Multiples

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by goatnutty, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    How common is it for a first freshoner (pygmy) to have multiples? :question:
     
  2. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    I have no idea. But all of my FF's had trips...
     

  3. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Trips....I don't think my doe could handle that.She's only 17" tall.
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    it isnt uncommon for a pygmy doe to have twins her first time around
     
  5. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    I think we can handle that.
     
  6. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    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.
     
  7. Frozenloc2

    Frozenloc2 New Member

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    Jan 12, 2008
    Northern Maryland
    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!
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    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.
     
  9. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    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.
     
  10. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    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:
     
  11. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    how old is she? I still think 37lbs is small
     
  12. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    She will be three next week.I will try to weigh her again and get a new weight.
     
  13. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    o.k. I weighed her and she is now 55.6... pounds.The 37 was back in August.
     
  14. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Idaho
    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.
     
  15. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    55 lbs is still a bit small but much better than 37.
     
  16. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Well she certainly doesn't look skinny.LOL
     
  17. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    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
     
  18. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    actually Alyssa 55 is normal and a good size.

    I am glad you weighed her again. She is safe to breed :D
     
  19. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    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.
     
  20. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    We will see what we get out of her then!