Mini Alpines

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by Nupine, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine New Member

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    Nov 13, 2007
    South Eastern Ohio
    I have some questions. First of all, I have a 2 year old alpine doe who is at a healthy weight and weights 95 pounds, is that a mini alpine? She is very short too, just 25 inches at the withers. And how do you make a mini alpine and can you register them? Just please explain it to me. What size do they need to be?\
    Ashlyn
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    at 95lbs your girl is a full size alpine.

    Mini alpines are produced by breeding a standared alpine to a nigerian dwarf buck.

    they are only registereable with mini goat registries like MDGA (and one other one). And the only way to register them still is to have a record that both parents were registered as well.
     

  3. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    95 lbs seems a bit small, but at 2 years old they are not done growing yet.
     
  4. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Nigerians average around 75lbs and 21 inches. She sounds either mini or just extremely small or stunted for her age.
     
  5. Nupine

    Nupine New Member

    329
    Nov 13, 2007
    South Eastern Ohio
    Thanks!! She is VERY small. Only 25 inches. She is also a little less lean than the average alpine, short legs, round belly. She is so tiny. Because her mom was very small and her battle with mastitis, that could have made her little.
    Ashlyn