Wehner Homestead 2018 Breeding

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Getting ready to start breeding here for spring 2019 kids. Looking at 3 groups of 2:

Group 1: asap!
~Blossom (pending test results!) to King (Mini Nubians) I’m not sure how many times Blossom has freshened. I know of 2 that I’ve been able to track down.
~Diamond to Theo (Theo’s first kids! Diamond’s 3F, she’s currently dry.)

Group 2: Mini Lamanchas for April (both FF)
CeCe to Theo
Sparkle to King

Group 3: late May/early June
Snowflake to King (for 2F, hoping for does!)
Jasmine to King (FF, needs escutcheon improved)
 

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Awww, Blossom! :love I remember her from your other thread. Praying the results will come back negative!

I would love to see some pictures of your crew when/if you have the chance!
 

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Yeah, I've been wondering about Blossom.....:love

I'm a Nubian fan. First goat I owned was an ole gal who needed a home and she got one! She had twins in the oven and no one knew, LOL. All was well with that and goats were then part of life! Blossom reminds me of her & they both needed a farm to love them.

Love my Saanens though. Have those & SxNubs. Excellent milk and milkers. Lot of it, too. When you get to milk Blossom you will need a large pail. :) Gallon a day.
 

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Well...nothing like disruption to the best laid plans!

Blossom will not be kidding. See her thread but basically we’ve decided it’s in her best interest to just be a pet so she will be going to a pet home.

Jasmine was cycling and I thought we’d see if she was really in. To top it off, she’s almost the same size as her dam. I really want to improve her escutcheon and King seems to be capable of that. We did a breeding in our barn aisle on 10/17. That makes Jasmine due first on 3/16.

Diamond was Theo’s first date! They used the barn aisle too on 10/27. That makes Diamond due 3/26.

We also had an escape issue. :he Knight jumped three fences on 10/20 and got in with Nellie, Snowflake, Diamond, Jasmine, Ariel, Elly, Perdy, Beauty, Leah, and Summer. I could’ve kicked his butt!!!!

The boys got outside pens built on Saturday. I’ll put details in my journal. Should eliminate escape issues.

Gotta lutalyse the 6 younger girls as they are too small. I could deal with the older four being bred and won’t stress if they did. That due date would be 3/19.
 

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Trying to decide if Sparkle and CeCe, our Lamancha girls born in February are big enough to breed for Minis. DH assisted with obtaining weights and pics a week ago that I’m just now getting around to posting.

CeCe 77#
Sparkle 64#
(DH said these weights are accurate up to 3# each weigh based on trial and error of a scale that’s more than 20 years old and is zeroed by hand.)

I had him take a variety of pictures. Several were an attempt to show their size also. For those that don’t know, CeCe is black and Sparkle is the Chamoisee. They came from @Southern by choice and @Goat Whisperer. They are spoiled bottle baby sweethearts that want hugs and give kisses.

The following are attempts to show their width. I know that’s hard to do!

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Cont’d on next post.
 

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Showing off escutcheons while we are at it! :D =D

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Can you tell that taking these pics was quite eventful?! You can only imagine the bloopers! Overall we are extremely pleased and thankful for these two!
 

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What will you be breeding them to? I haven't heard tell of you owning a mini buck, so I'm assuming Nigie... That being the case, they are about the same size as my CB & CC were last year when they were bred by a full sized RJ... both kidded with no issues and no assistance. They look more than adequate in size to be bred IMO... But then I don't own minis and have no experience with them... :idunno
 

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Honestly, I would wait. Especially with Sparkle. She, IMO looks too immature to breed and doesn’t look to have the width throughout. Ideally, you want them to gain 10-15lbs a month. Their coats look extremely healthy and you take great care of your girls!!!

Every doe is different. Jane and Charlotte for example, once they hit around 5 months had a 10# difference from each other. Allure (born 5/4/18) weighed 65# on 9/24 and is one of triplets. Her sister is considerably smaller and weighed 56#. I’ll have to look at the others. I actually need to weigh them all again.
 
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