Goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SamG347, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
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    I'm just wondering what breed of goat would be the best for.....milk...personality...and sale of kids. I'm just thinking for when I get my own place I wouldnt mind having acouple goats on the place. Just wondering what breed you all like.
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. barngodess

    barngodess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nubians are good milk goats. Not so great moms though.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't particularly like pure bred goats for milk. Some ppl do. I am just from another camp.

    I have saaanan/nubian crosses and I get LOTS of milk with heavy cream that rises. Each doe gives me 1 gallon of milk twice a day when they are not feeding kids. When feeding kids I get about 2 qts for the house and the rest goes to the babies.
     
  4. barngodess

    barngodess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've raised goats for 20 years by the way. Just thought I'd let you know I do have some knowledge about them [​IMG]
     
  5. barngodess

    barngodess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good cross MP!
     
  6. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Around me, the small dairy breeds are in highest demand (Nigierians, mini-manchas/alpines, etc)
     
  7. nadams4

    nadams4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have an oberhasli doe and shes great with everything!had a beautiful baby, now just two weeks old!

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  8. Harmon_7

    Harmon_7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I like toggenburgs, but we have a alpine nubian x. she is nice too.
     
  9. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    As an all round good purebred milker, good parent and friendly I lean heavily towards the toggenburg. Second thing is, you are helping maintain a rare species.
     
  10. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Toggenburg sounds like a good breed! Any other opinions?
    Thanks yall [​IMG]
     

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