Goat breeding question.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Skyesrocket, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    I wasn't able to find an angora buck to breed to my angora doe so I settled on using a little pygora billy.
    He is over a year old, and more than willing, but I'm wondering if he is tall enough to get the job done.
    I just brought him to her yesterday and have the two penned together. Right now she isn't in heat, but I figure that him being here will bring her in.
    He is shorter than her and when he mounts her the pieces parts aren't fitting. [​IMG] He's about 8" to a foot shorter than her.
    My question is, when she comes into heat, will she help him out?
    Has anyone on here had any luck breeding a billy that is shorter than the doe?
    The doe is 1 1/2 years old and this will be the first time she has been bred. I think the two of them will make some beautiful babies. They both are gentle natured.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    I just bred my 'dwarf dwarf' buck with a 17" doe (he's 13'). He could barely make it...he finally caught her when she was standing on a hill [​IMG] but I don't know if he was able to, er, get enough in to do the job. I'll know in about 15 days...

    You might have to help them out by holding her backed up to a platform or on a steep hill when she goes into heat. That's a BIG size difference.
     
  3. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    AhA! Thanks, the platform is a great idea! I have a big sleeping platform in her pen that should do the trick.
    I hope your little guy got the job done!
     
  4. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Also it can be done and have seen them catching them laying down. I have a dog that her mother is a GP and the daddy is a Jack Russell Terrier...what a mix huh but if they really try it can be done...
     
  5. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Thanks, Chaty.
    I hope Lamby comes into heat soon, this little guy didn't smell bad when I picked him up. But he has really been spraying on the goat cologne....yuck....since he got here.
    The good thing is that he has my dairy girls interest and hopefully they will be ready to breed soon. Not to the little guy though. I'm bringing in a Nubian buck for them.
    Lol...that was one determined Jack! I saw a german shepherd lay down for a toy poodle once. She did everything she could to help him out, but he kept sliding off.
     

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