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Well, hello. :laugh: As you know, I raise Nigerians, and love the breed. But while my family's aim is to have enough milk while enjoying those little firecrackers, we have discovered we love the meat as well. It can be hard to find high quality meat, and certainly nothing compares to your own. My mom and I are playing with the idea of buying a meat doe to breed to our Nigerian bucks, producing kids that will be very well loved, then harvested.

I would want a doe that wasn't too large, possibly a fainting goat, but I am open to other breeds as well. The doe herself would be a pet. Does anyone know of any breeders in NJ, or of a registry I could look into?

Thanks! :D
 

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I would go with myotonic or savanna. Both are mid size and meaty. I like myotonics... theyd be fun!
 

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I was thinking myotonic! I heard they have cute personalities too. Know of any breeders? I looked through the directory and am searching registries now.
 

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I don't know any except for one in Texas and I would have to ask a friend what her name is. I know she has nice goats though lol. Boer myotonics are nice too but if they get boer height they'd be hard for a nigerian to breed.

I want a fainter so bad. But I don't have enough land for multiple breeds ... or enough time or money lol
 

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I'll be adding a boer % doe to my herd tomorrow. Might try keeping a wether to butcher next year.... Not sure though!
 

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We love our boers... I'm starting to breed my own show goats now but we plan to raise cull kids for meat.
 

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If I could find a boer/pygmy, I would be very happy. :laugh:
I have been seeing quite a few bores on The NH CL... Don know if your willing to travel that far though...
 

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If I could find a boer/pygmy, I would be very happy. :laugh:
Check craigslist! I see them all the time here in NC. Also, a pure pygmy may be a good option. They are pretty meaty but won't put much size to kids.
 

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So you want a huge barrel chested goat on short stubby legs? :laugh:
That's what I have pictured lol. Although one of does has look and she's, to my knowledge, full boer.
 

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I agree a pygmy could be a good option... Our pygmies are very meaty.
 

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I know! Sydney, I'm not sure I was a pure-bred pygmy, I think I want something just a tad larger.
 

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I know! Sydney, I'm not sure I was a pure-bred pygmy, I think I want something just a tad larger.
Oh, I was suggesting the Pygmy doe as your meat breed doe.
 

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Yep! And they're wonderful, but I want something just a little bit bigger than the Nigerians ... we'll be keeping her and harvesting her kids, so I'd like the kids to be meatier than our usual Nigerian wethers. :)
 
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