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Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by countryboy, Dec 19, 2008.
How long after the doe has the babies till she can be bred again?
dairy, fiber or meat?
i breed my nigerians once a year cause i milk.. but i generally wait 7 to 8 months to rebreed
for boers.. if they can stay in condition, you can breed 4 months after
but most only breed once a year
for dairy goats you usually breed every fall/winter with them kidding in the spring.
if you have nigerian dwarfs dairy goats they can breed all year round so you can breed whenever. I like to have them kid once a year and in the spring so I tend to breed in November -January and then repeat that the following year.
You can breed say in the spring and then have falling kiddings too.
I have boers and I have breed them back at 4 months . My FF I give them 5-6 depending on the shape they are in . Sometimes with twins they can get what I call run down . I guess the same way a person mom would with twins sucking on her .I have 3 does that have kidded 3 times in 2 yrs.
My best producing boers will kid twice each year. We expose them to the bucks 4 weeks after they kidded and I'd estimate 60% of them re-breed. I am working to get that level up though.
It kind of depends for us. Our "show" does and those we milk breed once a year. Our "brood" does (those whom we purchased wild and they are still not-so-tame) are bred back about 4-6 months after kidding. . . . sometimes sooner. For example, Honey is a brood doe of ours. She's kidded 3 times since April 2007 - once for another breeder, twice for us. I planned on giving her a long break of about 8 months. But, she squeezed through an insanely small hole and got bred too soon. :hair: Oh, well.