1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Polled to Polled breedings?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by allanimals21, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Songster

    684
    1
    141
    Aug 27, 2009
    MN
    Anyone have any input on this subject?
     

  2. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Im pretty sure its a no-no. I dont breed goats but I think I've heard its bad. Not sure why though.
     
  3. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Songster

    724
    5
    141
    Nov 5, 2008
    Ohio
    Yes you can breed polled to polled,BUT you want to be prepared to Cull.
    There is a 25% chance you can get a Hermi with a Homozygous breeding.
    If its a Heterozygous then its doable to get Polled does that go on to breed and produce.
    I Have 2 Polled does that are Heterozygous and will be bred to a Horned Buck.Polled is dominate.
     
  4. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Songster

    684
    1
    141
    Aug 27, 2009
    MN
    I have a polled buck and a disbudded doe. I was looking at getting some more does and I found a gorgeous little doeling but she is polled too! argh!
     
  5. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Songster

    724
    5
    141
    Nov 5, 2008
    Ohio
    What type is he ?Look at the top of the head does he or she have knobs where horns should Be?If so then they are a Heter.
    If the top of the head is smooth and no bumps then they are Homo and I would not Breed them.
     
  6. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Songster

    975
    1
    141
    Jan 13, 2009
    fort ashby, wv
    polled to polled breedings can produce sterile offspring, i think that's the only health problem that can arise [​IMG]
     
  7. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Songster

    877
    1
    151
    Dec 26, 2008
    Box Springs
    I am not a goat person so i thought I'd ask!


    Polled ( im assuming with horns) vs. Not Polled ( hornless breed )

    different than :

    Polled vs. Disbudded ( horns REMOVED)


    right?
     

  8. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Songster

    684
    1
    141
    Aug 27, 2009
    MN
    Quote:Polled is without horns. Disbudded is a horned goat that has had its horns removed. Typically at a young age they are burned off.
     
  9. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Songster

    684
    1
    141
    Aug 27, 2009
    MN
    Quote:I will check him tomorow and ask the breeder about the doeling. If one is a heter and one is a homo can they be bred?
     
  10. oberhaslikid

    oberhaslikid Songster

    724
    5
    141
    Nov 5, 2008
    Ohio
    Quote:I will check him tomorow and ask the breeder about the doeling. If one is a heter and one is a homo can they be bred?

    Yes =Hetero to homo
    NO =Homo to Homo== 25% will be Hermis

    All you got to do is look at her head to tell.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2010

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by