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Sweetened's 2017 Kidding thread

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by Sweetened, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. Sep 24, 2016
    Sweetened

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    Ive been walking the bucks in 3 times a day to chase and annoy the proverbial pants off the girls. The only bucks theybhave otherwise been exposed to were the bucklings but I seperated them at 6 weeks.
     
  2. Sep 24, 2016
    Sweetened

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    I may just have to make confinement pens for the two breeding bucks and hope I catch them breeding... i dont like not knowong dates.
     
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  3. Oct 1, 2016
    Sweetened

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    I yoelded and put the bucks in with their respective does. I discovered the girls start flagging the boys at around 10 or 11 at night and then by the same time the next morning, they are soing the same but pushing the boys awag. By noon, boys have lost interest. So my girls have short, quiet cycles. And theyre private. Walked in on painter and poplar and they stopped. He flubbered, she walked away. When I left and peaked in the window they were back at it. Rose bred today. I know this only because of her white discharge and painter flubbering. We were gone most of the day.

    I have approximate dates anyway. Will have to see if pearl and lave come back into heat, that young buckling seemed to do nothing but piss the girls off. They were flagging their lady bits at him and he would flubber and kick and stomp and nicker and get on and slide off. And rhey would BAWL at him and so it all again.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2016
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    I think 3 of my Nigerian Dwarfs are bred. February babies! My Saanen- I have no idea when she is in heat. I'm hoping I can tell soon as she has a buck now with her. I can always tell with my Nigies, but can't with my Saanen.:hu
     
  5. Oct 2, 2016
    Sweetened

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    I was always able to tell when my big girls were in heat, and they were in standing heat for two days
     
  6. Oct 4, 2016
    Sweetened

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    Lavender did not take by Oakley, Im not sure he managed to figure it out yet. So Lavender is bred painter, due February 26th, 2017, based on witnessed breeding.

    Have some other suspected breedings but not confirmed yet.

    Rose will be luted as my Saanen buck broke loose and bred her, and Im not willing to take that risk.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2017
    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    I am just now seeing this. Ugh. I didn't ink how I missed it! Hope all breeding a went well and babies are born healthy!
     
  8. Jan 6, 2017
    bonbean01

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    YES...want to kiss that baby!!!
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2017
    Baymule

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    Frustrating goats....won't let you watch.....well, how would you feel if they hung out in your bedroom "peeking"? :lol::lol: I have never seem my ram "do the deed" either, but there are lambs on the ground, so something went on when I wasn't watching. ;)

    Your daughter is just so cute! Give her a hug and squeeze from her admirers on BYH! :love
     
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  10. Jan 11, 2017
    Sweetened

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    Well, we are a little more than a month away from our earliest kidding dates, and with the exception of Pearl, everyone is bred to Painter; Pearl is bred Simon.

    Unfortunately, Painter passed away earlier this month in the care of a person I trust and respect. We had formulated a trade in order to save Painters registered bloodline and the weathet was just too much for him, even in her heated and insulated barn. Fortunately, he bred 5 does in his time there and we are looking forward to what he puts on the ground. He was 8.

    Simon was lost last week to polio, he had symptoms for a week (his bawler mostly), but every time I checked him, which was several times a day, his only symptom was the sound of his bawl. I went out one morning to check on him and he was down, throwing his head back, screaming and crying, eyes bugged. Too far gone. I know better now.

    So unknown bred dates are Dot and Daisy. They are due anywhere from February 19th - March 9th.

    Pearl is due February 19th.

    Lavender is next for February 26th.

    Due February 28th is Poplar.

    Lastly, Rose is due March 7th.

    Rose is the only one who looks to be showing, but I know how I am and I went through and looked at last years pictures to settle my brain down. That rose is showing could be interesting! She was a twin from a doe who usually has quads.

    Will get some pictures soon. Though i do have a neat ultrasound picture for this years kidding.

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