|There's only 2 months difference in their ages but a world of|
difference in the size of these Kiko does.
Both the bucks and does born during freezing weather in January are nearly twice the size of the March-born kids. The rate of growth is significantly different. Of course this has been an unusually hot and dry spring and early summer so I'm not sure if that is the reason or not.
When I got to thinking about it, I remembered a column I wrote many years ago about winter kidding. I wrote that the kids born in January were so much better than spring-born kids that it was worth losing up to 10 percent of the kids due to severe weather. I had forgotten about that column until I witnessed again this year the difference a couple months can make in the kids.
I have another week or so to decide what I will do this year. If I want January kids, I need to start turning in the bucks in August. I'll keep you updated.