Doeling size

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by Maggie, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Maggie

    Maggie New Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Floyd, Va
    How much would you expect a 4 month old FB Boer doeling to weigh?
     
  2. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    If a twin, about half her dams weight. If trip, about a third of dam weight.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    weaning age .....Average weight... is 65 to 70 lbs....
     
  4. Perfect7

    Perfect7 New Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    South Georgia
    Some of the breeders have come out with a lighter, slimmer boer goat that seems to be popular in the show ring. They have long necks with no rolls, thin legs and a long, thinner build. If her parents were the new tubular version, she may weigh less than the original breed standard boers???
    We just bought a 12-wk-old doeling with her half brother who was born 3 days after her. He weighs 56 lbs and she weighs 42 lbs. She's a little chunk and heavy boned, but she's also pretty short in height and length. She was too cute for me to not buy her. :laugh: