hemaprodite

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Graffogefarms, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Graffogefarms

    Graffogefarms New Member

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    Oct 11, 2007
    ireland
    just wondering anyone know the average life span of a hemaprodite. I have heard that it averages 4-7 years. Im concerned because of Gypsy she is 5 about 5 (don't know when) and seems to not be as big and bulky. She is such a spoilt rotten thing. It would break a lot of hearts. She has never been polled, and actually had the hugest horns when we got her - which we took off.
     
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    I sure wish I could tell you something, but I have NO info on that at all. I do know of a lady that says they should be put down right away because of the quality of life they will lead. But on the other hand, she puts down goats for reasons i just do not understand.
    I guess I am going to have to do some research on that. I just would like to know. Let us know if you find out something.
     

  3. Graffogefarms

    Graffogefarms New Member

    343
    Oct 11, 2007
    ireland
    Our hemapro

    are two wonderful ones, and have been great on the harness, taking to it with no training. Though I don't think Gypsy will be able this year. Trouble is people put them down without giving them a chance.
     
  4. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    I am really not sure about the life span but I have some very graphic pics of a hermaphrodite. My friend took them to goat camp with her last year to use as an example...I sold this goat shortly after purchase because it was of no use to me. They can be great teasers and companions but I dont do harness goats so I didnt keep the goat.
     
  5. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Alyssa, being the curious person I am, can you send me those pics? goathappy@gmail.com I've never actually seen a hermaphrodite.
     
  6. Dover Farms

    Dover Farms New Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
    I would like to see the pics too....that way I know what they look like. doverfarms@isp.com Thanks!
     
  7. getchagoat (Julie)

    getchagoat (Julie) New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Waco, KY
    The life span of a hem is no different than any other goat, it just has different parts. Since it has some buck parts, go with a buck's life span.
     
  8. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    id like to see the pictures too. We had a doe that we bought and she ended up being one (vet confirmed) but she didn;t look any different then a normal doe. That does full sister we think produced another one. Sally was prfectly normal looking even ha da couple jr. BDIS awards. But she never did breed. Even when running with several different proven bucks. We tried for five years to get that animal bred to no avail.
    beth
     
  9. Graffogefarms

    Graffogefarms New Member

    343
    Oct 11, 2007
    ireland
  10. Graffogefarms

    Graffogefarms New Member

    343
    Oct 11, 2007
    ireland
    This one should be big girl -
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  11. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Gypsy does look like a bucky wether actually. Is Big Girl a hermaphrodite too?
     
  12. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    I will send these pics out as soon as I get them resized
     
  13. Graffogefarms

    Graffogefarms New Member

    343
    Oct 11, 2007
    ireland
    Anyone who was trying to remember which one Gypsy (rip) was- her pic is above - the black faced one, not the big tog.
     
  14. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Can I see the pics too? lol maybe you should just do a topic on the pics
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    laura she is pictured above ;) the ober looking doe