new to goats have questions

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by CindyS, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. CindyS

    CindyS New Member

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    Nov 19, 2009
    Hello. I have a 9 1/2 month old nubian doe. I have been trying to locate a nubian buck for her but so far no luck. I just noticed her in heat last weekend. the first time I have noticed her. She looked puffy and pink Fri and Sat noticed witish goo, so I assume she was in heat. Should I get her a buck rag to smell before her next heat to help her ovulate? ( She is my only goat) or just take her to the buck a few days before she is due to come in heat again? Wait til she is in heat and take her? Also if I can not find her a nubian, the only other options I have would be boer and oberhasli, how would oberhasli-nubian look?Thanks in advance for any advice!
     
  2. Trace

    Trace New Member

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    Dec 28, 2008
    I have an oberhasli / nubian x - she is a good looking goat.
     

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Provided she is big enough to be bred, I'd say for her first freshening, the daintier, less heavy boned dairy buck would do. Do you plan to keep her kids as companions to her?
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    if you have the opportunity to take her and leave her with the buck that would be your best bet. I would count 18 days from the first signs of heat and then take her over at that point. Leave her for a few days and then bring her home :thumb:

    I had an Ober nubian mix -- cute goats
     
  5. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Nubian ober crosses are adoable a friend of mine has several. I would take her to the buck a few days in advance. A lot of times the stress of moving them during a heat will send them out of heat. and by the time you get to the buck she isnt interested.
    beth