Waddles

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Lexibot, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    What breeds have waddles? One of my bottle kids has them... just want to know what she could be... personally, I can't say whether I like them or not... It makes me feel funny looking at them though...

    Quite honestly.. I thought she had cancer or something... but I seen other goats with the "skin" below their necks.. so I just thought she was weird..

    Anyway, her name is Brownie.

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  2. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I am not sure...I think most breeds have them...never seen them on a nubian or boer though? I couldn't tell you for sure though.

    I'm not a fan of waddles. I have a really nice buck with them and he throws them now and then...I rather not have goats with them, but I guess I don't really mind having them.

    Do you have a pic of your kids?
     

  3. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    Yeah... quite a few are posted here:

    http://www.homestead-hearth.com/forum/v ... 4099#p4099

    They were only 2-8 days old in them picks, they are a bit older now, but I don't have any recent pics, I should work on that soon! :)

    As you can tell, I have quite a few boers :D Anyway, they came from many breeds. Spanish, Boer, Kiko, and god knows what. We got them cheap though, and the parents looked REALLY good, so these kids are growing fast and are very healthy, we'll keep all the females (4), and one of the males... I have 2 picked out, just need to choose between one or the other, it's so hard :D
     
  4. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    OMG WATTTTTTLES!!!!!

    THEY ARE MY MOST FAVORITE THING!!! I think they can be found on almost any breed. Never seen them on Nubians BUT I heard they can be on them
     
  5. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    OKay, so they come from genetics? Brownie should throw a waddled kid here and there?
     
  6. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Ya, normally if the goat has them, they will get passed.

    My friend has a nigi doe with wattles, shes always thrown them!
     
  7. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    Alright, cool thanks :) I plan on selling her after her FF if I don't have more land, might be a nice selling point if people like them :)
     
  8. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    Some people do....LIKE ME!!!! lol

    Some people dont but ya make sure to mention it!
     
  9. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    Of course, lol. I am normally pretty informative, I'll have other does for sale at the time too. Hopefully, though I wont need to sell them. I just need more land is all. :)
     
  10. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    I think there is a 50/50 chance to throw them when bred to a doe/buck without them. I have a buck with them that throws them about 50% of the time.
     
  11. Oat Bucket Farm

    Oat Bucket Farm New Member

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    Dec 13, 2009
    We have one doe with wattles. She just happens to be the herd queen so we call them her queenly jewelry.
     
  12. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I have a nigi/pygmy doe with wattles...her very first kid was born last February with them too.
     
  13. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    I think they are kinda cute.. but ugly at the same time... weird :D
     
  14. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Nubians, boers and angoras shouldn't have them, though if they have been bred up from the other breeds they can throwback sometimes and technically shouldn't be registered with them. However, if they shouldn't have them, or you don't like them, or they are uneven or misplaced (someone posted a picture here once of a goat with waddles on the tips of her ears) you can snip them off with sharp clean scissors when they are first born, they hardly even bleed. Personally i'm not a huge fan, i'll leave them if they are even but if they are uneven or misplaced i'll remove them for a better showring appearance
     
  15. Lexibot

    Lexibot New Member

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    Jul 27, 2010
    Missouri
    I just noticed Monkey (the littlest one) has only one waddle, lol.

    I am not doing goats for show, nor raising them for it, so I am good. :)
     
  16. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

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    Oct 3, 2010
    Maine
    I think the kid with the single wattle would drive me nuts lol. I have a lone alpine doeling with wattles, They make her her if you know what I mean. She didnt have any problems with other kids trying to suck them.