Can someone tell me how old a doe can start to breed?
Standard sized meat breeds - Boer and Kiko - generally start cycling at about 6 months of age. I have no experience with Spanish goats, but I would assume they are the same. Standard sized dairy breeds also usually start cycling a 6 months of age according to what I've read, but they are seasonal breeders so they don't usually start coming into heat until somewhere around August or September as I understand it. The only exception to that that I am aware of are Nubians who may or may not be seasonal breeders. I have no experience with dairy breeds except Nubians, and none of mine are seasonal - they cycle year round. I have no idea when Pygmy's or Nigerian Dwarfs start cycling.Can someone tell me how old a doe can start to breed?