Bottle Baby - ?Weight?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by tduerson, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. tduerson

    tduerson Well-Known Member

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    What would be a good weight for a Bottle Baby. He is an in-tact Buckling. 5 weeks old. 1/2 Boer (Daddy) and 1/2 Spanish (Momma).
    Tina
     
  2. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

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    If I recall correctly, take the birth weight and add ten pounds for every month old he is...so it would be around 12 pounds plus his birth weight for a good weight on him.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong here, guys!

    -Sarah
     

  3. tduerson

    tduerson Well-Known Member

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    Sarah J, If that is right then he is REALLY growing. I got him at 6 days old. He weighed 7 lbs. the next day at 1 week old. He weighed 30 lbs. on the day of his 5 week B-Day. WOW. He is not fat either, he is getting so tall and filling out great.

    I was worried that he might not be gaining weight fast enough, but if this is correct he is doing great.

    Thanks for your reply
    Tina
     
  4. 2mpillow

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    Meat breeds will grow faster....I think this birthwt plus 10lbs a month is for dairy breeds mostly. Crosses also grow faster...hybrid vigor