Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

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Somewhere on here... I saw someone say that reputable breeders tattoo their goats. I seem to recall that all the other goats in the herd had been tattooed where I got my goats but mine and their brother had not been done yet. Which farm name goes in which ear, and how do you know which digits to use in the other?


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The person who sold you the goats should have tattooed them. The breeder's tattoo goes in the goat's right ear, and the year and number goes in the left ear. Every year has a different letter -- this year is A; last year was Z; next year will be B. The breeder has to be the one putting the number in there though, because only they know what number is correct. If you just pick a number and put it in there, it might be taken by another goat in their herd, and the registry would reject it. Call the breeder and tell them they need to do it for you.
So next year when we have kids I will be the one doing the tattooing... Does my herd then start with B1...?

Deborah Niemann-Boehle said:
The person who sold you the goats should have tattooed them. The breeder's tattoo goes in the goat's right ear, and the year and number goes in the left ear. Every year has a different letter -- this year is A; last year was Z; next year will be B. The breeder has to be the one putting the number in there though, because only they know what number is correct. If you just pick a number and put it in there, it might be taken by another goat in their herd, and the registry would reject it. Call the breeder and tell them they need to do it for you.

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