Who bred my doe??

Discussion in 'Bucks' started by chelle31, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. chelle31

    chelle31 New Member

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    Jun 21, 2017
    Is there any way to tell which of my bucks bred a doe??

    The boys have been in a separate pen divided by page wire fencing since last spring, but here I am with babies in January!! Someone was getting busy through the fence but how can I know who??

    We have added wood panels to the fence to prevent future accidents. This is our 6th year with goats and it seems there is something new every year lol.

    I will add pictures of the culprits if that helps. Below is babies, Mom and the 2 bucks.

    Thanks so much! IMG_20210120_183533_671.jpg 20210109_125406.jpg 20210124_154020.jpg 20200523_155919.jpg
     
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  2. Boers4ever

    Boers4ever Well-Known Member

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    Jun 28, 2020
    East Texas
    Now I’m just guessing based on color here, but I would say the black and white buck is daddy. I think you can have a DNA test done though to see for sure.
     
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  3. Ashlynn

    Ashlynn Well-Known Member

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    Sep 30, 2017
    Lutz, FL
    I think you’d have to do a dna test. Very cute surprises though!
     
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  4. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    DNA if you want to register them. Very cute!
     
  5. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Awww they are Adorable. Yeppers. DNA is the only sure way...lol
     
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  6. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    You have some cuties there!

    What is that big fluffy animal in the background of the first buck picture?
     
  7. chelle31

    chelle31 New Member

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    Jun 21, 2017
    Oh that's Lloyd the llama lol.
     
  8. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    A DNA test is the only way to know for sure but I'm placing my bets on the last picture being the dad he just looks like the type to do it, and the babies look a bit like him. Let us know if you find out.
     
  9. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    My guess is the top one but there’s only one way to know...they’re cute little January babies though.
     
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  10. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    Just to make it more fun each buck could be the father of 1 kid lol.
     
  11. wheel-bear-o

    wheel-bear-o Well-Known Member

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    Jul 6, 2020
    Vermont
    http://adga.org/performance-programs/dna-testing/ 30 bucks a pop isn't too bad to find out for sure! And it's really the only way, it's pointless to guess. The color genetics for goats are SO COMPLICATED and, I've read, involve the last four generations of animals. :headsmack: I used to be obsessed with trying to guess what color combos our herd would give me and I have since just given up, lol.
     
  12. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    ADGA is going to require each buck registered after either 2022 or 23, get DNA tested. At $30 a pop plus registrations fees, going to be a lot of thrown away baby buck kids! If you aren't selling them as registered, I wouldn't worry about DNA.
     
  13. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    Something I learnt about animals. They are not like us humans. Outside appearance will always pull to mom. DNA is tge only way.
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  15. chelle31

    chelle31 New Member

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    Jun 21, 2017
    He is my guess too, he is the buckier of the 2 lol
     
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  16. chelle31

    chelle31 New Member

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    Jun 21, 2017
    Thank you everyone! I will look into DNA testing.
     
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