DNA results are in.

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by gwith, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. gwith

    gwith Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2014
    Weatherford, Tx
    I really wanted to do this Jerry Springer style, but that was too much work.

    We have a doe that we had in the breed pen with a buck starting at the beginning of August 2017. On August 8 a different buck broke in there with them. The doe was really in heat on that day. On December 31, 2017 we had two does born. I just had them DNA tested and the kids have different dads. They look a little different and the one that looks better is from our new buck that we were trying to breed to.

    So, you guys are always right. Twin goats can be born from two different dads.

    We have DNA out for one more set of kids. I really need to strengthen that fence.
  2. Dwarf Dad

    Dwarf Dad Well-Known Member

    I had no idea that could happen. Thank you for sharing.
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  3. groovyoldlady

    groovyoldlady Goat Crazy!

    Jul 21, 2011
    Central Maine
    Wow...That's GROOVY!!!!
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  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yes. That happened to me before too.
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  5. Goat_Scout

    Goat_Scout Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2017
    That's amazing! Do you have pictures of these kids and their sires? :p
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  6. gwith

    gwith Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2014
    Weatherford, Tx
    I can get pictures. The main difference is the length of body. The new buck we are using is much longer bodied than the other.
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  7. Lstein

    Lstein Well-Known Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    North Dakota
    This is news to me too. I had no idea that that was a goat thing, thought it was only dogs......
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  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    That is something else, isn't it.
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  9. MadCatX

    MadCatX Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    Okay hold up ----so Dam get bred by Buck 1...while Dam is pregnant...buck 2 jumps fence and breeds her...she can have a baby from buck 1 and a baby from buck 2 at the same time?
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  10. Miller'sLostGoat

    Miller'sLostGoat Active Member

    Apr 26, 2018
    Doe in heat was bred on same day from 2 different bucks. One sperm from buck one succeeded and one sperm from buck 2 made it.
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  11. Goatzrule

    Goatzrule Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    New England
    Thats crazy, id like pictures. Should make them famous. I would really like to see more research on this. If this could be developed this could be awesome for the future of livestock genetics
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  12. wifeof1

    wifeof1 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2016
    Boulevard, CA
    It happened at our farm 4 times this year. Oberhasli Doe kidded a Lamancha buckling and Boer Doeling.
    Oberhasli Doe kidded, Toggenburg doeling and Guernsey doeling.
    LaMancha doe kidded Toggenburg buck and elf ear Guernsey.
    And Oberhasli Doe kidded, Toggenburg Doeling and Guernsey Buckling.
    Lesson learned. Don't leave husband alone with goats.
  13. wifeof1

    wifeof1 Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2016
    Boulevard, CA
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    They first 2 are twins. The 2nd 2 are twins, and the 3rd 2 are twins. I don't have pictures of the 4th set of twins.
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  14. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    These two were twins with different sires their Dam was a full blood alpine. I pictured the sires.

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  15. Ranger1

    Ranger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2014
    Last fall I AI’d a doe that was living in the pen with the buck, and got one AI sired kid, and one live breeding sired kid.
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  16. MadCatX

    MadCatX Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    mind blown
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  17. margaret

    margaret merryoaks

    Aug 30, 2013
    That is so cool! I'll admit I'd be tempted to try that to try out 2 different breeding options at once:D
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  18. Nigerian dwarf goat

    Nigerian dwarf goat Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    cool!!!! never knew that could happen!!
  19. NigerianNewbie

    NigerianNewbie Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Central NC
    MadCatX is having the pygmy Ibex getting more real after reading this?
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  20. Maureen Harmon

    Maureen Harmon Active Member

    Jul 19, 2017
    Peru, NY
    Dogs and cats can have litters with 2 different dads, why not goats??
    I had a dog that was impregnated by two different boy-os. She actually had two different due dates! Mind you, they were due within 48 hours of each other....