Awww they are so cute, with similar patterns. Im guessing white bellies, with large black spots. Some with red background, some with tan.
thank you for such a detailed response, genetics have never been my forte, so thank you for your help!! ill def keep you updated!Oo genetics excite me! Since we don’t know the colours of the does parents, we can only guess that she’s at least passing on her phenotype which is buckskin. Her genotype is unknown, so really it could be a toss up of anything! Who was she bred with last year? With the buck, he’s obviously also got a copy of buckskin, and potentially either gold or Swiss. I think it would be super cool if he passed down the Swiss markings, those are my favourite! 😉 There’s at least a 50% chance of buckskin though, and because both parents are blue eyed along with the dams parents both being blue eyed, I’m going to guess 100% on the blue eyed trait. Since their past kids were buckskin, blue eyed and polled, I’m going to say that at least one or two kids will be buckskin, blue eyed, and maybe one polled. I don’t know about the wattles, since according to another breeder in my area they’re hard to pass down. That, or she just has that kind of luck.
my final guess: two kids, one buckskin and one gold. Buckskin will look like his sire, have blue eyes and a few white spots. Horned. Golden one will be a doeling and she will also be blue eyed, but polled and have some broken white across her. Maybe some wattles!
Of course! I recommend watching Weedemandreap’s video on colour genetics, it’s super in depth and very interesting!thank you for such a detailed response, genetics have never been my forte, so thank you for your help!! ill def keep you updated!
I actually follow them on YT and watched that video 😆Of course! I recommend watching Weedemandreap’s video on colour genetics, it’s super in depth and very interesting!
I loved the effort she put into the video! Unfortunately, it does have some inaccuracies. I highly recommend also checking out Dr Sponenberg’s research. He’s goes very in-depth with his findings.Of course! I recommend watching Weedemandreap’s video on colour genetics, it’s super in depth and very interesting!
My breeding season was VERY spread out, I have one due any day now, one due may, two due June, two due July!I have no clue but they will be gorgeous!! 🥰
I have one in April and one in May.. I’m already dying to have baby goats!!
Only one for the doe due this month, it’s titled ‘Notre Lee’s kidding thread’ I thinkThat’s gonna be fun!!
Do you have a waiting thread? If so I’ll follow along!
Okay I am ready to guess!!What are yalls guesses as to what the babies will be? What color? Horned or polled? Blue eyes or brown eyes? Wattles or none (please have wattles, I ADORE wattles) Josie is due in May so I'm making this thread so I don't go crazy in the meantime waiting on her to give birth.
This is very interesting!! Love to learn more about genetics, I’ll have to keep doing my researchOkay I am ready to guess!!
Josephine could be three options: Buckskin/Black, Buckskin/Sundgau, or Buckskin/Buckskin, since we don't know her parents. She is B/B or B/b for Eyes, W/W or W/w for Wattles, and P/P or P/p for Horns.
Enzo is Buckskin/Black because he is visibly not carrying Swiss, and Buckskins cannot carry Gold. He is B/b for Eyes, w/w for Wattles, and p/p for Horns.
Keeping all color combinations in mind for Josephine's pattern...
Per kid, there is a...
- 75% to 100% chance of Buckskin
- 0% to 25% chance of Black
- 0% to 25% chance of Sundgau
- 50% to 100% chance for blue eyes
- 50% to 100% chance for wattles (only 50% chance if one of Josephine's parents didn't have wattles)
- 50% to 100% chance to be polled (only 50% chance if one of Josephine's parents wasn't polled)
I'm guessing twins. Statistically likely to both be buckskins. One with blue eyes, and one with brown. One with horns, and one polled. One with wattles, and one without. Let us know what you get!