She is a FF, just turned a year old in June. She is hard to keep weight on too. Always looks too hippy for me. Thanks
I mean how many hours are on her udder?She kidded a single on June 8th. She is 1/2 Saanen, 1/2 Lamancha. Not sure what you mean by how long she is sitting? I only milk in morning and rest of the day she is in with her kid and rest of herd. She was bred at 7 months on accident, I was going to wait but buck had other plans.
Lol they'll do that anyway! Baby will be ok for between 8-10 hours. I push it and go 12/12 if I dam raise. There's no need to fill it, I was just simply saying it sure would look nice filled out!Thanks! I'll have to post pics of my other two does to see what you think.
How long should you let udder fill? Her baby is 1/2 Nubian and screams her head off every morning until I put mom in. Very annoying. My other goats are so quiet.
I wish some one would notify the Nigerian judges of this. They seem to like fat little does around here. We like ours to be dairy type, so it's a little hard to tell our 4-H ers one thing, and then have the judges pick does bordering on obese. I know our dairy does are much more productive than the ones that are winning.With "boniness" don't be overly concerned. Dairy goats are to look clean, lean, dairy, and angular. All of which are a touch on the thin side. You don't want a fat cover over a lactating doe, that just means she's improperly converting her feed, aka not being profitable.
Need to remember though too, Nigerians were not originally a milk breed. They were for meat. I'm sure judging a dual purpose breed they have a tendency to judge more like the "beef" breeds. Have you tried taking your ladies to a specialty show?I wish some one would notify the Nigerian judges of this. They seem to like fat little does around here. We like ours to be dairy type, so it's a little hard to tell our 4-H ers one thing, and then have the judges pick does bordering on obese. I know our dairy does are much more productive than the ones that are winning.
But back to the subject, I like your black doe, both does wing out a little more than i like , but the black one looks like she is easier to milk.