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I am trying to figure out if the buck my hubby brought home is too big for our little nanny.
Is there a size difference i need to be worried about? He's supposed to be a fainting goat (but hasnt 'fainted' since he was little) and she's a pigmy goat but the size of a small/medium dog.

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I have raised fainters/ myotonics. They are slower maturing. I would not breed any doeling until she is 1 year old. My Buck was larger than my does, but he threw 4 to 5 lb babies. Smaller if twins or triplets. My buck is 4 years old ,and still faints hard. All my does fainted also.
 

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So I looked it up and the average birth weight on a ND is 2 pounds (of course singles and multiples vary along with management) and the average myotonic is 4 pounds, and of course depending on a few factors. So that is double, before we even take into consideration he might be mixed with anything from a Nigerian to a boer.
 
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