Can you tell a goats age

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by Frozenloc2, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Frozenloc2

    Frozenloc2 New Member

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    Jan 12, 2008
    Northern Maryland
    How can you tell the age of a goat? We tell these things with horses and such by teeth so is it the same for goats? I usually guesstimate from horn growth but thats ok until their horns stop growing or have been disbudded. I'm pertaining to pygmy's have that matters
     
  2. jBlaze

    jBlaze New Member

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    Oct 9, 2007
    Oregon

  3. Frozenloc2

    Frozenloc2 New Member

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    Jan 12, 2008
    Northern Maryland
    Thank you but that is dissapointing that its a guessing game after 5 years old.
     
  4. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Now, do not take that as 100%. Yes it is used as a general idea. I have a 8 year old doe that has only 4 adult teeth, and i have seen 4 year old goats still with their baby teeth. SO Yes those are very rare, but it does happen.
     
  5. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Holly is 2 and has 3 adult teeth. :) She's a mature lady