Angora goats breeding question

Discussion in 'Goats' started by decamper, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. decamper

    decamper Well-Known Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Staunton, IL
    We bought a pair, male and female, of angora goats last spring hoping for a family by this spring but no luck. Was told they were a year old and were not brother and sister. The male is interested in the female but she isn't interested in him. Any thoughts? We have kept them with our sheep, and we tried keeping just the two of them together. What else can we try?
  2. Shahbazin

    Shahbazin Well-Known Member

    Dec 9, 2002
    How big are they? I mean, what would you say is the body weight on the doe? This is a slow-maturing breed, & if they are not mature, they might not breed. A friend of mine breeds Angoras, & she doesn't generally breed does until they are 2 years, as many does don't finish growing til 2-3 years. Does the buck have normal testicular development? Young bucks are OK, but does sometimes need a little more growth.

  3. Freeholder

    Freeholder Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2004
    Is there a ram in with the sheep? If so, she might have gotten bred by the ram, which would have resulted in a miscarriage, but it might have been too late for her to breed back by then.