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Here's five of my new babies born last week. I'm pretty excited because they are my first ones born to my new kiko buck. I decided last fall after having Boer goats for years to cross them with a kiko to try to breed a goat that is a more parasite resistant goat. I've managed to selectively breed my herd to reduce parasite issues somewhat and am hoping that everything I've read about kikos being more resistant is true. So my question is have any of you had any experience crossing boers and kikos? Good? Bad? Advice?Your thoughts are appreciated.
 

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Hi..yes I have had a Kiko x Boer. I still have 3 Boer x kiko does. They are far more resistant to worms, diseases, and hoof problems. They kid about the same as Boers, but they recover quicker after kidding. The only difference to me in looks, are less bone mass. My full blood Boer does, and Kiko x Boers are the same height. But I do feel they are alot easier to keep alive & healthy
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I have noticed the difference in bone mass and it seems that the cross kids are stronger and more active after birth.
 

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My kiko xs do grow taller, quicker. My.full bllod boers are thicker, shorter, and tend to test me more on evaluating whats going wrong with them. I feel like Im training for a vet tech, instead.of a breeder. Geeez.
 
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