These babies make a departure from our usual focus on dairy goats. Momma Katniss is a grade Nubian goat, but Daddy is a 100% registered Boer. As I understand it, that makes these doelings eligible for registration as 50% Boer. If we breed their babies to another full registered Boer buck, those babies would be eligible to be registered as 3/4 Boer, and so on, with the eventual result of us breeding into 100% Boer animals.
I hadn't really planned on moving into meat goats, but Katniss is Kid 3's goat and she's excited about this project. Kid 1 is the person that does all of the goat milking in our family. She will be leaving for college in the fall and is already talking about possibly finding work in North Dakota as soon as she graduates from high school this spring (lots of money in the oil fields!)
No Kid 1 to milk dairy goats + Kid 3 pushing meat goats = maybe its time to switch gears?