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I'm trying to find a nice registered lamancha buck but not having any luck and it's getting to where time is ticking. I have a Boer buck that i used last year. Throws nice crossbred kids but i want some purebred dairy kids this year. I did find a very nice alpine buck for a reasonable price.

Am I further ahead to just use the Boer since he's already here? Or could I sell crossbred dairy kids (could be registered as experimental) if I bought the Alpine buck?

What would you do?
 

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If there are a lot of shows in your area, it wouldn't hurt to do the dairy experimentals. Also if there are people who just want milk and trying to keep costs down and want full dairy.
 

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See I have terrible luck so these are the things I ask myself before I settle on something, because it never fails I NEED a buck, I settle on something and my dream buck comes along.
If you buy the dairy boy do you have room for what you REALLY want?
Is this guy cheap enough that you can still buy one when it comes up? Or can you turn around and sell him ASAP and get your money back if the one comes along?
On one hand I say go for the dairy, I think you will be able to sell the kids for better money then the Boer cross. But on the other hand the Boer is bought and paid for and you don’t have to dip into your dream buck fund to have him breed your does.
So I guess if I were you, I had the room and the money to buy that dream buck if he comes along then I wouldn’t think twice about buying the dairy boy. But it’s also going to suck if you do use your Boer and not buy the dairy guy and your lamancha doesn’t come along until next year. Honestly I’m a mess with big decisions like this lol this is why I don’t go to the casino and gamble lol
 

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See I have terrible luck so these are the things I ask myself before I settle on something, because it never fails I NEED a buck, I settle on something and my dream buck comes along.
If you buy the dairy boy do you have room for what you REALLY want?
Is this guy cheap enough that you can still buy one when it comes up? Or can you turn around and sell him ASAP and get your money back if the one comes along?
On one hand I say go for the dairy, I think you will be able to sell the kids for better money then the Boer cross. But on the other hand the Boer is bought and paid for and you don't have to dip into your dream buck fund to have him breed your does.
So I guess if I were you, I had the room and the money to buy that dream buck if he comes along then I wouldn't think twice about buying the dairy boy. But it's also going to suck if you do use your Boer and not buy the dairy guy and your lamancha doesn't come along until next year. Honestly I'm a mess with big decisions like this lol this is why I don't go to the casino and gamble lol
This is so me. Lol. Honestly I have one buck fund to use. So no, if I buy the alpine and miraculously a lamancha comes around I would be s.o.l. unless I could get rid of him quick. But I like March/April kids, not summer kids, so I'm running out of time even if the dream lamancha did come around.

But I do have room, and I could probably sell him before next breeding season. Or have my fund rebuilt by next year so I could shop again and have space to make sure I got my money back out of the alpine.

I also have an alpine/lamancha recorded grade to breed but you can't breed up with alpine, can you? Not sure how that works for sure. I know if I bred her to a lamancha and had does I could register them as long as their ears were good.

Other option is a sub par lamancha buck but I think I'd rather have a recorded grade with good conformation than an ugly purebred.
 

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You can breed up, but with lamanchas, you have to watch the ears. Airplane ears are not part of any standard except experimental. (Recorded grade, etc).

What part of the world are you in? If by chance, NE Ohio, I have a beautiful 5 month old Lamancha buck that is looking for a new home.
 
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