up to 14 lbs 8 oz. marshmellow.jpg


    We will be selling my buck the boer/nigerian next year. He's staying until we get our new buck. We are on a waiting list for the 2017 kidding season. That way Jasper has a buddy. I still have my sisters goats, plans have changed. We will be taking them to her when my husband can take vacation around Feb/March.
     
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  2. Jan 5, 2017
    CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Loving the herd life

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    For a month to go she is sure Wide there and I like her colors. Hope all goes well for ya and her. We have a pygmy and 2 pygmy/boer crosses so can't help ya with the little cute Mancha, but hope she turns out okay. :) :fl
     
  3. Jan 8, 2017
    BlessedWithGoats

    BlessedWithGoats True BYH Addict

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    :pop I wish you a safe Blessed kidding season!
     
  4. Jan 8, 2017
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer True BYH Addict

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    :pop Love kidding threads!

    Congrats on your new girl!
    Is she a 50/50 cross?
    Size really depends on the individual goat.
    I would have to go back in our records and see what this years mini Manchu kids weighed at that age. She does look small though.

    I'm sure you can get her back into shape :thumbsup
     
  5. Jan 8, 2017
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer True BYH Addict

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    @lalabugs how is Jasper doing?
    You should update his thread :)
     
  6. Jan 10, 2017
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    lalabugs Overrun with beasties

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    Thank you! I see Honey just getting bigger. Her bag is already starting to bag up. She loves getting massages daily. :) She's spoiled.

    We're down to 3 weeks! I'm anxious and nervous at the same time. We have everything ready. The girls have been getting put up into the kidding pens since the rain has not let up. Man are we getting some much needed rain here!

    Yes Marshmallow (mini mancha) is 50/50. She is doing amazing, has a belly going on now. Though it took her awhile to really get into eating her alfalfa/grain. We were told that she was fed alfalfa, but she was not that eager to eat it. She'll chase us all down for scraps all day long. She wont touch minerals either.
    marshmellow 2.jpg

    Jasper is doing great! I will have to get some newer pictures of him. If it's not raining at feeding time, i'll try to get some pictures of him. They all look like mini woolly mammoths.
     
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  7. Jan 10, 2017
    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer True BYH Addict

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    Okay, I'm just posting some kid weights to give you an idea of what our minis are gaining. Every farm is different so this is an example of our goats and "food for thought"
    Wren, Knuckles, & Cupcake are triplets. They are F-2 generation and are a 50/50 cross. Dam is roughly 90lbs as a mature doe. She is short but DEEP. Sire is around 80 lbs if I remember correctly. He is also mature.
    These kids are from a second freshener.
    Cupcake was the smallest at birth

    5wks
    Wren 16.6
    Knuckles 17.6
    Cupcake 13.8

    6 wks
    Wren 19
    Knuckles 21
    Cupcake 16

    10 wks
    Wren 29
    Knuckles 30
    Cupcake 24

    Just under 16 wks
    Wren 40
    Knuckles ~45*
    Cupcake 31

    *Knuckles was moved at that point so it is just a guess

    They were all sold at that point so that's all the info I have on that group.

    Next is Bingo
    F-1 50/50
    Born March 2016
    Dam was a TINY lamancha doe. 100 lbs max at that point, she was severely infested with parasites when we got her, it took a toll and stunted her. :(
    Sire was a PB Dwarf buck

    Bingo
    Just under 5 wks - 19 lbs
    Just under 10 wks 32 lbs
    16 wks 40 lbs

    Pretty easy to tell when the milk supply got cut off :)

    We kept Bingo and bred her. She is a large doe and very wide, especially her rump. She should be fine to pass kids, so we feel okay breeding her that young. She will kid shortly after her 1st birthday.
    He current weight from a few weeks ago is 83 lbs.

    Hope this helps :)
     
  8. Jan 10, 2017
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    NH homesteader True BYH Addict

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    Helps me too. Not that my mini alpines are exactly the same but it's so hard to find info about minis so thanks!
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    So she is about 18 weeks
    She is small :(

    She must have been in bad hope when you got her :eek:

    Glad she is gaining now :celebrate :thumbsup :clap
     
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    ****I should have added that those weight are actual scale weights, not tape weight.
    We have found tape weights to be very inaccurate.