Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

This is on the farm I got him from. I don't have Lamancha's. He is a 4 year old proven stud with 53% female kids.

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Comment by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on November 18, 2020 at 2:21pm

I have never banded horns because all of mine are either disbudded by a week or they keep their horns until they're butchered. You should be able to cut the ends if they are not hot. If you feel warmth, that means there is blood running through them. It doesn't normally go all the way to the tip though. Hopefully the horns will start to turn out as they grow. The base is already so huge, so banding there doesn't sound like a great idea.  People are usually banding horns on a kid that's 6 months old, so the horns are not nearly that thick. 

Comment by tony okrongly on November 17, 2020 at 9:02pm

I saw something about banding them, but they seem pretty big. What do you think?

Comment by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on November 17, 2020 at 11:20am

Those horns look a bit worrisome. If they continue growing like that, you could wind up either needing to cut the horns or putting him down because they will go into his neck unless they turn really soon. 

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