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jeff.barkman
Oct 18, 2020
In General Discussions
I have read the articles that most folks believe the Arapawa goats are descendants from goats dropped off by Captain Cook making them related to the Olde English goat from long ago. Then recently there was some DNA work making them more closely related to African goats. Is there any DNA research being conducted now that will show exactly where these goats might have originated? Their history is very fascinating!
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jeff.barkman
Sep 19, 2020
In General Discussions
what are the thoughts on a breeding up program? Why not cross Arapawa bucks with commercial does 4-5 generations until you get at least a 15/16 pure Arapawa and call it an American purebred or something. With too many bucks and not enough females it seems like a good way to get breeding numbers up. When cattle breeds were first imported into this country we had breeding up programs and it quickly got the purebred numbers up. Then Fullblood semen was imported periodically to Keep the genetics fresh and pure. Just curious
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jeff.barkman
Sep 19, 2020
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I can’t find any doelings for sale. Are there not any for sale In the US?
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