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Raising the 2017 kids-Who are you keeping/selling?

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Southern by choice, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Jun 17, 2017
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Would love to see who is keeping what and who is selling what....
    Post some pics and say why for keep/sell

    Now that the kiddings are over (til August anyway) and the shows are done til October things have settled down. BUT... now comes the hard part.
    Who to keep. Some kids we knew from the start we would keep but others we simply just go back and forth. :idunno
     
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  2. Jun 18, 2017
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    Thinking we are in the same boat as you with deciding who goes and who stays....all bucklings from the 2017 kidding were wethered- yesterday 5 went to their new homes :D =D!

    We have 1 yearling buck to sell. We'd like to get around 12-13 goats going into winter. Currently we are at 18 goats....:lol:not bad for someone who only wanted 2 to start!!

    No good pictures as they like to see the camera up close and personal :th
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2017
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    Well being that I just bought 7 new La Manchas and a new Alpine buck I technically shouldn't keep any, but of course that will never happen.

    The current keep list...subject to change.
    Doelings.
    2 LM
    1 mini mancha
    2 mini Toggs
    1 mini Alpine
    1 polled Alpine (ALL goats should be polled :) )
    1 LM/Alpine cross

    1 LM buckling
     
  4. Jun 18, 2017
    Green Acres Farm

    Green Acres Farm True BYH Addict

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    I only kept 2 kids this year.

    Lucy, unregistered ND because I told her dam I'd let her keep a daughter, and Mary Arden, my Saanen doe's kid who I still have not DNA'd ( :hide) but I will before I register her. Assuming her sire is who I think he is, she will be the first goat with my herd name.

    IMG_9062.jpg

    I have recently bought 2 Nigie girls.

    Edelweiss

    http://www.adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=D001851528

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    And "Dazzle"

    She is my show potential kid! Her dam looked very nice and some of you may recognize her sire. :)

    http://www.adgagenetics.org/GoatDetail.aspx?RegNumber=D001855429

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  5. Jun 18, 2017
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    @Green Acres Farm lol- "I only kept two" but I bought two more!" :lol:

    Love the pics too! Goats are so funny when they sleep in the I'm dead position!

    @babsbag Wow! Those numbers are sure going up.... good thing you are almost done with your dairy! :)

    @Hens and Roos yeah, it is a hard one this year for us too. We are going to start kidding again in August and I know @Goat Whisperer will want to keep some Nigies. I want to keep some Lamanchas.
    We start breeding in August too!
     
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  6. Jun 20, 2017 at 3:55 PM
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    After consulting with a very long time experienced Lamancha breeder we will be keeping Prynne and Pearl.


    Prynne- Prynne hurt her knee so she is forward on that front leg
    Wings & Caprines Prynne 3 months (1).JPG

    Love her head :)
    Wings & Caprines Prynne 3 months (2).JPG


    Pearl- being silly- wanting a kiss
    Wings & Caprines Pearl 3 months (1).JPG

    behaving ;)
    Wings & Caprines Pearl 3 months (2).JPG

    Wings & Caprines Pearl 3 months (3).JPG

    she kind of "glides" when she walks
    Wings & Caprines Pearl 3months.JPG
     
  7. Jun 20, 2017 at 4:18 PM
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  8. Jun 20, 2017 at 8:39 PM
    Mike CHS

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    I'm starting to think you have a new version of goat math. :)
     
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  9. Jun 20, 2017 at 9:23 PM
    Southern by choice

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    Yeah it goes like this-
    I am selling a goat ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ buys two more
    I think I am going to sell a goat-------------------------------------------------------------- buys 2 more