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What does fishtailing and fadding mean and how do you tell I noticed someone said a doe was doing this an needed copper ?
 

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fading is when the color gets dull, easy to tell on a black goat because they will get red looking. Fishtailing is when they lose hair on their tail in manner where the tail hair splits and looks like a fishtail. All goats need copper, some are able to get enough from their loose mineral, feed, and natural environment and some need a supplement usually given in the form of a copper bolus.
 

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Yes that is a sign of copper deficiency..Fish tail is whenthe tip of the tail (bone) is bald and the hair onthe end is flared out, like a paint bresh you shake out...
Fading means..a dark color like black will turn red...here is a link to hep you understand more

http://www.saanendoah.com/copper1.html

we copper bolus our goats 2-3 times a year as needed and also provide loose minerals that have enough copper in it.
 

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Thanks so much for the info !!
 
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