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Thoughts on Breed?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by HomesteaderWife, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Mar 25, 2017
    HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife True BYH Addict

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    So, we have had "Linda" now for over a year and I realized I have never posted here to ask for input on what breed she may be.

    She's about medium-sized height. Horns have stayed this short and not grown out much. About a year and a half old. The people that bred her said they come from distant Nubian stock but I just don't know- her ears are not quite as long. I almost thought Boer mixed in from the coloring. I'm not familiar with all the breeds so I could use a hand.

    Any ideas here on what she may be? Thank you so much! P.S. Sorry these are the only three photos I have on hand. One photo shows her at only a few months old.

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  2. Mar 25, 2017
    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    I see nubian..... She's finer bones and narrower than boer imo but I am new to it. Could she have some Alpine? Maybe. But also maybe Nigerian. Could also be multiple mixes. What is her weight if known. At the 1.5 year mark was when my saanan/ nubian doe really had a growth spurt and went from medium height to full sized. So she "might" continue to grow but I don't know. She's cute either way!
     
  3. Mar 26, 2017
    babsbag

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    I don't see any boer in her. I agree with @samssimonsays... I would say Nubian mixed with an Alpine or a Nigi, depending on her size.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2017
    Nathan Justice

    Nathan Justice Chillin' with the herd

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    She kind of looks like a Nubian Cross! She is gorgeous whatever she may be!
     
  5. Mar 26, 2017
    HomesteaderWife

    HomesteaderWife True BYH Addict

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    Thanks for all the input, I really appreciate it.
    @samssimonsays - I will get a measurement of her height this afternoon!