Brown kids hair Turning silver? Pics in post

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by B.yusko, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. B.yusko

    B.yusko Member

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    Jan 5, 2019
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    Attached are pics of my 11wk old Nigerian dwarf buck (currently and some to reference from when he was younger.)

    He started having silver hair sprout randomly within last few days, I did treat both my goats for lice which are now gone about a week ago (with cylence 1mL to neck/back) could this be from that?
    Or could it be natural beucase he is maturing?
    Could it be from him having his first shedding since Florida is finally done with the little cold spell we had?
    Mineral Deficiency? (Just changed to new minerals yesterday)
    Or do you think it could be something worse?

    It’s only the one spot on upper back and some on his upper neck.

    Much appreciated :)
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  2. spidy1

    spidy1 Well-Known Member

    possibly moon spots?
     
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  3. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    How old? What minerals are you feeding?
     
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  4. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Kids do change colour, sometimes drastically. If his skin is OK at the area of the spots, then he looks OK to me.
     
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  5. B.yusko

    B.yusko Member

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    Jan 5, 2019
    Florida
    That would be best case scenario so I hope so!
     
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  6. B.yusko

    B.yusko Member

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    Skin looks good ! There’s only one spot on the black that has a little less hair but nothing crazy
     
  7. B.yusko

    B.yusko Member

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    11wks, wind and rain all seasons
     
  8. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    It looks to like he's always had them I can see them in the younger pictures of him. You might just be noticing them now because he's getting darker and they are getting lighter. I would say they are moon spots.
     
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  9. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    It is just white hairs. No moonspots. There is a name for having white hairs throughout but I can't think of it.
     
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  10. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    In horses that word would be roan. I don't know the colour rules for goats?
     
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  11. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    Agouti?
     
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  12. B.yusko

    B.yusko Member

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    I can kinda see in the first pic of him as a baby but it is so hard to tell !
     
  13. B.yusko

    B.yusko Member

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    Whatever they are called I’m happy with as long as he’s healthy :clapping:

    Thanks everyone ! :)
     
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  14. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    Can I shear a few pictures of a doeling that I had the same experience with?
     
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  15. SonRise Acres

    SonRise Acres Active Member

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    Apr 23, 2018
    He could just be coming into his color. I have a buck and one doe that you almost can’t tell they are the same ones born. LOL.
     
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  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Sometimes you have to wait for a shed out before you know true color too. ;)
     
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  17. B.yusko

    B.yusko Member

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    Jan 5, 2019
    Florida
    Yes please !!
     
  18. B.yusko

    B.yusko Member

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    Florida
    Do you have any pictures you could share? :)
     
  19. SonRise Acres

    SonRise Acres Active Member

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    I wish I did. My little buck was totally brown. I loved the color he was. Eventually he became totally white with some smudges of brown on his head.

    My tri-color babies are notorious for adding white and silver (all have a silver father). They start off looking one way and white or silver hairs begin to become more and they end up with different markings due to it. They have always stayed tri-color but their markings change due to the white or silver hairs.
     
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  20. B.yusko

    B.yusko Member

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    At
    what age did you notice they started doing their changes? Haha