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Seasonal breeders

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by Georgia Girl, Jun 13, 2019 at 1:48 AM.

  1. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:48 AM
    Georgia Girl

    Georgia Girl Overrun with beasties

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    Does anyone know if kids whose father was a mini-nubian and mother a Saanen, will these kids be seasonal breeders or since they have some nigerian will they be able to breed monthly. 2nd question when are doelings able to become pregnant.
     
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  2. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:01 AM
    B&B Happy goats

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    Some doe's ( nigerian dwarfs ) are able to breed at three months ....But should not be bred till weight (45lbs) OR age (12months) .....CAN'T give you a answer on the seasonal breeder question,. Best to Always keep bucks housed seperatly from doe 's, and yes ...they CAN breed through a fence...have one here that got pregnant that way before I bought her and found out.....so we are going to double fence our buck yard....a foot apart between eack fence :thumbsup
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    I have a mini nub buck. When bred to Saanen does & mini nub does -- SO FAR, the ND influence has not been seen to overtake the seasonal factor estrus. If they were 50/50 minis, both buck & doe, you might have a shot at year round. None of mine are that 50/50 background.

    I have seen smaller mature size in my doelings that are out of a mini nub I had who was a higher % ND, when bred to my mini-nub buck. But these girls are seasonal breeders. Another thing I notice, since not disbudded, they develop smaller horn. They are still nicely filled out, good udder and milk volume, very dairy built, just shrunken about 20-25% of the full sized goats. Mom was smaller, also. You don't know what genetics will hit. So far, no year round goat breeders.

    Some Nubians have shown a much earlier estrus than you may think of in seasonal. I've had a couple that would cycle in July.

    Sales of kids are probably a main reason the year round breeders are sought out. After all, you can stagger the seasonal breeders to produce kids & have milk for yr round needs. I've had Saanen breed in March. If you can get seasonal breeding Jul/Aug and into March -- your only missing 3 month of the year :D of course, if only 2 does -- well, you get the picture.
     
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  4. Jun 14, 2019 at 1:42 AM
    Georgia Girl

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    Thanks, I am hoping that mine will be seasonal.
     
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