do goats all age Jan 1st?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by bwebb7, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    I don't have horses anymore but I know that all horses for the purpose of breaking and training etc... are idealy bred for a Jan 1st birthday. So even if your mare foals in july her offspring will compete against jan babies in sept oct nov ...
    Are goats bred for a Jan 1 birthday or are they their true age?
  2. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2008
    Bedias, TX
    No, goats keep their true age because in goats, especially younger ones, even a few months can make a difference in scenarios (ie. breeding)

  3. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    I agree Goats ages are when they are born and thats what I go by when breeding...
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Umm.... I thought that they just kept it that Race horses are all Jan 1st, your own horses still have their birthdays , Unless of course you thought it would be easier to keep them with track birthdays. Goats are like doggies with horns xD So they keep their b-days.
    ( I might be wrong about the horse thing, But thats what I learned when on the track )
  5. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    As far as I know all of the major horse registries follow the same rule. The AQHA certainly does. My filly is 2 today even though her true birthday is April 20th.
  6. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    yeah- I used to show Paints and my May baby was judged along side a Jan baby in October- at futurities and she just seemed very immature-but I also know that dates are faked and I competed with some "November" that were registered Jan!

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