Hi everyone. It's been a while, but all is well with my new herd. I'm finally building up -4 young does, 2 pregnant does (so I think), 1 exposed doe, and my black buck.
So, I need help. I'm looking at showing some of my black goats, and breeding my black traditionals to outside, HEAVY, bucks. My goats are sort of fine boned, smaller, ect.
AI/Semen straw questions!:
One, is $75 per straw asking too much from Ennobled bucks?
Two, will one straw typically inseminate a doe? or two straws depending on the doe's fertility/cycle?
Three, cryobanks? or Nitrogen tank at home? Anywhere I can buy a used tank?
Now, on to the match making!
If I do go that route, I will be choosing from 3 diferent bucks on 3 of my does.
and this doe
(buck from http://www.tctc.com/~amfuture/bucks/boe ... _BONO.html
doe is "Sage" - she has a gorgeous top line but very fine boned/thin.
this buck on this doe
(buck is from:http://www.tctc.com/~amfuture/bucks/boer_goats_SOME_BODY.html
) doe is "Luna", my favorite doe kid. I plan on showing her.
Well, I don't have a picture of the doe. Dang it. but here is the buck I am interested in:
(http://www.tctc.com/~amfuture/bucks/boe ... EDRUM.html
The doe I want to cross him with is a Black traditional with a gorgeous head. I don't have a full body shot of her because she's so shy.
Thanks guys. I really want to out cross my does and I need buck ideas - these three are my favorite.
ON TO PICTURES!
Left to right, Skye, Black, and Misery in the back.
Black, my buck. Critique him PLEASE!
Mabel, pregnant, I think.
Also, one final question, is there a blood test/urine test for pregnant does? I know of the pooch test. She sure looks pregnant!!!!!
Thank you again whoever replies. I really need help with my program.