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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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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Awwww cuties! I esp love the last two!
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
 

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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.
What breed has the quads?
 

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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.
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.
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.
 
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