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July 27, 2018

Differences between buying a Pygmy Wether (fixed male) or Doe (Female)

 


Differences between buying a Pygmy Wether (fixed male) or Doe (Female)

Advantages to buying wethers (fixed males)

• Lower cost to buy
• Make an excellent show wether or forever pet

Disadvantages to buying Wethers (fixed males)
• Do not hold their value
• Can develop Urinary Stones
• Have a restricted Diet

Advantages to buying Does (females)

• No diet restrictions
• Unlikely to develop Urinary Stones
• Hold their Value
• Can reproduce

Disadvantages to buying Does (females)
• Cost more to purchase
• If you are ever going to breed them they need to be bred and kid before they are two years old
• Pygmy females are not always easy kidders you need to be there when they birth and have some experienced available to pull kids if needed.