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  • +images of red boer bucks only
  • Pigment on boer goat tails

 
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    06-08-2009, 12:56 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Breeding Boers <Pictures!>

Well I've finally found a hobby that almost anyone can enjoy, breeding raising and showing Goats. Yesterday, I finally inquire to a breeder I bought my first goat from. She had a batch of kids hit the ground about 3 months ago, and I wanted a doe from that kidding. Well first lemme tell you a story....

Back in September of '08, I was looking online for a cute little goat to show in 4 H, and I found one at a farm called Ladybug Hill Farm, a cute little Nubian Boer cross. Well after about a month of begging my mom for this kid, I checked this site, and noticed the kid was gone! I was devastated, and checked back a few days later and noticed new kids on the ground. One was a Traditional little 75% buckling who was for sale for $100. We ended up going up to Harrisonburg (a 4 hour round trip from us) to put a $50 deposit on this buck, I mean he was so cute! I email his breeder, Chris Tolar, until January 2nd about this buckling, who she very well took care of until we came on January 3rd to pick up. Once we got him home and settled Id randomly check Chris's site for kids.
In March I checked her site, and all of her good breeding stock was for sale. I was puzzled. But there were 3 new kids on the ground. I inquired about a little $150 doe, [bad teat structure] and asked why her stock was for sale. Well I don't think I should broadcast what made her sell her stock, but she said she'd give me -$50 of the $150 so I started from there.
Come this month me and my mom sat down and talked about getting a good herd and letting me breed and raise everything (note im only 13), she agreed to it. So I told her about Cherokee (Pow, my wethers sire, and the sire of the new kids) almost being ennobled. Well me and mother decided on getting the buckling instead of the doe. I asked about the Buck and for confomation pictures, heres what she sent me. I also asked about pigment under the tail (its should be a brownish, more of a darker color but not pink)

"Kids start with very little pigment under their tails and the pigmented areas increase in size over the first several months. He is currently probably about 60% pigmented under his tail and should get to at least 80% if not complete. His teat structure is very very good. I cannot come down on price. His sire will likely be ennobled within the next few weeks. None of his other buck kids go for less than $500 when sold by the other owners."

He's $200. Im putting a deposit down on him today (mailing it) not sure what day im picking him up. BUT here are my other two wethers. I have two other wethers the buck will be staying with until we buy does... My wethers are the two with neon collars...
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    06-08-2009, 01:07 PM
  #2
Weanling
This is my daughter's boer "Ike" getting groomed for a show he was 3 months old here. He took 3rd not bad for a young kid who had just been pulled off his mama and started training a week before!
The 2nd was when we brought him to our house ( we kept him at my aunt & uncles) they raise show boers anyhow he jumped the gate in his pen as I was leaving for work soooo I brought him in the house he was better behaved than the dog
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    06-08-2009, 01:36 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Does your daughter show ABGA or 4 H?
     
    06-08-2009, 02:13 PM
  #4
Weanling
She was showing in FFA, however she isn't any more. If we could have kept Ike at our house it would have worked out better but since we couldn't keep him penned we took him back to my aunt & uncles and they sold him. I don't know what she will show or if she will next school year since we don't have a place to keep anything safe from neighborhood dogs( we live in town).
     
    06-09-2009, 09:41 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Ohh, I see.

I just got news Pow's (my boer) dam had twins last night! Two bucklings a red and a red paint! Im probably buying them for 4 H when it rolls around. Im waiting for her other doe to kid so I can see what the other option(s) are. Im so excited! I love kidding season!
     
    06-09-2009, 09:48 AM
  #6
Green Broke
And I've named the new buck The Final Riot (Riot for short). Im really happy were finally building up a herd!
     
    06-09-2009, 10:30 AM
  #7
Showing
That is so freaking adorable! I had no idea there was such a thing as showing goats! Adorable!
     
    06-09-2009, 11:49 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Thanks! Its actually a nationwide event for ABGA (American Boer Goat Association), and people make it a living.
     
    06-09-2009, 04:42 PM
  #9
Weanling
You are right a lot of people make a very decent living at raising show goats, considering Boers usually give birth to twins and to sell them they are any where from 40$ to thousands for proven bucks that have shown well. My cousin sold one of his for 2000$ last year. I've seen a lot of people go from cattle/horses to goats because you can have more per acre and the cost isn't any more expensive to keep a good size herd going than it is for the larger stock.
     
    06-09-2009, 04:51 PM
  #10
Started
Congrats on the purchase!!! I used to raise and show Nubians- the boers were just starting to get popular in my area when I was at the end of 4-H. Goats are pretty easy to raise and you will find that breeding bucks STINK!!!! (seriously). We liked to kid out at the end of Jan (yes cold... but heat lamps helped) and then in April-May... that way we would have the Sr and Jr aged does for 4-H and then we also had a dairy-type market class (could be mixed dairy breeds but no market breed in them).

I really liked goats but had to sell when I moved from home- even the older buck and does brought good money. Good luck with your new guy!!!
     

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