Goat color genetics

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Skyesrocket, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Can anyone point me to a site that has easy to understand information about goat color/pattern genetics?
    I bred my 2 dairy gals to a moonspotted nubian buck and am hoping to get a spotted baby.
    One of my gals is an alpine. Black with tan points. The other a Lamancha chocolate brown with light tan points.
    The nubian buck is chocolate with tan moonspots.
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    Moon spots are dominate, w/ one parent spotted you will have a 50% chance for each kid to be spotted!
     
  3. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Woooo Hooooo! I love the spots! Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  4. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    No problem! I hope you get lots of spots, and post pics when they get here!
     
  5. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Thanks, again. I will post pics! I was doing some reading on colors/patterns last night and got over my head in understanding pretty quick.
    The spots were my main interest as far as color goes.
    The buck is a registered nubian that has done well at shows. He has very nice conformation and a super personality. I was lucky that he lives nearby.
     
  6. nightshade

    nightshade Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh I love spots I can't wait to see picks of your babies!
     

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