I better get a doe

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by Truly, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Truly

    Truly New Member

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    I have one BEAUTIFUL doe that was dam raised and is NOT interested in being handled. She won't even let me "bring" her in to be milked. I have to open the gate, stand back and let her come in on her own.

    Anyways, she's in heat today. We put her in with the buck three different times today. That means we had to catch her three times. What a pain in the butt.

    She better give me a doe this time. She gave me twin bucklings this year. I only kept her cuz I don't have a doe out of her. Next year she goes no matter what. It's just not worth chasing her. BUT, she is Beautiful.
     
  2. NubianSoaps.com

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    Have you tried a drag rope? Collar with a lead snapped to it, long enough so that you can step on the lead before she has a chance to run. Better is that her herdmates stand on it also, which teaches her patience. I love drag ropes, even for tame FF! Another really good thing is to double ends snap her to your best doe especially if your best doe is your herd boss :) Vicki
     

  3. goatkid

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    Which doe is this? If you're referring to Celina and her udder is anywhere as nice as her twin's, I'd consider her worth working with. I have no problems catching Chelsea, but she balks when I lead her. She does better when she follows another doe. The drag rope is definately worth a try. I have to be firm with my dam raised does, but all learn to do what is expected of them and all are just as tame as the bottle raised does after a season of milking them. If this is Celina and you don't want to keep her next spring, please let me know. Kathie
     
  4. SherrieC

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    I have only used one of those once, because I'm worried a silly goat would hang themselves, but Gage's 4 -h whether was too Wild to catch, so after 3 weeks of a drag and Gage petting and leading him daily, he now comes to his Name, and Gage did end up winning Grand Champion Jr Showmanship with him. I figured in this case it didn't matter if he did hang him self a too wild whether is only worth meat anyhow.
     
  5. Truly

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    Kathie, it's not Celina. And you're not getting her back. :biggrin She's a lovely doe, has a great udder and is very sweet and tame. Just recently she has started letting my dh approach and pet her.

    I used a drag rope on Pearl when she first kidded so I could milk her. After about 3 weeks she would come when it was her turn, but still is not interested in being approached at all. She kept wearing out the ropes I used. She would get them broken off at toe length and then get the rope stuck in her hooves.

    What kind of rope did you use that didn't wear out?

    I think she'd be an excellent show goat if I could tame her.

    P.S. she was born at my place, shame on me.
     
  6. goatkid

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    I am offering one of Celina's half sisters for sale at this time. She's out of Gabriel and looks alot like Celina. This fall, I repeated the first breeding on her dam, so hopefully will have some full sisters to Celina and Chelsea in March.
    I've never used a drag rope, but would likely use nylon or one of those thick cotton ones used for horses.
     
  7. Truly

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    What kind of rope did you use for a tie out that didn't wear out in a week?
     
  8. Feral Nature

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    I have 3 that I would not be breeding this year if they would have given me daughters last year. Two gave me triplet bucks and one did not concieve. If they give me all bucks again this year.....SCREAM! They are gone!
     
  9. Sondra

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    here are GOOD VIBES going out for a DOE YEAR :yeahthat
     
  10. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    This is a very old thread but I could not help but wonder. Has it been a doe year for you afterall? Curious how the stubborn girls did? :D Are they due yet? Keep us posted!

    :peepwall​

    -Kim
     
  11. SherrieC

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    OMG lois, you still have her poor girl lol! She'ld better have a doe..
     
  12. Truly

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    I still have her. She's due 3/25. She's as standoffish as usual.

    My resolve is set. She will go this year.
     
  13. Shykid Acres

    Shykid Acres Guest

    I sure hope she gives you a doeling (maybe two) before she goes. :D Thanks for the update!

    -Kim