Alpine x with ??

Discussion in 'Goat Conformation' started by amityhill, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. amityhill

    amityhill New Member

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    Jun 6, 2017
    This is my buckling about 8 months old- sold to me as an alpine. He is very small and obviously crossed with something else but I am a newbie and looking for help! [​IMG]
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    Oh and these pics were about 3 months ago- don't have a current one handy.

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  2. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    NC
    He might be crossed with Nigerian Dwarf.
     
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  3. amityhill

    amityhill New Member

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    Jun 6, 2017
    I assume either that or pygmy but don't know if there is any way to tell.

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  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    He may even be stunted from coccidia.
     
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  5. spidy1

    spidy1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    AZ
    I'm thinking stunted, I had a full Alpine buckling at 8 months his horns where much much bigger, if he was crossed he would still have big Alpine horns as dairy goats have similar shaped horns, bucks all grow huge, they will be slow if he is stunted
     

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  6. Ranger1

    Ranger1 Active Member

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    Sep 1, 2014
    How big is he? Those pictures don't look terribly small for a five month old alpine...
     
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  7. amityhill

    amityhill New Member

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    Jun 6, 2017
    I just went out to get a current picture. He is next to a 2 year old Oberhasli wether in the one photo and between the same wether and a 1.5 year old Oberhasli doe in the other photo.
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  8. Oreosmom

    Oreosmom mom of 2 little goats and 2 wonderful dogs / indoo

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    Nov 18, 2016
    So. Oregon
    He sure looks a lot like my little Feta, but a bit bigger. Feta's mom is a black and white paint ND, But she gave birth to Feta which looks like a Alpine Dwarf. Feta's horns grow straight back whereas her mom's are more twisted, and growing outwards. Even in the more current pic he seems smaller framed. Still very pretty goat!:)
     
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  9. amityhill

    amityhill New Member

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    Jun 6, 2017
    Thanks! He is a handsome little guy and very sweet

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  10. Deborah Haney

    Deborah Haney Member

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    Jul 11, 2017
    I would guess alpine x oberhasli or alpine x ND. I know alpines can also have chamoise coloring oberhaslis are known for but I've heard of some oberhaslis being unusually small, and they're a medium sized goat to start. May just be a little stunted alpine.
     
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