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Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by goatnutty, Mar 28, 2008.
How common is it for a first freshoner (pygmy) to have multiples? :question:
I have no idea. But all of my FF's had trips...
Trips....I don't think my doe could handle that.She's only 17" tall.
it isnt uncommon for a pygmy doe to have twins her first time around
I think we can handle that.
Would it be safe to breed her to a larger buck as she's so small?(Still pygmy just bigger than her.)At 2 two years old she wieghed 27 lbs and is 17" tall.She will be 3 on April 8.She has never been bred because she is small but I think it's time to breed her and see how she does.
Wow! You have a pygmy pygmy goat
My one 8 month old doe is like 35lbs I suppose. Feels like more when she comes running and jumps on me. If she was my pygmy, I would keep her as a pet or sell her. I'd be to afraid to breed her. She's a tiny tot!
how did you weigh her?
She is rather tiny in weight to be breeding.
Her height is fine and i would really believe that she weighs more. Try weighing yourself and then picking her up and weighing you both. Subtract your first weight from the second weight adn you have your does weight.
Well she has gained some weight.That was back in August.She was underweight when she came here but I don't know exactly how much she ways.That is how we weighed her.
OMG!I thought I typed in 37 lbs :shocked: .She was 27 when she came here sorry.I had to look through my notes.It's been a long day. :coffee2:
how old is she? I still think 37lbs is small
She will be three next week.I will try to weigh her again and get a new weight.
o.k. I weighed her and she is now 55.6... pounds.The 37 was back in August.
I would not breed a pygmy doe to a bigger buck-that would be just asking for trouble as it is common for pygmy's to have trouble kidding. As for multiples and first fresheners-yes they can happen.
55 lbs is still a bit small but much better than 37.
Well she certainly doesn't look skinny.LOL
The majority of first fresheners do have singles, but I've had them have twins and triplets as well. The more they have, the smaller the babies are at birth which in turn makes delivery easier on the dam as the kids aren't as huge to pass. A single huge kid is much harder on a doe to deliver than 2 or 3 small ones who slip right out. LOL
actually Alyssa 55 is normal and a good size.
I am glad you weighed her again. She is safe to breed
Multiples depends upon how much the doe was fed before and during heat, the amount of food will determine the number of eggs the doe will release. I always like twins the best, I never like singles.
We will see what we get out of her then!