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This may sound silly, but can you band the extra nipples so they won't be in the way of nursing? I suppose its possible this can be passed on to her kids? It just figures, she's my nicest doe. She's a true pet!
 

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those aren't fish teats, its just four teats. Fish teats actually spring off of the main teat.

Most of our boers have four teats and actually most of them do work, which is kind of handy sometimes :lol: But the majority of extra teats do not produce milk.
 

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I have a doe that looks just like that so after she kidded, I wanted to know if they were functional or not also and I was able to get milk out of all of them. If she ever has tripletts then at least there will be plenty of spigots. :)
 

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I have a doe that was born wit ha fish teat. I had her mother and father for years, and none of them or down the line had it, so I wonder if it is hereditary. The doe I have with it is Diva, and she has kidded twice and none of those does have it. Her fist teat DOES produce milk. I have noticed that the babies like that side better because they get a lot more milk while they nurse.
Yes I did sell her (waiting for her to wean her baby). Yes we were disqualified in the ring, (I just wanted the judges opinion of her besides the teat). The lady that bought her knows about the teat and she said she is not breeding her, she just want the fiber. (of course she had award winning fiber, but I had to sell her because of the teat).
 

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I am not sure if boer does are dis-qualified fot it. I think it is acceptable, but not prefered in the US.
(I did hear a rumor that it was bred FOR elsewhere, but I don't do boers, so not sure.)
http://www.appalachianboerbreeders.com/standards.htm

"A doe should have a well-developed udder which is firmly attached, not hanging low with

pendulous teats. Boer goats were developed to produce multiple kids. For this reason South

African producers selectively bred them to have more than the two teats that other goats have in

order to feed triplets and quadruplets. One or more functional teats on each side are acceptable.

A split teat is acceptable if it is not joined for more that 50% of its length."
 
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