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Hi! I am new on here, at least new as a member, have been reading posts for awhile. I need some assistance in tattooing ADGA kids. I get the general 'gist' and have read the ADGA link on tattooing but it still doesn't make sense to me. For whatever reason, lol. So I was assigned a three letter tattooing code, let's say ABC. So how do I go about utilizing that in my tattooing? would it be ABC1? Just don't get it. Thanks!

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No knowledge about ADGA to send your way. I just want to welcome you to the group and say hope to see more post from you. What types of goats do you have?

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No knowledge about ADGA to send your way. I just want to welcome you to the group and say hope to see more post from you. What types of goats do you have?

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Thank you! We love that spot for family pictures :) I have 4 nigerians, 1 lamancha, 1 alpine, 1 nubian and currently 1 lamancha buckling that was just born Monday, but he won't be staying. What about you?
 

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2 Nigerians and 1 mini Alpine, all wethers. Another member in the group once playfully referred to my little herd as a monkhood. It so fits them and I really like that nickname alot. Lately, instead of the phrase, need to "whatever" with or for the goats, its with or for the monkhood now.
All of yours are dairy as well. Do you milk, make soap, cheese and other dairy products?
 

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Welcome to the forum! Another hello with no help for you, all we have are pets.
 
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Ok, say your assigned sequence is ABC. So any goat born on your farm that you plan to register, you'd tattoo ABC in the goat's right ear.

In the left ear, you put the goat's individual identifier. It's up to you what to use, but ADGA usually has a preferred letter for each year, and then you'd put the kid's number. For this year, ADGA's preferred letter is "L." So the first kid would be L1, then L2, and so on.
 

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2 Nigerians and 1 mini Alpine, all wethers. Another member in the group once playfully referred to my little herd as a monkhood. It so fits them and I really like that nickname alot. Lately, instead of the phrase, need to "whatever" with or for the goats, its with or for the monkhood now.
All of yours are dairy as well. Do you milk, make soap, cheese and other dairy products?
Yes we do lots of dairy products. I haven't gotten into soap yet, I have 2 human children, 1 and 2 haha so haven't quite had the time!!

And I LOVE the name!! :) :) The monkhood is absolutely fitting and hilarious!
 

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Ok, say your assigned sequence is ABC. So any goat born on your farm that you plan to register, you'd tattoo ABC in the goat's right ear.

In the left ear, you put the goat's individual identifier. It's up to you what to use, but ADGA usually has a preferred letter for each year, and then you'd put the kid's number. For this year, ADGA's preferred letter is "L." So the first kid would be L1, then L2, and so on.
That makes perfect sense. I have never had it explained so clearly lol thank you. How do you find what the preferred letter for the year is? I am assuming you just kind of keep track or do they post it somewhere?

Thank you SO much for your help, that answered my question exactly. Do you have a recommendation for a tattooing tool?
 

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Welcome Courtney ! Your paper work should have the letter indicating the year some where in the instructions. I have some registered Nubians but its been a while since I got them registered and don't remember exactly where the "aliphatic" letter is in the instructions. But I am an ole fart so my forgetfulness is expected. :)
 

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Welcome Courtney ! Your paper work should have the letter indicating the year some where in the instructions. I have some registered Nubians but its been a while since I got them registered and don't remember exactly where the "aliphatic" letter is in the instructions. But I am an ole fart so my forgetfulness is expected. :)
Lol I will have to check there! And thanks for replying!
 

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2 Nigerians and 1 mini Alpine, all wethers. Another member in the group once playfully referred to my little herd as a monkhood. It so fits them and I really like that nickname alot. Lately, instead of the phrase, need to "whatever" with or for the goats, its with or for the monkhood now.
All of yours are dairy as well. Do you milk, make soap, cheese and other dairy products?
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I've got pet wethers! So no help. But I followed your instagram! I'm @goatlifegoodlife. I consult with people on natural goat care - one crazy goat lady to another, feel free to reach out anytime!
 

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How do you find what the preferred letter for the year is?
Not gonna lie- I usually forget and have to go back to the ADGA website to check! I think it's on the main page somewhere.

For the tattoo set, I use the one Jeffer's sells. Not the more expensive Stone one, just the house brand one. I actually have two. One for my herd sequence, since that's always the same, and one for the individual kid numbers. Even with just a small handful of kids a year, it was a pain having to switch back and forth when I just had the one set. Also this way I have an extra set of letters/numbers, which has been handy.
 

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Not gonna lie- I usually forget and have to go back to the ADGA website to check! I think it's on the main page somewhere.

For the tattoo set, I use the one Jeffer's sells. Not the more expensive Stone one, just the house brand one. I actually have two. One for my herd sequence, since that's always the same, and one for the individual kid numbers. Even with just a small handful of kids a year, it was a pain having to switch back and forth when I just had the one set. Also this way I have an extra set of letters/numbers, which has been handy.
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