Breeding concern

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by Jarrod & Jody, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    I know in cattle , and I know twins aren’t as common in cattle as it is in goats, I know in cattle, when twins are born if there both bulls or both Heifers, they are Infertile. I had a first time doe give birth to two doelings, should I worry about them being infertile? Or should I just be happy I have a doe likely to produce mostly doelings?
     
  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Be happy you have doelings. Many things about cattle don't transfer to goats.
     
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  3. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Oct 16, 2017
    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    Thank you so much I was worried there totally different in color but perfect nubian breed standard
     
  4. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    I think you are thinking of freemartins, yes? That happens in cattle when twins are male and female. The male hormones wash through both of them and the female is sterilized, but not the male. It happens in goats, but not nearly as often as in cattle. If both are male, or both are female, this never causes freemartins.
     
  5. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Thank you
     
  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree, goats do not do that, thank goodness. :)
     
  7. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    could we see pics of the doelings? i love seeing baby goats.
     
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  8. BoulderOaks

    BoulderOaks Active Member

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  9. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    I had 1 freemartin doeling in 35 years of goats. Yes, it happens but it is rare. She was 1 of quads, 3 does and a buck. Another doeling of those 4 was a hermie. Totally messed up batch. First and only time I have had a hermie or a freemartin.
     
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  10. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    And you got them out of the way in one fell swoop.
     
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  11. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki

    That was my thought too!
     
  12. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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  13. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    Awwww cuties! I esp love the last two!
     
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  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  15. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    beautiful colors and markings!
     
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  16. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Thank you! Black and white baby girl is my bottle baby! The Black and Tan doe has a huge moon spot on her hip so I’m hoping we get some blue roan moon spotted babies this spring
     
  17. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    What breed has the quads?
     
  18. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Cute. How old are they? When do you hope to kid? My nubians range from 1-4 kids.... I'm not a fan of 4 - but this particular doe started out giving me 3 as a FF.
     
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  19. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    Texas
    i have a nigerian dwarf/mini nubian and she gave 3 every time she kidded. nothing more, nothing less!
     
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  20. Jarrod & Jody

    Jarrod & Jody Active Member

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    Shady Point, Oklhoma
    I’m hoping my young does will be breeding by January , I’ve only had triplets And twins and singles. 3 of my first timers had twins last time in June.