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Goat questions

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Sherry, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 pygmies, all girls. A friend is giving me a billy. He's a fainting goat about the size of a lab. Will I be able to use him for breeding with the pygmies?
    Either way he is going to have his own lot and not with the girls.
     
  2. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, you can use him.... Obviously the kids won't be able to be papered... But yes, he can breed them.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i also have a pygmy doe..and a french alpine male...could they have babies?..or will it kill my smaller female?...thanks..(sorry to hijack the post...[​IMG])...i'll start another one if its okay with you..thanks,Wendy
     
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    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    by kill her i meant..will the babies be to large for her to have?..sorry...wendy
     
  5. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pygmies aren't papered anyway. They are just for my pleasure.

    And Wendy, ask any questions you want. [​IMG]
     
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    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wendy, it kinda depends on how large your alpine is... And would it be your pygmy's first birth? It should be ok if it's not her first birth.
     
  7. Chirpy

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    I'm of the mindset that breeding a large male to a small female is not a good idea. Why risk the potential for losing your female if she has problems with a large kid at birth?

    Also, Sherry, what is your reasoning for breeding these goats? It seems that there are plenty of mixed and purebred goats around and many can't find good homes. If you are wanting to milk or eat the kids, then go for it. But, if it's just to add more pets to this world... maybe you should reconsider? Just my thoughts.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    it would be her first...so..i can send a pic of them together..shes about full grown in the pic..but..he is still a baby..he was born on april 27....so..hes about 4 months old now..i'll try to send the pic so you can see the differance so far..and thanks sherry!!...very nice of you to share...lol..[​IMG]..the pic was taken about [​IMG]3 weeks ago..
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    also..i'd be breeding for the milk...i wish she didnt have to get preggo to give milk...but...[​IMG]..lol
     
  10. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems that there are plenty of mixed and purebred goats around and many can't find good homes. If you are wanting to milk or eat the kids, then go for it. But, if it's just to add more pets to this world... maybe you should reconsider?


    They would already have a good home....mine.
     

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