Pictures of your pets.

Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:36 pm

Well Larry, try not feeding them for a week, then see if you can find the goats. :D
(TOTP!) :mad:
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Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: larryfoster On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:30 pm

Most of the year we don't feed the goats much at all.
Those are Kikos and they were bred to have minimal human intervention
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Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:45 pm

L, I'm seriously thinkin minimal human intervention is a learned thing, not genetic?????????????????????? This is a very hardy meat breed is it not?
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Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: larryfoster On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:02 pm

L, I'm seriously thinkin minimal human intervention is a learned thing, not genetic?????????????????????? This is a very hardy meat breed is it not?


This a primarily meat breed.
They were developed in New Zealand to be "feral"

There's some pretty interesting stuff on You Tube which is where we learned about them.

My daughter has wanted goats for a few years.
We decided, this past year, that circumstances fit.
We were almost ready to get Boers when we stumbled on this breed and felt it was ideal for us.

We found these two 100% Kiko kids who are half sisters and got them.
Since last 4th of July weekend when we got them we haven't gone through1 50# bag of feed yet.

But, they really clear brush!
I did have to buy some hay because they have stripped their existing pasture bare.
In the spring, we're greatly expanding their fence.

I was never around goats.
We had pigs, cows and chickens and I had a horse growing up.

These two are a lot of fun.
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Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:52 pm

larryfoster wrote:Most of the year we don't feed the goats much at all.
Those are Kikos and they were bred to have minimal human intervention

Because of the TOTP, something was lost in the translation. You commented your dogs weren't much for herding, (or chasing goats). My response was to let the dogs go W/O food for a week, and see if they'll find the goats when they (the dogs) got hungry.
It was funny, (to me) at the time, but explanations take away from the humor, most of the time. :roll:
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Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: larryfoster On: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:11 am

The little boy's pretty fat.
Like me, he could stand to miss a meal or two.

I think the lack of herding is a people weakness rather than a dog weakness
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Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: unhippy On: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:39 am

larryfoster wrote:
This a primarily meat breed.
They were developed in New Zealand to be "feral"


Ummm...... Kiko's were developed 'from' feral goats...not to be feral....the lead development breeder Garrick Batten used to bite, hook line and sinker, when certain people (dad lol) used to prod him about 'breeding some scrubby old wild goats'.
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Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: larryfoster On: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:50 am

Kiko's were developed 'from' feral goats...not to be feral

Thank you for the correction.
Seems you know something about Kikos?
Me, still learning
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Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: unhippy On: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:55 am

larryfoster wrote:
Kiko's were developed 'from' feral goats...not to be feral

Thank you for the correction.
Seems you know something about Kikos?
Me, still learning



I know when your 9 years old and one takes a dislike to you.....it hurts :mad:

My uncle was actually one of the hunters that caught the wild nannies that made up the origin breeding stock
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Re: Pictures of your pets.

PostBy: larryfoster On: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:07 am

I know when your 9 years old and one takes a dislike to you.....it hurts :mad:


I had that happen with a sheep ram.
Once
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