Adga tattoo question

Discussion in 'Dairy Diaries' started by Susie Bosch, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Susie Bosch

    Susie Bosch Active Member

    Feb 24, 2020
    Bushnell, FL
    Ok dorothy is registered but not tattooed... she wasnt tame as a kid and she is now... let's just say it took a lot of work and now she is more puppy dog than my puppy dog... I'll never be able to show her and that's ok she lost part of her udder to gangrene mastitis... but she is a nicely built doe and I want to bred her... her milk production is fabulous even with one functioning udder... her breeder had her info and is looking it up... she says I need to tattoo her...

    My question can I give her a mild sedative to make the process easier

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  2. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Tattooing is not bad at all. A quick pinch and done for the most part. I would not try sedate her simply because it is SO quick a thing to do. It will take her more time to recover from a sedation than to set up and do the whole procedure of tattooing.
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  3. Susie Bosch

    Susie Bosch Active Member

    Feb 24, 2020
    Bushnell, FL
    thank you I'm new to the goat world and learning everyday!!!
  4. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    She's a beauty! Lovely height on her! Is that an upside down boat they have for jumping on? That looks fun.
  5. Susie Bosch

    Susie Bosch Active Member

    Feb 24, 2020
    Bushnell, FL
    yes to the boat it came with the property and I spray it down once a week with bleach to keep it clean for the girls... she does have nice height and gives great kisses ask my hair it's her ritual. My goal is to actually make browsing yards and playgrounds in each pasture as the years go by... so they have a variety other than just the hay and grass...
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  6. Calistar

    Calistar Well-Known Member

    Why bother tattooing her?

    Technically they're supposed to be tattooed before their registration papers are submitted. Most breeders I've bought from (even very high-end ones) don't tattoo their young kids- that's up to me even though TECHNICALLY it's the seller's responsibility and should have been done before papers were submitted. Technically.

    With your doe, you can't show her or have her appraised, and she's already registered, so there's no occasion where you'd need to show her tattoo to anyone. If she were mine, I wouldn't bother, especially since she's one you've had to work with to gain her trust.

    If you breed her and sell her kids registered, you'd need to tattoo them (again, technically.....) but I don't see a reason to bother putting her through it. It's not something that they'd need sedation for, but it's definitely not pleasant. I've always tattooed all my goats, even the wethers (so they can be traced back to me if ever need be.) but last year I got microchips as supplemental ID, and this year I'm going to only do the microchips unless a buyer requests a tattoo also. Tattoos fade, so even if I do tattoo them there's no guarantee it'll still be visible on the animal after a few years. And almost all the goats I sell, registered or not, end up going to pet homes, so I feel like I'm putting them through it for nothing. The microchips are much less painful and less stressful to apply and won't fade. They're not acceptable as a sole form of ID by ADGA yet (hoping that will eventually change!) but that's the only downside. Not that I'm suggesting that you disregard ADGA's rules...just consider what's practical for you and your goat!
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  7. Susie Bosch

    Susie Bosch Active Member

    Feb 24, 2020
    Bushnell, FL
    I will thats why I popped on here... another pick of my girl 20200304_084443.jpeg
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  8. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    We are glad to have you, too! :) And your goats!
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  9. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    Such pretty girls! They look very happy.
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  10. Susie Bosch

    Susie Bosch Active Member

    Feb 24, 2020
    Bushnell, FL
    They are the fawn is my wild child so to speak
  11. TexasGoatMan

    TexasGoatMan Well-Known Member

    Jul 3, 2015
    Dekalb, Texas
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California