Should I Keep Them?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Broke Down Ranch, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    In my ongoing goat saga the man I got my goat back from has 2 billy's - a Saanen and a Nubian. He told me I was more than welcome to bring my girls to his place and get them bred. So, since I was planning on keeping the two newest bucklings that are 3/4 Nubian and sons of this man's Nubian I had planned on breeding my girls to his Saanen. But, since Nubians by general concensus produce a higher fat content milk then I'm thinking maybe I should breed my girls to his Nubian billy but that would mean any girls from that breeding would be related to the 2 little billy's I was planning on keeping. Did I make any sense there? LOL

    Anyway, so, should I keep the 2 little billys and breed to his Saanen or should I sell the 2 little billy's and breed to his Nubian billy then try to find an unrelated Nubian bottle billy?
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  2. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    With as easy and inexpensive it is (generally) to find an unrelated buck...I'd do all I can to sell the boys and buy fresh bloodlines.

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