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Show me your 2018 kids. We need the smiles.

Discussion in 'Everything Else Goats' started by Daxigait, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Jan 24, 2018
    Daxigait

    Daxigait Loving the herd life

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    Show us those kids. They make you smile!
    Here is my first of the year bowing in.
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    And a couple of examples of smile makers.
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  2. Oct 21, 2018
    goatboy1973

    goatboy1973 True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    image.jpeg 100% Spanish kids. image.jpeg
     
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    Carla D

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    Carla D

    Carla D True BYH Addict

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    Here’s my brood. They are actually my very first goats I’ve ever owned. 036E1673-7FA2-4C18-9814-774D373C5995.jpeg 6384215C-AAA3-45FC-9590-52B25AEFA7EB.jpeg
     
  5. Dec 17, 2018
    goatboy1973

    goatboy1973 True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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  6. Dec 17, 2018
    goatboy1973

    goatboy1973 True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    Some of our customers refer to our solid black Spanish goats as our, "blacked out" or "murdered" goats referring to the triple black (black hooves, hide, and horns). We have a variety of colors though.
     
  7. Dec 17, 2018
    Carla D

    Carla D True BYH Addict

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    I’m giving some consideration to raising meat goats. I’m looking into breeds of meat goats that are hardy, prolific, grow fairly fast. I’ve noticed kikos and Spanish goats, rangeland. But I have a lot of research that I need to do first.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2018
    goatboy1973

    goatboy1973 True BYH Addict Golden Herd Member

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    I had KIKOS for years but with them having dairy stock in their heritage, I had some pendulous udders on adult does and some lanky dairy-type bodies on a few KIKOS. Spanish goats are straight feral-type unimproved meat goats so some bloodlines may be smallish but some bloodlines are huge and pure muscle. Their udders are small but their milk is super-concentrated (quality not quantity) so no big udders just one well placed teat out to each side so that when the kid stands for the 1st time, the teat is staring it right in the face. We crossed a Spanish buck over Kiko does for several years and got great response from our customers but loved the survivability of the 100% Spanish goat and the customer-driven response to a full Spanish doe caused us to go all in on 100% Spanish Goats. The Spanish goats were from the first time they set foot on this continent for one purpose only...a meat goat. Their meat is just more tasty than any other breed or crossbreed of goat that we have tried in our opinion. Be informed before you buy the first goat though. Different goats sell better in different parts of the US. I had to ship my 1st Spanish goats from Texas because there weren't any around in my area. Make sure you have good fences and an experienced/ tested guardian animal before you buy your first goat. Have fun researching which goat breed is best for your situation.
     
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  9. Dec 17, 2018
    Carla D

    Carla D True BYH Addict

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    Great advice. Boer are pretty common in this area. That may or may not be a good thing. I am reading a bit on breeding boer and Nubian together. I need to figure out if I should buy/raise registered stock. I know absolutely nothing about goat registries.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2018
    Skiesblue

    Skiesblue Loving the herd life

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    • 4709FCF8-9D58-48D6-B2FB-198B5CFB6F6A.jpeg Ok. Technically lambs. Week one cute. Week three “Village of the Damned” they stare at you and you go for the bottle. (Their bottle). Usually.
     
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