Like I said, I have no idea where this goes. Since we are building a new large barn this spring, I've already spoke to my husband and family members about starting a small goat business. I'm not really interested in showing, but I'd love to improve on some milking lines. My plan is to buy a registered buckling for my birthday in March. Now, the two doelings that I have are apparently ND x Pygmy crosses. If I breed them to a full blooded ND buck, how many generations down do I wait to register them as full blood or at least percentages? I've just recently decided this, by the way. I know I've contacted a few people about a cheap buckling, but I might as well go for the gold if I want a business, right? I'll be collecting from as many herds as possible. So, please and thanks and any advice is appreciated Also - unrelated, but another question I have. I plan to vaccinate the herd myself since I do our pets already. Who exactly tests for CAE, CL and Johnes? Is that a vet or an agricultural thing? Excuse my ignorance. We're never too old to learn new things.