Since I raise dairy goats, not meat goats, I'm not very familiar with Boer goat conformation, but these bucklings look pretty good overall to me.
Thicket is the biggest of the three kids. When I weigh taped the kids at a little over three weeks of age, he had gained 15 lbs since birth! That's a pretty fast increase, especially for a triplet. He uses his muscles to push Bramble out of his way, and get the best spot at the "milk bar" for himself. Because of this, I sometimes separate him from Mabel during the day, and give him a bottle instead. This also makes him friendlier. I do not allow either of the bucks to jump on me, or try to push me around. It's cute and funny now, but when they weigh 250+ lbs, it won't be cute or funny anymore.
The only issue I see with Thicket is that his scrotum is too divided. For this reason, he would not be a good show buck, but would be fine as a show wether. He would also be fine as a breeder for meat goats, or I will gladly wether him for free.
Bramble is friendly, and also growing fast, though not quite so fast as his larger brother. He had gained 10 lbs when I weigh taped him at the same time as Thicket. I am supplementing him with a bottle or two during the day, since he gets pushed around by Thicket. He has more Nubian characteristics than the other two, but still has the big shoulders and neck of the Boer. He also has the same issue as Thicket, but to a lesser degree. I will wether him for free also if desired.
Both bucks will be held until they are older and able to be weaned. They will receive the same careful attention the rest of my goats have. They have access to free-choice kelp and baking soda, and will be wormed when necessary.
I am asking $200 for Thicket
and $175 for Bramble,
or I will consider a full or partial trade for an ADGA registerable Nubian buckling
(must be American or purebred status).
If you are interested in one or both of these kids, please call 386-three one six-4844
or email email@example.com