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False Netherland Dwarf?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Eclaire » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:35 pm


Hi! I recently bought a broken opal netherland dwarf doe and was wondering if she is a false dwarf. I bought her when she was only eight weeks old and as she's grown her ears have gotten a lot bigger, but the rest of her still seems small and pretty compact. If she's a false dwarf does she look like she'd be a good breeding doe? Also she's now 3 months old and I was wondering how long she will continue growing.
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Re: False Netherland Dwarf?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby SableSteel » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:12 pm


It's hard to tell at this age; their ears tend to grow first and they need some time to catch up (we called this 'the uglies'), and each line is slightly different (ask the breeder; they probably know the growth patterns of their line). They'll continue growing until about 6 months, before they reach what's about their adult weight (they might gain a bit more after then but not too much)
Just looking at her long head, though, if I had to guess I might say she's a false dwarf
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