Question about junior vs. senior does

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by logansmommy7, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 New Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Just wondering what the difference is. I have been seeing both on people's websites and wondering...
  2. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    a junior is a doe who is still a kid ( under a year) or a two year old who hasn't freshened.. first freshening yearlings are kinda in their own category, since they aren't over two, but aren't dry.

    senior does is any doe over two years who has freshened.

  3. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Junior (for Pygmies) is a doe that is 1 and 1/2 and under; and has not kidded.

    Seniors (again for Pygmies) is a doe over 1 and 1/2 and has kidded.
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    They are both correct.... :wink: :thumbup:
  5. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    junior doe is simply a doe under two years of age never had kids before. A sr. is a doe over two years of age that has kidded. Yearlings can be kind of confusing, as they can be junior or a senior depending on if theyve freshened or not. If they are a milking yearling (had kids) they are showed with sr does (first in the yearling class and then the winner comes back for best in show) If they are a dry (never freshened) yearling they are shown with that years kids (junior does).
    Bucks are simply juniors under two sr's over two.
  6. nutmegfarm

    nutmegfarm New Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    NE Ohio
    junior does-never freshened UNDER 2 years
    senior does-yearling that have freshened and up {They must have freshened if over 2 to be shown at ADGA shows}
    bucks are actually confusing, because typically a yearling {dry} is a junior doe, but a buck that is a yearling shows with the big boys.