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I'll be selling my doelings from this year pretty soon... my problem is i dont know how much i should sell them for so that i'm being fair to the buyers but also not selling them too cheap haha

I have 4 unregistered Alpines that were all born first week or April so are 3 months old......and i have no idea what price i should list them as... anyone know what 3 month old Alpine doelings are worth?

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Another question, I'll also be selling a 3 year old doe but.... i need to wait a while. Her kids always suck her down so dry she gets really skinny... her hair gets dull, and she doesnt fatten up or get her summer coat until all her kids are off the property. it doesnt help to separate because it works her up so much they just need to be gone. Now, right now, no one would buy her. Her hair is all dull colored and matted down, and she is kinda skinny. She never gets her summer coat until the kids are gone, so its not like she lost her coat or anything. Idk what i can do while her kids are here to fix her up... any suggestions??

Here are some pics, the quality is kinda bad, sorry, and the bottom one her face is blurry but u can kinda see how on her back the hair isnt nice at all.
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Have you looked on your local Craigslist to see what other goats are selling for?
kinda, cuz i'm looking for goats to buy as well, but the thing is, most of the goats for sale around here are registered boars and nigerian dwarfs.... there really arent any Alpines for sale and mine dont compare to those, but idk how much less they're worth than those. I've seen a couple Alpine bucks go up for sale in the last few weeks and they were both listed at $200..one was 3 years, one was 6 months, but none of that helps me with my doelings...
 

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They're pretty. What do you hope to get for them? How fast do they need to sell?
if you aren't in a huge hurry, You can always start a little higher and see how they sell..if not, know your low price.
 

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They're pretty. What do you hope to get for them? How fast do they need to sell?
if you aren't in a huge hurry, You can always start a little higher and see how they sell..if not, know your low price.
Well, any time now. I wnat them to go to good homes, but i'm also looking to add to my herd so it would prolly be best if they were gone before i added. i dont really know what i hope to get for them..... Last year i had one and i sold her for $180 when she was 6 months old. I sold her to a friend.. I had her on craigslist for over 2 months and had several people asking about her but they all never responded when i replied to them. . . . I'm thinking that was prolly too high but maybe not? i really dont know..
Did you look in different areas within the state?
yea. no alpines.
 

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Check LSN for your area should give you a starting point. Around here Bottle babies seem to be the next big thing bringing north of 225 each.
 

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The doe looks like she may need deworming and mineral supplements. How is her FAMACHA? Was she dewormed when she kidded? What has she had for minerals the past few months?
i'll see if i can get a dewormer. i dont know how to check her famacha.. .
 

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What are you selling them for? Pets? Dairy? If dairy, include any milk history you know like how much mom gave.
Try to get some good pictures that show conformation. They are very pretty, but If they aren't registered and don't have any milking history, I can't imagine them going for over $150. If you can find a market, maybe $200. Good luck!

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Now, right now, no one would buy her. Her hair is all dull colored and matted down, and she is kinda skinny. She never gets her summer coat until the kids are gone, so its not like she lost her coat or anything. Idk what i can do while her kids are here to fix her up... any suggestions??
Calf manna, Black Oil Sunflower Seeds, dyne, or wheat germ oil would be things you could try.
 

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What are you selling them for? Pets? Dairy? If dairy, include any milk history you know like how much mom gave.
Try to get some good pictures that show conformation. They are very pretty, but If they aren't registered and don't have any milking history, I can't imagine them going for over $150. If you can find a market, maybe $200. Good luck!

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pets, they're my 4H project so they're really nothing special as far as udders and dairy production. 3 of the 4's mom has the weakest udder of my 3 does. her daughter, who is 16 months has a better udder than her after kidding once..soo.....
 

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I listed them on Craigslist for $150. If i have to i'll lower the price but i'm hoping i can get that for them.
 

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how do i feed those to her? like what ammounts/how often?
Calf Manna you can mix into her feed or top dress. I've feed up to a cup of it to help my does gain weight.

BOSS (black oil sunflower seeds) I've heard you shouldn't exceed two tablespoons, but I recently tossed that idea out and doubled it to a 1/4 cup and my does coats have never looked better.

Dyne is a syrupy liquid that you can either top dress or mix into her feed or drench it to her if she doesn't like the taste. That is three tbsp split into three times a day, I believe, but it says the dosage on the bottle.

Wheat Germ oil is one tsp a day, again top dress or mix it in.

All of these things you can give until she shows improvement or as long as she needs them.

I'd try one or two of these things at a time and of course introduce something like the calf manna or the BOSS slowly. Daily probiotics can help unthrifty does. I'd also maybe give her weekly replamin for three weeks, to rule out that it was a mineral problem. I have also taken to at least twice a week offering a bucket of electrolytes to encourage water consumption and give extra vitamins. Getting a fecal done on her would be a good idea too, if you haven't. Best of luck to you! Some does take a lot to get back in good condition, so be patient. 😉
 

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True Craigslist story: Had a buddy of mine that wanted to get rid of a buck. He put it on craigslist for $75 hoping for a quick sale. After weeks of not being able to sell it, he gave it to a relative who listed it on craigslist for $200. He received several calls and sold it almost immediately. So you never know. Good luck selling yours. I think the $150 asking price is a good place to start. Maybe offer a discount for buying more than one.
 

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True Craigslist story: Had a buddy of mine that wanted to get rid of a buck. He put it on craigslist for $75 hoping for a quick sale. After weeks of not being able to sell it, he gave it to a relative who listed it on craigslist for $200. He received several calls and sold it almost immediately. So you never know. Good luck selling yours. I think the $150 asking price is a good place to start. Maybe offer a discount for buying more than one.
oh wow! yea, its all about timing haha last year i was looking for a buck and i saw some good deals and expensive alpine bucks on there, but i wasnt ready to buy one before selling my doeling so i didnt buy any of those, but then couldnt find one for a while after that and it was getting later in fall so i ended up paying a little more for one than i would have liked, just cuz i was desperate 😂
 

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So..your 4H club doesn't provide you information on managing goat parasites? I'm so sorry to hear that. They should be teaching you about FAMACHA and which dewormers to use etc. If they were not dewormed at kidding time, I would strongly suggest a fecal analysis sooner than later. Have the kids that you listed for sale ever been dewormed?

It's easy to find a video on YouTube to teach you FAMACHA
 
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