I'm more or less asking this for a couple of folks who are new with ND's and frequent our forum from time to time. The question comes from more of a health/hampered growth concern situation, and not just a spring show(s) standpoint. I have given what my rule of thumb with mine are, but would like to hear from across the forum what your rule of thumb is with ND's.........I assume that mini's would also fall into a similar situation too. OK......How young and at what weight is the earliest that you would breed an ND doe ? Thanks so much for your thoughts....success.....or problems that you may have had with yours. Whim (BTW) Just in case you are wondering....my rule of thumb is 30 lbs, and 7 months old.