Posted by Kay on July 07, 2000 at 18:18:27:
In Reply to: Re: Size of milk bags? posted by Heidi on July 07, 2000 at 14:54:47:
I have Nubians, Boers and crosses. The thing we want in any goat is a tightly attached udder, one that doesn't hang down below the hocks. In the dairy goats we have does with very large udders that produce usually produce 1-1/2 gallons of milk per day. If the udder doesn't have strong suspensory ligaments the udder will eventually hang too low to milk. I have seen Boer does that have good udders and some that have terrible udders. I have crosses that have beautiful udders and feed trips with no problem and they have held up over the years. We live and learn and one thing you always want to do, if possible is to see the dams udder whether you are buying a buck or a doe. Hope you didn't get a bad deal. If you go to some of the Boer goat breeders sites you can see udders on mature does. Unfortunately there are unscrupulous people in the goat world, I met one when we first got into goats and vowed to never do that to anyone. Kay: I didn't hear that they weren't good just that doe's whose udders are that low should be culled from your herd. Is that true? I have seen good milk doe udders but haven't seen a photo of a mature Boer doe that has had kids. The 7/8 boer does that I have seen have very large udders. Are large udders and weak attachements a common thing with Boers or does that come from the milk goat line? I don't want to offend anyone I am just learning and am now concerned that I may have bought lower quality doelings because their does have very large and low udders. Some of which are just touching the ground. Please more help. Thank you
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