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Summer is coming to an end and breeding season is soon to be here and I was wondering what is the soonest i can trie to start breeding?
 

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Depends on their age, when they come into heat, and when you want them to kid.
 

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Yep...as soon as they begin their heat cycle...

I have read skipping the first cycle give higher chances of multiples..that the goat lets down more eggs after the first cycle..?? Not sure if this is true but I dont mind skipping a cycle to find out :D Momma likes twins : )
 

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Agreed. Looks like you have dairy goats. Is that correct? Our Nubians have already been in heat twice now and are completely ready for breeding. I would think about what time you want to breed them and watch for heat signs.
 

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Agreed. Looks like you have dairy goats. Is that correct? Our Nubians have already been in heat twice now and are completely ready for breeding. I would think about what time you want to breed them and watch for heat signs.
Ye but Nubians are year round breeders arn't they? Oh and I do have dairy goats
 

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What breed are your dairy goats?
 

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Ye but Nubians are year round breeders arn't they? Oh and I do have dairy goats
Nubians are typically seasonal like the standard dairy breeds ;) The only year-round breeders are Nigerian Dwarfs, Boers, Kikos (I believe), Pygmies, Spanish Meat goats, Myotonics, Kinders.

I do have to add, though, that there are quite a few Nubians who breed year round. But pertaining to my statement, ours tend to be seasonal. :)
 

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Nubians are typically seasonal like the standard dairy breeds ;) The only year-round breeders are Nigerian Dwarfs, Boers, Kikos (I believe), Pygmies, Spanish Meat goats, Myotonics, Kinders.

I do have to add, though, that there are quite a few Nubians who breed year round. But pertaining to my statement, ours tend to be seasonal. :)
And I thought that only Nigerians were year round breeders! I guess I've just never read all that much on meat goats; just dairy.
But I was surprised that your Nubians have already been in heat twice! Our Alpines haven't yet, and I believe I read somewhere or someone told me that the larger dairy breeds can come into heat as early as August, but usually not till September. :shrug:
 
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