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Old 06-18-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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Hello, it's been a while since I've been on here. Started reading on here for the past week. I have started on a cattle herd and the wife kind of took to the goats. With the cows... if the cow has twins and it is one boy and one girl. The girl is a freemartin and is not fertile. No baby from her. Is it the same with a set of twin goats? Will the twin girl born with her twin brother be able to have babies? Thank ya'll for the responses!



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Old 06-19-2011, 12:14 AM   #2
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I own fertile does that were born with a brother so I can say that it is not that way with Nigerian Dwarf goats.



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Old 06-19-2011, 12:17 AM   #3
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There is also some misunderstandings about twin cows. I know a man who had two sets of twin female calves. All 4 heifers bred and had calves.

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Old 06-19-2011, 01:26 AM   #4
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True for cattle but not goats. Goats usually have twins or trips and perfectly capable of reproduction.

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Old 06-19-2011, 02:04 AM   #5
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Thank you all. Twins for cows is bad business. Goats it's a plus. We have not raised enough yet to have experience.

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Old 06-19-2011, 02:23 AM   #6
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No, it is not the same with goats.

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It can happen in goats but it is not common. It is the result of a male and female sharing the same placenta, I think.



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