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Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by illini, Oct 20, 2008.
She is ny sons for 4-H this next yr. He named her Katie.
Oh ................katie is a real cutie.....
Very cute baby! Hope she does well for your son in 4-H!
I hope so. I just hope she is all pygmy like they say she is. I have other pics when i get a chance ai will upload them too.
Aww, cute. Nice coloring.
Oh how cute. She will be a fun project for your son!!!
What a little cutie! She will do very well for your son! I love selling goaties for 4h projects!
Awww what a pretty girl
very cute! she looks like she didnt appreciate the cat sharingher lunch with her. What is she a kinder?
Thanks all. Forgive me for sounding :question: (well) dumb but t what do you mean by kinder? These four goats I have are our first ones. My mom has raised some but not to sure what you mean by some of words that relate to goats.
the kinder is a breed. they were originally developed by a lady in Snohomish WA named Pat Showalter. They are a cross between a nubian and a pygmy, they have large ears that stick out to the sides but are smaller then nubians and bigger and more dairy looking then pygmies. They are a great breed and were redognized in 1984. They are a dual purpose breed being good for milk and meat. Her ears look a lot larger then a purebred pygmy. that was why i asked.
She is a bit preoccupied :wink: with the kitty, but I think you have a real sweetheart and good luck with the 4H.
Thanks for explaining. I am not sure about her ears but I hate the tags in there ears. is ther an easy way to remove them. It is making her ear hang lower on the one side?
shes a very odd color
As far as he tag...is there room for you to get between her ear and the post to cut it? Is this a "breeder" tag, I only wonder because I've seen some goats around here with a number tag in their ear.
Check with the 4-H leader, I have been told that in PA goats shown in 4-H have to have a tag from the farm they came from. I think it is from the PA dept of Ag and is used to track livestock in case an infectious disease is found.
What kind of tag is it? For example what numbers and letters does it have?
As Bob mentioned; some people will 'tag' their goats as a way of ID or proof of disease check.
Most 4-H groups will not let you use the tag as a form of identification, they should be ink tatooed inside the ear or on the tail web, but, it's still ok to have tags in their ears when showing (as far as I know), as long as they are atleast tatooed.
My very first goat for 4-h had a Scrappies tag in her ear when we purchased her, a couple days before the fair, it got caught in some wire, and tore her ear and fell out.
It is not recommended to tag your goats for that very reason.
I know that you can enter the letter and numbers from the tag into a site (can't remember which site) and it will tell you what the tag is for ect.