goat experts opinion ?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by buck-wild-chick, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    OK about a year and a half ago, I acquired 2 twin Boer goat, bottle babies. We they never grew to be 100+ pounds.. But they only weigh about 70 pounds. One buck and one doe. I contacted the vet's and the previous owners and We never found out why the never grew bigger. They had a perfect diet weaned at 4 months. The only thing I can come up with is, Their mother did died at birth so they didn't get enough, or any colostrum. But anyways They are healthy and just look like "pygmy Boer goats" I have a friend that has pygmy bucks and Nigerians. So of course I'm thinking about breeding the doe. (no pun intended) but She has a big umm well you know, So i doubt she would have trouble birthing.

    Idk, I just really want be able to milk her also..

    Thanks, b-w-c
     
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Well I'm no expert but if they didnt get any colostrum at birth they woould of died by now or been very sickly. They maybe be stunted from anything from cocci or medication they got when tiny. I dont see any problems with breeding her to a Pygmy or Nigerian as they usually throw small babies as the original Boer goats have larger babies. I would also make sure of they age as I dont breed till at least 15 mths old.
     
  3. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Genetics is a strange and sometimes unpredictable science. Who knows??? You may be sitting on a gold mine. You might have foundation stock for a new breed of dwarf boer goats!
     
  4. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    LOL thanks guys pygmy boer ! [​IMG]
     
  5. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert on goats (yet) but I'm learning. I do know that in cattle no colostrum = death within a month.
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Can you please send me some goat eggs when she starts laying? [​IMG]
     
  7. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    LOL pc ok that and some horse"eggs"lol
     
  8. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I have three boers and they vary in size. One is very short stature, but big around. the other is about 100lbs and then I have another normal size one that only weighs about 75lbs. These were all 2007 kids so I am kinda in the same boat, not very big girls except the one.

    Boers are not milk goats so I doubt you will get very much out of them.
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:You have horse eggs? OMG I want a dozen. [​IMG]


    Seriously though I'd love to see how your goat breeding turns out.
    These are things they do in agricultural universities. I hope to see
    you as a Professor some day. [​IMG]
     
  10. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Flights of Fancy needs to chime in, she has a Boer/Nigi cross doe, bred to my Nigi buck for spring kids. This doe is out of one of my milkers, too. She should be a great milker! And her kids, an improvement, too.

    I believe the stunting comes from copper and selenium deficiency. I've been told that they might grow up over the course of their first 3 years...so give them time to catch up.
     

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