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How old should nigerian dwarf's be before they are bred?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by flockandgarden, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. flockandgarden

    flockandgarden In the Brooder

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    How old should my doe be before I breed her? I know people with goats are telling me they wait until they reach 80 lbs. My goat will never reach 80 lbs lol. My 2 year old is not 80 lbs. When should she be bred. Some are telling me 6 months seems young... 8 months or delivery by a year old is what I thought am I right?
     

  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Songster

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    Yep, 8 months old is usually good. That's what I do. Early spring birth - late fall breeding. My doeling was born in Feb and she's getting bred in November...
     
  3. flockandgarden

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    Thanks that's what I thought.
     

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