Feeding time!

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by TheMixedBag, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    Threw out the first alfalfa this morning. Jenny was a talker again, and Maverick behaved himself with the other two when he saw I had a big stick :laugh:

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    Thought you might want to see the awesomeness that is his squiggly horns before they're chopped off.

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    I have never seen another saanen with those black spots...

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    Think someone still wants to think they're a kid?
     
  2. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

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    Oct 3, 2010
    Maine
    hmm, I have never seen a goat with black spots on their ears since this post! My Saanen has them.

    This is my doe Clarice.
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    This is Clarice and her pal Mook - I didnt name either of them. And yes Mook they are both does, I have had many people tell me they look like bucks or are bucks.
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  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    they look to be happily enjoying their food

    watch those hay nets though -- I have heard of friends goats dying because they got stuck in the nets
     
  4. Polarhug

    Polarhug New Member

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    Jul 1, 2010
    Southcentral Alaska
    Cool horns! Are you taking them off with the banding method?
     
  5. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    They're supervised with the net, and so far, he hasn't even almost gotten stuck.

    I'm having a vet saw them with a cauterizing circular saw thingy (so professional-sounding, I know).
     
  6. Hush Hills Fainters

    Hush Hills Fainters New Member

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    Oct 27, 2010
    Sweet little goaties...I do love the spots...
     
  7. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Very pretty goaties!
    Mavericks horns look alot like my first bucks, my Skippy was "disbudded" with the paste and while his wether brothers horns didn't grow, Skippy's "scurs" grew into a massive but irregular set of horns. I have a pic somewhere as it's been 7 years since he was sold.

    I think the spots on your doe look neat! I'm pretty sure it's because of her skin pigment and genetics...my Angel has spots too but they didn't appear til she was well over a year old.
     
  8. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    All the does at her breeder's have skin spots, but she's the only one that had them on the hair, too. Her sire doesn't have any pigmentation anywhere, so it had to come from her dam, who's pretty light on the skin spots.
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Love the goats.... :love: :thumb: I agree... be careful with the nets.... :hug:
     
  10. Paige

    Paige Senior Member

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    Oct 14, 2010
    ohio
    Cute goats! Reg. saanens are aloud to have spots on their skin but not on their hair. If a saanen has any color at all then it is called a Sable and now as of last year (I think) they are also a registered breed.
     
  11. TheMixedBag

    TheMixedBag The Hoofcare and Repro specialist

    Oct 16, 2010
    Glencoe, OK
    She's registered as a grade saanen anyways, so I'm not sure how much ADGA would really care about the hair spots.
     
  12. DebMc

    DebMc Member

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    Dec 10, 2009
    Nice goats. I like the freckles. They add character. I had an Angora X Saanen and her body was freckled throughout (skin only), pink with a jillion black spots. After sheering, I had to keep a shirt on her to protect her pink skin from ultraviolet exposure. :)

    Deb Mc