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Nigerian Dwarf double teat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle on Wednesday. 3 Replies

I was shocked to see this on my doeling. Her dam was born here and she is 5th generation on my farm. Her sire was also born here and he is 3rd generation. No issues with teats from any that Ive bred.…Continue

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Teat spur

Started this discussion. Last reply by GINGER K BRAUN Aug 9. 4 Replies

Hi,I read through some of the posts about teat spurs but still had some questions. I bought this registered doeling at about a year old and didn't see any teat spurs. She was a little wild too, so I…Continue

Kids with big bellies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Aug 23, 2020. 17 Replies

I have 3 or 4 kids I purchased that have the round bellies like a watermelon. Fecals are clean. I don't want them to be smaller than normal. What can I do to correct this?The buckling is 6 months old…Continue

Hi fellow herders!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Deborah Niemann-Boehle Jul 20, 2019. 7 Replies

Im in Central Texas trying to milk my way to riches. HA HA HA. I make cheese, fudge, soap and lotion with the milk. Love my little Nigerians and have been breeding them since 2013. Each year teaches…Continue

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Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Nigerian Dwarf double teat
"Hopefully if she is bred to different bucks you won't see any more teat defects from her. The genetics for teat defects in dairy goats is pretty rare since people breed against that. "
Wednesday
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Nigerian Dwarf double teat
"The buck has already sold and none of his other kids from my breeding or other breedings have the defect. The new buck owner was going to buy this dam but we cancelled that to prevent it from appearing again. This is the dams 2nd freshening. Should…"
Tuesday
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Nigerian Dwarf double teat
"Teat defects can hide for generations. But I'm convinced that copper (or maybe selenium) deficiency can bring them out. The first few years we had goats, we had teat defects EVERY year! We also had severe copper deficiency and borderline…"
Tuesday
GINGER K BRAUN posted a discussion

Nigerian Dwarf double teat

I was shocked to see this on my doeling. Her dam was born here and she is 5th generation on my farm. Her sire was also born here and he is 3rd generation. No issues with teats from any that Ive bred. I have plenty of relatives and never an inkling that double teat would occur.She has a full brother that is fine. Should he be wethered since his sister has it?These are unregistered but her dam is one of my best milkers. Thanks!!See More
Nov 22
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Teat spur
"thank you! "
Aug 9
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Teat spur
"Teat defects definitely have a genetic component, which is easy to see when you look at meat goats, meat cattle, and sheep where breeders don't care about them. They are quite common. In fact, I've had multiple cows and sheep with extra…"
Aug 9
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Teat spur
"So, is this fishtail teat genetic? Should she be sold unregistered along with the kids she has? We traced back a couple generations with no others having it.  I bought 3 does from the same farm, one shares her dam from another year and the…"
Aug 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Teat spur
"That's really a fishtail teat. Whatever you call it, teat defects are a disqualification in the show ring. That could have been really easy to miss when she was younger. Extra teats are a lot easier to see because they are separate from the…"
Aug 8
GINGER K BRAUN posted a discussion

Teat spur

Hi,I read through some of the posts about teat spurs but still had some questions. I bought this registered doeling at about a year old and didn't see any teat spurs. She was a little wild too, so I could have missed it. Now that shes bred, I see the spur and it appeared to get larger as udders develop. Shes a first freshener. Ive contacted the breeder and she has contacted the herds where she got the parents and no one has had teat spurs. She looked pretty "puffy" when I bought her. Doesn't…See More
Aug 8
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"Congratulations! She looks great! What a beauty! "
Aug 23, 2020
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"Update on the doeling with the partial shave job. She's trimmed up and weighs 25# today. Thank you again.  Her name is Promise. "
Aug 23, 2020
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"You're welcome! "
Jul 12, 2020
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"Yes, I have a separate pen for the doelings. I'll get their feed corrected and hopefully she will grow to her potential. Thank you for all your help and the podcast."
Jul 11, 2020
Deborah Niemann-Boehle replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"The black buck looks good from the side, and 31 pounds is not bad for six months.  A doe should NOT be bred until she is 40 pounds, so it is highly unlikely that your doe is going to be big enough to breed until she is 18 months old. If you…"
Jul 11, 2020
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"It's been 100 outside here so will the bucklings be okay as long as they have mineral with ammonium chloride in it? "
Jul 11, 2020
GINGER K BRAUN replied to GINGER K BRAUN's discussion Kids with big bellies
"They both had coccidiosis when little. The black buckling is 31 lbs. now. Here is the side view. "
Jul 11, 2020

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