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Hi everyone!

Newbie to this forum here with a question. I had a buck service lined up that a friend had used in the past for my girls but it didn't work out. It is so late in the year, is it still worth trying to get my girls pregnant? I'm feeling at a loss of how to move forward. Do you think it is possible to find a quality buck (registered and regularly tested) as it is already November? Any avenues worth checking out?

Thank you very much!
 

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Hi everyone!

Newbie to this forum here with a question. I had a buck service lined up that a friend had used in the past for my girls but it didn't work out. It is so late in the year, is it still worth trying to get my girls pregnant? I'm feeling at a loss of how to move forward. Do you think it is possible to find a quality buck (registered and regularly tested) as it is already November? Any avenues worth checking out?

Thank you very much!
Welcome to TGS!
I love your forum name, my whole herd is named after Harry Potter so I love the spin you used on Luna Lovegood. Too cute :)
 

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I agree, never too late.

Put an add out or call your local breeders.

You want a clean herd to choose from and you may have to test your does to breed to a buck.

You can purchase a buck and then sell him when you are done with him.
 

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i will not start to breed my girls tell the 15th of Nov. you will find that you will have more live births in April. you will have less frozen kids less pneumonia faster growth because of the green grass more milk
April births rock
 

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i will not start to breed my girls tell the 15th of Nov. you will find that you will have more live births in April. you will have less frozen kids less pneumonia faster growth because of the green grass more milk
April births rock
Not necessarily, for some people later spring kidding works better and for some winter kidding works best. It really depends on your goals and your set up. There is no blanket statement on what is best for kidding.
We kid mid January in Colorado, lots of cold and snow. I have yet to lose a kid to the cold, we are set up with a good dry barn for them and they do rather well in the cold. The later we kid the more problems we see with parasites and slower growth in the hot months.
 
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