A very BUCKY year!!

Discussion in 'Birth Announcements' started by nagismom, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. nagismom

    nagismom New Member

    125
    Sep 25, 2010
    northern ohio
    Ok, so this morning we just had our 8th kid of the season with one girl left to freshen. Ugggghhhhh another buck. So, that makes 8 for 8 bucks....not a single girl!! I helped a friend with his QUADS and of course 2 bucks, 2 DOES. So jealous. Is anyone else having a bucky year?? I guess if I were a boer person I'd probably be jumping up and down for joy. I keep telling my last girl (as she waddles by) girls...think girls!! Hopefully I only have a few more days to pray.
     
  2. Coyote Night Acres

    Coyote Night Acres New Member

    498
    Dec 26, 2010
    Missouri
    Split for us. Out of 3 girls we have 2 bucks and 2 does another doe to go any day now and then 4 more for april and last one in May (she was a rebreed since she aborted)
     

  3. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Well...I don't have anything due until June, but I had one year where I had 75% buck kids! It was the worst!!
     
  4. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Last year for me started out with ALL bucks. it was horrible.

    This year, is going to start soon, im hoping it doesnt turn out the same
     
  5. nagismom

    nagismom New Member

    125
    Sep 25, 2010
    northern ohio
    Laura and Kylee,
    I'll be saying prayers that you don't end up like we have. I've NEVER had 100% buck rate. These are off my junior buck and I'm almost tempted to sell him; except for the fact that he has a fantastic pedigree.
     
  6. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Dont sell him just yet. I heard from some very big time breeders, that younger bucks tend to throw bucks more the first year, so maybe try and wait
     
  7. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    444
    Oct 3, 2010
    Maine
    We are going to try and give our bucks apple cider vinegar for 2011 breeding and see if that helps. Because we will probably be using A.I mainly it doesnt really matter, But they would still be used as clean up bucks.
     
  8. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    me too!
    so far 3 out of 4 kids are bucks here. 7 more does to go!
     
  9. ()relics

    ()relics New Member

    258
    Dec 25, 2010
    Indiana
    I hope that holds true for me too. I need ALL boys from my Feb/march group....I am at least 10 wethers short for my Easter/4H orders. I am due to start any day...Some fullbloods first then the commercials...I have a special little black headed fullblood first timer that IS going to give me twins, a boy and a girl, both 2 teated and either solid black or black headed, I hope anyway...They are the ONLY kids I am going to keep until my summer/fall groups...I try Not to Complain, whatever hits the ground; As long as it stands up shortly afterwards....
     
  10. 4kids

    4kids New Member

    844
    Jul 21, 2009
    yep- a buck year! Out of 10 kids, 6 are bucks! 3 does left to go... Nice looking bucks though.
     
  11. lissablack

    lissablack New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    I've had five bucks and three does so far this year. Last year I had six bucks and three does. I've been using bucklings, maybe it is true about young ones throwing more boys. I have five to go, so we'll see how that works out.

    Jan
     
  12. ohiogoatgirl

    ohiogoatgirl New Member

    771
    Jan 31, 2010
    ohio
    aw, thats some luck. what breeds are they? i'm looking for bucklings. i dont know how far i am from you though.
     
  13. minibarn

    minibarn Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    ontario canada
    well i'm feeling lucky so far! out of 4 does we have 2 bucks & 5 does! still have a number of preggy does to go so we'll see if it continues. i'm hoping! :)
     
  14. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

    654
    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    A friend of mine is looking for a pygmy buck if anyone is near Upper michigan :ponder:
     
  15. Dodge 'Em

    Dodge 'Em New Member

    204
    Jan 13, 2011
    Cedar Hill,TN
    I have one more doe to freshen. I have had 14 bucks and 3 does! Update: Junie B. Jones kidded 2-26-11 2 bucks. Total: 16 bucks 3 does.
     
  16. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    So far we've got 7 does and 4 bucks, but we hand breed all of our goats, they aren't pen bred.

    I was told by my mentor that in order to get more doe kids(or at least one doe kid per kidding) that you need to take the doe to the buck only once, and early in the heat and then don't take the doe to the buck again. The reasoning for doing it this way is that male sperm swims fast and dies young, while female sperm swims slow and lives longer. The doe ovulates at the end of the heat so by breeding her only once early in the heat you are giving the female sperm a chance to "win the race" so to speak when she ovulates. I've been doing this for 3 years and my kidding rate is always at least 50/50. The first year I bred goats I took the does to the buck like 3 or 4 times during the heat and I had 100% bucks that year with the exception of a doe who was taken only once because she wouldn't stand(we didn't think she was in standing heat) but she was the only doe that year that kidded with does and she had twin does.

    My theory on young bucks throwing more bucks and does is the fact that they are young and pretty much hornier than older bucks, so if you're pen breeding they'll be doing it more often than an older buck. It's just my theory though. There are bucks that will predominantly throw more does or more bucks regardless of how you breed the does. When we had boers we had two bucks. Before we got the second one, our older buck always pen bred the does and he was somewhat overweight and his libido wasn't that high so he wasn't really mounting the does more than once during their heats, but he threw predominantly buck kids(which was a shame because he had the best daughters) Our second buck we did some pen breeding and some hand breeding(for handbreeding though my brother would always take his does to the buck two or three times) and despite this the 2nd buck threw predominantly does.

    So enough rambling from me, I hope you guys get some more doe kids! :)
     
  17. milk and honey

    milk and honey Senior Member

    Oct 30, 2010
    Everett, WA
    My doe that kidded had a stillborn doe and a healthy buck.. my friend here has had 6 bucks and 2 does so far.. with a few more to kid. My other doe is hopefully bred.. early in her cycle, and taken to the buck only once... due in June... I'm sure hoping for DOES!!! but it does seem like a bucky year around here too!
     
  18. nagismom

    nagismom New Member

    125
    Sep 25, 2010
    northern ohio
    Sarah,
    I will have to try that next season. LOL Every birth has been...close my eyes say "please be a girl 3 times"...look...BOY! I just wanted a couple senior kids to show. Oh well, guess I'll just have to buy them. darn.
     
  19. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    So far, it's half and half for me. 2 kids out of one doe, one of each, with 2 does to freshen. I'm praying for doe kids with the next two.
     
  20. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Just had another set of twin does today! :)