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Becky was born on Valentines Day, 2012. Her mom was 9 months old, or so at the time. Becky is full Boer, and her mom is average size, as well as her dad. Actually, he was a great looking stout goat. Becky has stayed a shrimp. She eats well. She STILL nurses and Darla lets her. She is Darlas mini-me.

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:eek::eek:I didn't breed Darla. My Pigmy goat passed away and it left my whether Billy alone, so he went into panic, and I had to find him a friend as fast as I could. I went to a local who keeps goats and bought her. They mentioned that she may be pregnant but didnt know for sure. Well, not long after, Darla popped out a single kid.


Becky has been wormed, at the beginning of Spring. She is very healthy and active. They are all very healthy and active. It's just, Becky is smaller at a year and a half old then the size of her mom Darla was at 9 months!
 

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Here is a pic of the two when she was really small. Just to give you an idea of how big mmama was upon having her.


O, and she had the scours when she was tiny, would that have affected her growth?
 

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How old was she when she had the diarrhea? If she had coccidia and it wasn't treated, that can do permanent damage to the intestines and they don't absorb nutrients as well. So that could stunt her growth.
 

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Those are both Nigerians!! No more than half Boer for momma and Becky seems less than that. See the ''airplane'' ears? That is not a Boer trait at all.

I agree with the possibility of coccidia, but could momma have been bred by another Nigerian when you had bought her? How much does Becky weigh?
 

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I would almost say 3/4 Nigerian or Pygmy and 1/4 Boer. Or maybe even some Nubian in there. These are Boer horns:



These are Nigerian horns:



These are Nubian horns:



Those are absolutely not Boer horns.

My personal opinion about the growth rate is that since her mom was so young being bred, she could have been stunted while in the womb. She most likely did not recieve proper nutrients while in the womb, resulting in a stunted adult.
 

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Get a fecal. I wormed all my goats this spring and had a doe nursing twin bucks that lost a lot of weight. I blamed it on the bucklings, but she just kept losing weight. we finally got a fecal done and she had hookworm :( even after being wormed.
 

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Wow! I knew Billy was Nubian but I was just going along with what I was told about Becky and Darla! Told yall I wasn't a goat person!!!

Becky had the scours when she was a few weeks to months old. When I called the vet I rememebr they said it was normal for a new kid to get them. Was hard to clean off, like tree sap.

I took some pics this morning. I'll post in a few.
 

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Does the bigger goat in the middle of the pic have a sore on her mouth or is it just red?
I agree about them being at least part Nigerian, if not 3/4 or more. But not pure..
 
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