Goat Thread!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by henny1129, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeh, we rescued her from a meat goat farm....her last 2 single kid births were stillborns....since she was not 'Productive' she was being targeted....since we had no goat 'Experience' we got her to teach the Boys and us about goats.....she has done a wonderful job doing it too....we have retired her from breeding....but though she was very skiddish and withdrawn at first....it took us about 3-4 mths before she would come to us....and now she has no problem trusting us at all....we do keep a lead on her when we get them out, because when she is in esterus she will Sniff the air and start Running in that direction....guess there is a buck close by....LOL!!....it only took a couple of times before we Learned that 'Lesson'.....LOL!!.....may add to the herd with a couple of Kiko doeslings in the future.
     
  2. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    That's really cool that you rescued her! Probably best that she has been retired from breeding, sounds like she has a good home!
     
  3. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you ever find a doe to breed, I would suggest getting full blood boer. It is much more rewarding for your time to work on improving your stock of a certain breed than crossing. Unless that cross provides some commercial advantage, its is much more fun to the hobbyist to breed pure.
     
  4. CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, thanks....for novices we try to do what we Know.....spoil them to death...LOL!!
     
  5. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    Thank you for the advice! I hadn't thought of that before. Commercial advantages don't matter much to us, we are just in for the pleasure. I think when the time comes we will get a full blooded Boer.
    LOL!! :lol:
     
  6. CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with you on the Pure breed....but the 3 we have now are mainly pets and teachers....with the research I have done, I believe the kiko is the better breed for our locale....but, don't get me wrong...I think boers are Great and Beautiful animals too.
     
  7. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason I do boers is for show. Not only are there ample opportunities to show boer goats since they are the main meat breed(think the angus of goats), they also are a very interesting and worthwhile goat to breed. There are so many things that go into a nice goat, it is fun and exciting to get into breeding for certain show qualities, and selectively breeding 2 goats with desirable traits to get what you want.
     
  8. CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I certainly can understand that....and I truly admire the people that 'Show' their animals....but, being disabled, I just don't have it in me to be that Dedicated to it anymore....and to 'Show' here in Mississippi ya certainly have to travel quite a bit....so, it has become more hobby and pleasure to us here.....but, if I do add to our herd it will be with good stock....we are not far from Egypt Creek Ranch which has muliple Champion kikos....so I know it will be good stock.....btw I noticed ya have Wyandottes too......suppose to be getting 9 goldens on 6/8....can't Wait for them to get here....lol
     
  9. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really is a fun thing to get into. People get really into their show animals, walking them, grooming, washing, training, all the time and money that goes into them. I could be wrong here, but if you are unable to show your livestock due to a disability, i believe (at least in 4H events) you can get another 4Her to show him/her for you. The fun is not necessarily the showing, but also the pride and joy of seeing your animals you worked hard on being shown. I am lucky that my shows are close, the furthest one is I think 4 hours. I know people who travel 10-12 hours for a show. Yikes. Hopefully that is not your situation! I am getting some SLW from Jerry Foley this spring, hopefully soon.
     
  10. CntryBoy777

    CntryBoy777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the Birthday Boy.....Comet turns 1yr old today....he sure has grown from the Little One we brought home last July.....threw some branches of fresh leaves in the pen for them to Party on....they sure Love 'em....LOL!!
     

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