Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goats

for people who love the littlest dairy goats

Jill McElderry-Maxwell
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  • Pittsfield, ME
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Jill McElderry-Maxwell replied to Kolti Ishler's discussion Hermaphrodite (bad luck)
"And I guess I didn't want her losing sleep thinking she was the only person this had ever happened to - I think we both want the best for her and subsequent breedings!"
May 6, 2013
Jill McElderry-Maxwell replied to Kolti Ishler's discussion Hermaphrodite (bad luck)
"The Soller study you attached is probably the source of the 10% figure that I saw cited in any number of papers.  Basrur cites it, and many sources cite Basrur in turn.  Basrur, in Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology, notes:…"
May 6, 2013
Jill McElderry-Maxwell replied to Kolti Ishler's discussion Hermaphrodite (bad luck)
"That 10% figure that is tossed around in a lot of studies and books apparently refers to intersex goats, not true hermaphrodites - those are much, much rarer.  This paper has a good overview:…"
May 6, 2013
Jill McElderry-Maxwell replied to Kolti Ishler's discussion Hermaphrodite (bad luck)
"Studies indicate that almost 10% of dairy goats may be born intersexed, believe it or not - many show linkage with the genes for polling, but the relationship isn't 100%.  Goats have more hermaphrodites born than any other livestock - so…"
May 5, 2013
Jill McElderry-Maxwell replied to Angela lesh's discussion Getting a buck????
"That does help, thanks.  I never thought about bathing a male, but I guess if they're good natured, there'd be no reason not to.  I do have a question on "breeding season," though - since these guys will breed year…"
Apr 17, 2013
Jill McElderry-Maxwell replied to Angela lesh's discussion Getting a buck????
"Do the Nigerian bucks smell as bad as the larger breeds?  My husband is also pretty adamant about no bucks - but it certainly would make life easier (in some ways)"
Apr 17, 2013
Jill McElderry-Maxwell replied to Ruth Goode's discussion "must have"supplements to have on hand for weak kids
"Rather than a heating pad, which can overheat, consider investing in a farrowing mat or whelping pad - they maintain body temperature wonderfully without the risk of overheating (and mine has a wire wrapped cord)."
Apr 2, 2013
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Mar 27, 2013

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