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My goats milk tastes like cow milk pretty much. No goaty taste at all. So sad I'm not milking right now. So long until spring!
 

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They can... 10 months is a good period of time. I dried my little Nigerian up so she could have a month off before I put her in with my buck to (hopefully) be bred. So she was only in milk for 6 or 7 months this year.
 

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I was always interested in having heritage breeds on my mini-farm. I would love to have a heritage dual-purpose cow. Dexters fit that bill...but so do Red Polls. Neither of them are exceptionally common..or cheap. But options abound, so who knows.
 

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We have heritage everything except goats! I would be interested in having some of those too but, like you said, tthey're pricey and harder to find. I like Dexters a lot.
 

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Love talking breeds! We have GOS cross pigs. We are going to breed them to a Berkshire boar. We have Dominique chickens and are hoping to get Dorkings for the spring. Also Black Spanish turkeys. We are going to get a Bourbon Red tom for the hens, also probably in the spring.
 

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