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Old 01-25-2011, 01:44 AM   #1
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Default Unsual shape of Nigerian dwarf buckling's ears

I just recently had a nanny that had 4 babies of which 3 were does and one buckling. Well, all the girls had the Nigis ears that stick straight out but the buckling's ears stick out a little and then droop downwards and out like a nubian but not that long. I know for a fact who the parents are and I do not have any other goats besides Nigerian Dwarfs. So far, all my other nannies babies have the normal characteristic ears. I don't know if this is normal or if there is a problem with this little guy. Someone already came over to see him and reserved him but I don't want to sell him if this is a deformity. The person specifically wants a registered bucking to breed. I can post a picture if you like. Thank you



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Old 01-25-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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Mine were like that when she was born, then they got better, it could be the way he was positioned inside



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Old 01-25-2011, 01:56 AM   #3
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Its normal. We have quite a few babies that have half mast ears. They will erect with time.

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Old 01-25-2011, 02:38 AM   #4
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Yep, every once in awhile we'll have a kid or two with floppy ears, they stiffen as they grow. They'll look totally normal once they are older. Not uncommon.

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Hmmm... very interesting... I've never seen different ears before...atleast I don't think I have????

Can you post a pic, just so I can understand what you're talking about...pretty please?

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Here's a buckling we had born last year...his ears are totally normal now.

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it can be related to selenium deficiency so I usually give a shot of BoSe if they have droopy ears

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That is interesting Stacey...i've never heard of that before. Something to keep in mind in the future.

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OK, first of all, I demand to see pictures! I bet he is the cutes boy ever! Shoot, just look at Kaylee's pic of her buck with his sweet little ears! I think I love them more with funny ears. So Laura (TinyHoovesRanch) loves waddles, I love silly ears! Here's a pic of my silly ear girl this year. Her name is Sara.

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Hi guys!! I'm Majyk Hills - Mary Jo Clendening - I have had ND's since early 1980's in Texas and Yes, Nova was AGS 2010 winning doe handled by Andrea Forrest. I still have ND's they are currently are at Lovelandltd@earthlink.net for breeding. I had started with LaManchas & I still love Goats. mjoclendening@yahoo.com. We are active breeding farm of ND's. I can trace ND lineage back to the beginning of Goodwood Farms.


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