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It's not too early to start a waiting thread, is it?? :D

We have 3 does due early December. Just 6 more weeks! All 3 are bred to our ennobled buck RNSH Mr. Rich. I'm excited to finally get some kids out of him!

We had 4 solid reds, 2 traditionals and 1 paint from these 3 last kidding... :rolleyes: And the daddy was a paint.... We'll probably get all paints with Rich then!! (hoping) :p He's traditional.

I'm guessing Cosmo has 3+, Poli has 3 and Star has 2-3.

Cosmo: 12/8
Poli (paint with socks): 12/11
Star (dapple): 12/11

Last pic is Poli and her 7 month old daughter. :)
 

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Like father like son, Darlin has a couple due the same time, a mother daughter team.
We can have a contest on who has the purdiest babies.:D
 

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Oh my, they already look ready to give birth at any time!
 

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Quick question, how do you get their horns to look so nice? When we got my Boer doe, her horns were dry and really terrible looking. There were 'layers' missing, cracked, etc. Now that she is here, they are getting better. I am assuming lack of minerals/proper feed?
 

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Quick question, how do you get their horns to look so nice? When we got my Boer doe, her horns were dry and really terrible looking. There were 'layers' missing, cracked, etc. Now that she is here, they are getting better. I am assuming lack of minerals/proper feed?
Definitely a mineral deficiency. Are you in a selenium deficient area?

Also what you can do is put a little bit of mineral oil in their horns periodically.
 

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It could also be her age and growing stage. All of our goats' horns did that when they were young (3-5 months?). Some more than others. Your doe is older than that though right?

Before shows when their horns were peeling off a little, we would take a piece of sandpaper and rub it on the rough spots. Then we'd put vegetable oil on the horns and they would improve greatly and look tons better!
 

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Thanks guys! Sorry to hijack the thread. Yeah, she's 9 months old now. I will try the mineral oil. I don't know if we are selenium deficient in this area or not..
 

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Sydney we are selenium def up here & feed good loose minerals but they still get peeling horns while they are growing.;)
 
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