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Udders- Good/Bad/Ugly/Improved UPDATED! 3/12/18

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by Southern by choice, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. May 15, 2018
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    She may have had damage to one side of the udder. Or possibly mastitis at one time that damaged tissue.

    It will be interesting to see how she freshens next time.
    When do you plan on breeding her?

    This is where a good buck will play a role in the offspring.
    The udder looks too far forward and the lateral attachments either are not visible or she lacks lateral attachments.

    Bringing in a buck that will improve udder on future doelings is what you want to look for.
     
  2. May 15, 2018
    rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Loving the herd life

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    Oh I probably won't breed her until next year or so. I'm hoping she won't need to be freshened this year since she's producing so much more than I need right now.

    I'm in contact with a breeder at the moment that will hopefully allow a live cover for her when the time comes. I do not want to breed to a Nubian (so freaking loud!!!) and don't have the ability to keep a buck on hand at all times so hopefully I can pay for the live cover and have a start on her future doelings.

    This doe is here to stay, she's like a giant puppy so I will build from her or wait until she passes to bring in another doe but I'd like to breed up with a buck that would help the future does.
     
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    Breeding up is great. There are rewards to it as well. Especially when you love all things about a doe except the udder needs improved. I have a doe, farther back in the thread and we have built up off of her. She has the sweetest milk. She is a Lamancha as well.

    Just make sure you test her and the buck you use should also be tested. At least for the bare minimum of CAE. We recommend CAE, Johnes, CL
     
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    Yep! She is clear and the person I'm hoping will allow it is clear as well per annual testing. Thank you!