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twin goats, both girls = one infertile?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by klf73, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    We had a guy that is in the Natn'l Guard with dh come and pick up all our extra roos. While he was here we were talking about goats, we told him we were thinking of getting a couple next year...
    He told us to beware if we buy twin sisters as one will be infertile.
    Is this true?
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Not that know of. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I have NEVER heard that before. I would like to know.
     
  4. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if he is thinking cattle. If there are twin 1 boy/ 1 girl there is a good chance of girl being infertile.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    sounded like something I would have heard before if it was true [​IMG]
    dh said it probably wasn't true (he knows him, and said he is full of misinformation [​IMG] )
    But I figured I would run it by you guys since I knew I would get the right answer....
     
  6. trishwish

    trishwish Out Of The Brooder

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    No it's not true about goats. It's more common for goats to have multiples rather than just a single birth.
     
  7. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Well all my twin does have kidded before so this isnt true...I think I would beware if its quads or quints and 1 doe and 3 or 4 bucklings...to much testerone and it might make a difference. I know in cattle when twins bull/heifer the heifer has a 99% chance of being infertile but not in goats. If so we would all be in trouble, as we wish for does..So get sisters as that way they will be more comfortable and do well together.
     
  8. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah and goats also eat tin cans! totally untrue [​IMG]
     
  9. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Haha yep I think this individual had his cow and goat info crossed [​IMG]
     
  10. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Right idea wrong critter. [​IMG] In cattle they are called freemartins.
     

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