Doeling breeding age
I differ from Taffy on this one. I actually prefer to breed girls at 6-8 months when I can. That said, I usually can't because I have too many older does that I have to breed before they get too old to start! I don't think it's healthy to wait until they are older than 18 months so if I have a bunch of yearlings they always take priority over that year's doelings. However, I've found that if I can breed my doelings the first year, they are just fine, and in fact have had fewer problems conceiving and delivering than my 2-year-old maidens. The problem with the yearlings is that they are often overweight by the time they get bred, so that is probably what leads to the fertility issues. I've also had trouble with them rejecting bucks more often, usually because my bucks are small and the yearling does are sometimes bullies and can pound them. This wouldn't be an issue with a larger buck. With mature bucks and young doelings you can have the opposite problem. The little doe is terrified of the big buck and he can be too rough. So really it depends a lot on your particular situation and the particular doeling you have in mind. 

Good luck whatever you decide!

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Doeling breeding age - by Stringinit - 12-12-2021, 06:13 PM
RE: Doeling breeding age - by Taffy - 12-13-2021, 10:51 AM
RE: Doeling breeding age - by Charlie Horse - 12-13-2021, 10:15 PM
RE: Doeling breeding age - by Nanno - 12-14-2021, 09:42 AM
RE: Doeling breeding age - by Stringinit - 12-14-2021, 05:15 PM

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