Horned (pp) X Horned (pp) = 100% horned (pp) offspring. Polled (Pp) X Horned (pp) = 50% polled (Pp), 50% horned (pp) offspring. Polled (Pp) X Polled (Pp) = 25% polled (PP), 50% polled (Pp), 25% horned (pp) Homozygous polled (PP) X Horned (pp) = All polled (Pp) offspring. Homozygous polled (PP) X Homozygous Polled (PP) = All homozygous polled (PP) offspring.
Hubby wanted to see what would happen if we bred polled to polled, i tried to argue with him. telling him of the high chances of the kids coming out sterile or being Hemorphadites born with both sexes being present. I had also heard that there are 3 types of poled goats, a short medium and tall nubs also called giraffe nubs, and if at least one parent has giraffe nubs the success of normal kids is higher there for producing Polled (Pp) X Polled (Pp) = 25% polled (PP), 50% polled (Pp), 25% horned (pp) offspring. I have a couple of polled does with medium nubs and a buck with shot nubs but his sire had giraffe nubs.. so we are giving it a try < nail biting > Dee Dee (polled doe) had triplets 2 bucks and one doe.. they look normal as far as i can tell at this point. I will update this as i know what happens.
Then i was asked by several people, how do you Know a baby is polled when first born..I took some pictures of
mine so hopefully help identify polled babies before they are disbudded by mistake