Do you ever look at your doelings and wonder if they really are well grown enough to breed? :crazy I have two doelings 7 1/2 months old. Annabelle is 80-85 lbs Alpine/Togg x Saanen. Her dam was 145 lbs. fine boned, heavy milking girl. Never caused me any problems. Healthy intestines (no cocci damage) at necropsy, just small compared to the Saanens. Misty Dawn is 95 -100 lbs. Purebred Saanen out of a 200 lb. dam. Dam was a virgin 2 year old 160 lbs. when I bought and bred her. Any reason with these weights - 80 + lbs- I should NOT breed at 8 months? They are properly dewormed, free choice alfalfa, some grain, good mineral, etc. I so do NOT want April-May kiddings, but just looking at Annabelle she's fine boned and it makes me second guess an October- November breeding opposed to a December one. What's interesting is that these two babies weighed EXACTLY the same for the first 5 months. Is this common for genetic differences to take awhile to appear?