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dwarf billy big nanny

 
Daniel Hutchison
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Can I put a dwarf billy on some full sized alpine/lamancha/nubian nannies and have any hope of him to getting the job done?
 
Doug Mac
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Yes, but why? Do you want smaller goats?
 
Daniel Hutchison
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Wasn't looking for a little guy, but the billy was free and close-by. As a bonus, I figure he'll eat less if we end up keeping him around all year. Thank you for the reply.
 
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ali snowdale
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If those girls want to get bred - they will happily accommodate. I have all dwarf boys, handling the larger boys is too much work for me. I have one boy that will stand up on a little log or bench and LEAP onto a nearby girl...the girls do not always appreciate the effort - but I have plenty of mini-standard mixes that declare it can be done.
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Chris Kott
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There are a number of successful newer crosses and breeds that focus on decreasing size by using a male dwarf to cover full-size nannies. Apart from producing offspring that should be less leggy and smaller, dwarfs that milk year-round (a peculiarity of two particular breeds) have been known to pass that trait on to provide milkers that either require less, or no, freshening, or require it less often.

Anyone that can give solid examples of what I'm talking about would be greatly appreciated, as this information was all taken from posts and material I came across a couple years ago and have since misplaced.

-CK
 
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