My first clip jobs... Oh dear. LOL

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by SterlingAcres, May 21, 2010.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    I think I did okay... but after shaving Noel down, I decided to stop at the knees. Now they all look like the strippers you see in Walmart with the fuzzy boots on. HAHA.

    What do you think about their haircuts? And/or constructive evaluation? Obviously, I cannot "stack" goats. Mine are brats and don't listen worth a crap. :p

    Callie- About 10 months old
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    Noel- About 5 months old (she's teeny)
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    Moony- About 9 years old
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    Cozy- About 8 years old
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    Lucy- About 5-6 months old
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  2. Suellen

    Suellen New Member

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Paragonah, Utah
    :thumb: I think they look great. If your weather is getting warmer I bet they like the new cut.

    Suellen
     

  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    Oh it hit 86 here today, they loved it! Also, really funny... apparently the little prickly hairs are a textural delight for them because they're licking each other. lol
     
  4. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I think you did a really good job. I've seen goats with much worse haircuts going into the show ring - your goats look like they were clipped by a pro!
     
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    1st time.... you did amazingly well....great job.... :thumb: :greengrin:
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you did a good job - as to how they look, I think you have some really nice goats there :) Moony and cozy should throw some nice kids they look great shaved.

    Lucy looks so much like her mom! Is Mia jealous she didnt get a haircut?
     
  7. MiGoat

    MiGoat New Member

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    Apr 21, 2010
    West Michigan
    I expected to see a clip job like.....well...like I would do it!
    But no I see a very very professional job. Great clipping!
     
  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    Stacey, if you aren't opposed to a butchering job, I might clip Mia too. Poor thing looks like she's roasting her butt off. All the ladies are much more frisky now that they're clipped. I'm thinking all that winter fur was really weighing them down. I'm really excited to see what Atreyu can pull from Moony and Cozy :D

    I'm going to add a few more pictures from their browsing this morning. I would like evaluations of all of them, if possible. :)
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    sure -- I have never clipped her before so I dont know how she will react :p
     
  10. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Nice job !! I have a donkey to clip this week so i hope I do as well ...he hates the clipper noise.
     
  11. silvergramma

    silvergramma New Member

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    Nov 9, 2009
    ok this is new to me.. what size blade to use on them.. getting an oster a5 given to me for trade and barter..
     
  12. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    Couldn't tell you. :-x I didn't use goat clippers, I used regular household hair clippers because a) I need a new pair and b) they were pretty worn out and c) I'm frugal, I can't spend $100+ on clippers I might use once a year. They worked extremely well on 4 goats. Got them done in no time. Lucy's hair was so fine and there was so much of it that my clippers almost refused to cut it. It took twice as long to do her.
     
  13. pennylullabelle

    pennylullabelle New Member

    Teehee and you thought you did a bad job? Pfffssshhtt!! I had Laura (TinyHooves) come over and help me and if...it's even possible...I butchered my 2 best yearlings! They had "tracks" on them from the clippers lol and I nicked them once or twice too! Poor things! :laugh:

    Here's what they looked like:
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    (I'm not even pulling on the lead so I have no clue why it looks so tight! lol)
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    But all of my goats LOVE being clipped. They licked each other too! :ponder: They rolled around and goofed off for days - some of them just a few weeks from kidding. Soo silly.
     
  14. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    Lucy has tracks on her too! lol Honestly, yours don't look too bad either.

    Luckily, Cozy remembers being clipped. She just stood there and let me do it. I emailed Ed from Enchanted Hill and he sent some udder pictures and reference photos to me, which was awesome. Apparently, he just sold her in 2008. He says she a really great milker, so I'm excited to get her bred :D
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh wow thats awesome about Cozy.
     
  16. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    NOOOOOOOO AMANDA!!!!! lol you werent supossed to show anyone hahahahahahaha
     
  17. silvergramma

    silvergramma New Member

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    Nov 9, 2009
    goat clippers? different from dog grooming clippers,, gosh there is a ton of stuff I have to pour into my brain,, anyways someone is giving me a used set of the a5's cant wait,, used to groom dogs in the late 70's
     
  18. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    I don't think they make them for separate species, I just meant mine weren't animal clippers. lol Just worn out human ones.

    And Stacey, I know right?! I'm really excited :) She apparently kids twins pretty frequently.
     
  19. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you cn use the golden a5's with the #10 blade :)
     
  20. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Beings we have Cashmere goats we do not have to sheer the goats, Except this year.
    Poor Sophie, she is a Cashgora and she was SO matted it was not even funny. Matter of fact it was NASTY. SO the other day I used a pair of scissors to cut down some of the huge clumps and get some of the bulk off. While doing that I have a huge blister on my finger :shocked: OH man it hurts.

    So my daughter came out with her dad's hair clippers and started to shave away. OH MAN that poor girl. :applaud: Lets just say it is a good thing she is not going to any shows soon. :ROFL: