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do goats all age Jan 1st?

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

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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