Breeding questions.

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Crissa, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Okay since Lyric is growing slow should I wait 'til next fall to breed her? What about Heidi, she is pretty normal sized I think or should I go ahead and wait for her as well?And I'm probably going to weigh them as soon as possible. Sorry but I heard that there could be complications if you wait too long and if you do it too soon, so I'd like some more experienced opinions on this before I decide. Thanks everyone!
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    What I would do is weigh both of them.

    If they are 80lbs or more then they are safe to breed. If not I say wait a couple more months and check say in December or January. You can still breed into February (depends when you want kids though) so you can give her a little more time if necessary but still have kids by her in the late spring.

    If you weight to long yes they can put on to much weight which causes issues with conceiving OR even during pregnancy. Not always the case it just is a possibility. Same goes for being to young/small.

    It is always good to get oppions. But in the end go with your gut on it ok
     

  3. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    That sounds like a good idea, thanks Stacey! :D I didn't know you could breed until February, looks like I need to do some more research. :shock:
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yup I have bred my dairy girls as late as February and some girls may even cycle into March. It soley depends on the doe. But it is possible. :D
     
  5. fritzie

    fritzie New Member

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    Oct 6, 2007
    TENN
    i agree with stacy it depends on the doe & how you feel. i have only ever bred 2 does to kid as yearlings. i prefer to wait till they are 2 year olds but that is just me. i have never had a problum with waiting until they are 2 but i think it is a personal preference