free martin

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by countryboy, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. countryboy

    countryboy New Member

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    Dec 7, 2008
    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!
     
  2. I own fertile does that were born with a brother so I can say that it is not that way with Nigerian Dwarf goats.
     

  3. GotmygoatMTJ

    GotmygoatMTJ New Member

    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. :)
     
  4. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    True for cattle but not goats. Goats usually have twins or trips and perfectly capable of reproduction. :wink:
     
  5. countryboy

    countryboy New Member

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    Dec 7, 2008
    Thank you all. Twins for cows is bad business. Goats it's a plus. We have not raised enough yet to have experience.
     
  6. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    No, it is not the same with goats. ;)
     
  7. milkmaid

    milkmaid I'm not addicted - I'm in love!

    Sep 15, 2010
    North Alabama
    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.