Does anyone here breed mini-manchas?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kinnip, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I'd really like a few. As it happens I have all the raw materials to make one-- Nigerians and LaManchas. I'm wondering how many generations it takes to get a good example of the breed. Most of those I've seen for sale are 75% LaMancha and 25 % Nigerian. 3 generations if I get the sexes I need, right? It seems like that might make a truly large 'mini' mancha. Pursuant to the topic of sexes, if the first LaMancha Nigerian cross produces only females, is it inadvisable to breed those back to a LaMancha buck? I've never done this, or even watched the process and there are precious few resources. I don't want to explode a doe, but I don't want to lollygag either.
  2. Sparklecoon

    Sparklecoon Songster

    Apr 1, 2008
    North Carolina
    I could of swore that I read some where that it takes four or five generations that would get you a "true" mini-mancha/nubian/anyother breed. I think it was one of the registering bodies websites. Don't quote me. Do a web search for the minidariy goat assiciation (I believe that's what it was).
  3. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Ashley here is starting a Mini-Mancha program, but she won't have her first gens on the ground until next year. She does have a good information link on her LaMancha page.
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Wow, she has some pretty does.
    I tried joining a couple of yahoo groups aimed at minimancha breeders, but there's very little content. I have gotten a lot of solicitations, however. I feel like I could figure it all out if I had a good book on livestock breeding. Any suggestions? Doesn't have to be about goats, just planning for livestock genetics.
  5. leeniep

    leeniep Hatching

    Jul 21, 2008
    When you start breeding for Mini-Manchas you should not breed a Nigerian doe to a LaMancha buck, you risk losing your doe because the kids will be to large. You should only breed LaMancha does to ND bucks. Also it takes 3 generations to produce an American registered MM and 6 generations for a Purebred and then only if they meet the breed standards, generations 1 and 2 or registered as experimentals.

    The ultimate goal is to have an animal that is closer to 50/50. MM's are a bit larger than Nigi's but no where near the size of the LaMancha is bred correctly. If you look at the TMGR website, you can find the breed standards for the MM's.

    They are a lot of fun [​IMG], I just love my Mini-Manchas.


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