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well guys , my beautifl 3/4 boer doe Finally kidded, she laid outside in the warm spring sunshine, and gave us a fantasticly formed doe . however, apparently our faithfull boer, isnt so faithfull... this "boer" looks like a beautiful perfectly formed SAANEN!!!, erect ears and everything, right down to the same neck wattles her daddy had, so she works out to be 1/2 saanan,3/8 boer 1/8 angora..... all in all, appearing to be a white saanan purebred, now i see what all the saanen breeders get so riled up about color in the genetics, we arent selling her, she will be re breed this fall to another pure saanen, but it should be interesting to see what her kids will look like lets all hope she is not as faithless as her mom, since by fall i hope to have a nubian and a lamancha buck here, as well as the saanen, i dont think i could do the math on a cross like that....

i wish i knew how to post pictures on here, its so ODD!!!!

-- Beth,in ND (, April 12, 2002


Beth I had the same thing happen only backwards. Back in January my saanen doe Baby ,that I witnessed the breeding to our saanen buck, had a big boy with floppy ears and a beige head. I wasn't to disappointed since it was a buck but I still don't know how she bred the Boer buck, well I know how, oh well you know what I mean. Good luck with your baby.

-- sherry in Arkansas (, April 12, 2002.

Must be something in those Saanen genes.... My Saanen buck hopped the fence and I thought he had only bred one Alpine doe. I got a big suprise today. She kidded with snow white kids and so did two other yearling does....

-- Tana Mc (, April 12, 2002.

My 3/4 Boer Doe was bred to a 7/8 Boer buck. She had triplets and only one looked like a Boer. The other two looked like Alpines with long, floppy ears.

-- Dee (, April 14, 2002.

Now this post is interesting.

So how do you tell the difference between a sable sanaan and a alpine. In other words, how do you know if a sanaan bred to a alpine and throws colored kids is a result of the sable or colored genes or alpine? hmmmmm think i'll ask on sabletalk.

-- Bernice (, April 14, 2002.

yeah i know i have seen boer cross breeds with the floppy ears and all, but this i have never seen , the WATTLES!!, thats really the only thing that makes me positive it was our saanen, that and the other boer cross doe, had a little bucking that looks just like her and the boer buck :)

i would have expected color out of this doe, since she is a Paint boer so the white was really astounding

-- Beth Van Stiphout (, April 15, 2002.

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