Dairy Goat Info Forums banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
509 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just finished reading through the article "Goat Keeping from Birth to Milking in Standard dairy breeds" in goat Keeping 101 by Vicki.

In this article, Vicki suggests that a standard dairy goat can be bred at 8 months and 90 pounds. I acknowledge it is best to determine readiness to be bred on a goat by goat basis, however, what would be a good rule of thumb for Miniature LaMancha's?

I have a six month old doe (1st gen 75% Lamancha) that is 66 lbs, a five month doe (1st gen 75% Lamancha) that is 51 pounds and a 6.5 month doe that is 54 pounds (2 gen 50% Lamancha).

Thanks in advance for the advice!

*edited by BlissBerry - title spelling
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,442 Posts
Well once again I will say I don't go by weight on Mini-Manchas I just don't breed them before they are 1 yr old so usually that makes them 18 mo before being bred
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,278 Posts
I have 4 doelings, 2 are nice-sized and 2 are smallish. I plan on holding all four over and just breed my two older does.

I was impressed though with how easily these 2 does kidded as FF. Their babies just plopped out. They were held over also. (Chelsey and Speckles aka Splash and Ice).
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top