Doelings vs Bucklings

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by QualityCaprine, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. QualityCaprine

    QualityCaprine New Member

    Nov 24, 2007
    I have no idea if this is right or not, but it seems that there is a
    pattern to my buckling and doeling ratio per kidding. Does that fill
    up a day or two before freshening always have the doelings and the
    ones that fill during or after kidding always have the bucklings. Does
    anyone know or have an opinion on this? Thanks!

    Quality Caprine Dairy Goats
    Shelly Lienemann
    Lyman, Nebraska
    (308) 247-2620
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Never noticed the udder filling differently but I can always count on my girls alternating each freshening! Previous kiddings have always been sired by Hank and each of my 3 does would alternate, first it was boys, then girls then boys and so on, this time it was Hank and Chief and so far I've gotten 2 does from Hank and 3 bucks from Chief! 2 does to go though sired by each. We'll see if it holds to the alternating though 1 is a FF.

  3. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Nope, never had one wait till after kidding to fill so I can't offer any comparison there. I've had some really buck kiddings and here lately some doe kiddings.
  4. cjpup

    cjpup New Member

    Dec 1, 2007
    I wonder if its got something to do with the weather?

    Last year, my does were all bred in the winter and kidded in the summer with LOTS of does. This year, they were bred in Summer and birthing now and so far Ive had 3 bucks and a doe. :shrug: