kidding haircut

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by 4kids, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. 4kids

    4kids New Member

    844
    Jul 21, 2009
    I need to do kidding haircuts soon and could use some tips. I haven't shown yet (someone did the show cut forus for the 4-h fair). I do give my boys haircuts so how hard can it be? When do you do it? Do you use expensive clippers or the Walmart variety? I am the most nervous about the udder area. Jasmine has no use for me touching down there (probably beause I was looking for the udder for so long)

    Tips? :?
     
  2. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    I personally would invest in a good set of clippers and a couple blades. Make sure you buy the spray lubricant and coolant. The Walmart clippers work great for whiskers and around the horn base for disbudding but that's about it.

    Jess
    Faint-Hearted Ranch
    www.faintheartedranch.net
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Oster Golden A5 are hardy clippers as are the Andis AGC super 2 speed.

    I have both and i like them for my dog grooming business and for the goats.

    they have metal attachements - the #10 blade is what you want for face and legs (you can do the whole body too) and thats what it comes with but I suggest you get a couple extra blades as they get hot quickly.

    A quick and money saving way to lubricate and cool your blades even when clipping is lamp oil


    you will want a #40 blade for the udder


    now since its real cold out I wouldnt clip much of the udder and body on does kidding anytime soon.
     
  4. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I have an Andis clippers I bought when I was working in grooming; works great. I use a number 10 blade (comes with it) for close trims, like the udder.
     
  5. 4kids

    4kids New Member

    844
    Jul 21, 2009
    Due to it being so cold here should I just forgo the kidding haircut and just do a quick bottom clean up after kidding?
     
  6. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I don't plan on clipping Hope's udder this year, just too cold. At least not until I start milking.
     
  7. 4kids

    4kids New Member

    844
    Jul 21, 2009
    And you are in Texas? Wow! I really shouldn't then. It is freezing here in CT!
     
  8. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I'm sure Hope would be fine but then I think...how would I like my milk jugs to be exposed to the freezing cold? I probably wouldn't like it!

    :laugh:
     
  9. 4kids

    4kids New Member

    844
    Jul 21, 2009
    very good point!!!!
     
  10. myfainters

    myfainters New Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    Lancaster, CA
    :ROFL: :slapfloor:

    Jess
    Faint-Hearted Ranch
    www.faintheartedranch.net
     
  11. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    I always give mine birthing cuts- even in Feb of last year.
    It just keeps everything A LOT cleaner and its also easier for the kids to nurse
    OH and its also easier to see changes in the udder while you are waiting for kiddos

    I usually do mine around day 140- and I have a set of Oster A5 and I just bought a pair of Andis AGC clippers LOVE LOVE LOVVVE them!
     
  12. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    i shave udders 1 1/2" and do around the tail on mine, keeps clean and kids arent sucking on hair. lol
     
  13. pelicanacresMN

    pelicanacresMN New Member

    you might want to clip the the tail area so everything doesn't goo up there at least. Buy the best clippers you can get. I tried buying 2 cheap brands & they were useless! I now have the Andis AGC 2 speed & it is one of the best things I've purchased. I believe I have a #10 blade & a #30.
    For show time, it is suggested to clip white goats 1 to 2 days before showing & clip black or darker colored goats 1 week before show.
     
  14. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Here is a picture of Calista with her birthing cut the day I did it (140 or so?)- now mind you she kidded in Mid April so it was plenty warm
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    When its cold out I dont do quite as much area- just the tail and the udder- you can do a 15 blade and it wont be super super short- when clipping udders for show use a 30 or 40
     
  15. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Here's how much i trimmed Dorcas. She kidding Feb 2nd. And it was FREEZING out!!

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  16. 4kids

    4kids New Member

    844
    Jul 21, 2009
    Is the udder sensitive for them when I trim it? I certainly don't want to nick it! Any other tips? Do you shave in an upward motion or with hair growth? thanks
     
  17. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    I trim but don't clean shave. We leave a little hair during this time of year. We do it around day 140 too.
     
  18. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you wont nick it with a 10 blade. against the grain is the most common. you can try with the grain but not sure how effective that will be on an udder
     
  19. 4kids

    4kids New Member

    844
    Jul 21, 2009
    Okay- I took your advice and ordered the Andis today with the 10 blade.
     
  20. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    You will love it! It cuts soo nicely- its quiet and doesnt get too hot when you use it alot
    I cant wait to use mine! I borrowed one from someone once and ever since I have wanted one!