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Old 12-14-2007, 03:16 AM   #1
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I might be putting this in the wrong area, so mods please move if necessary.

How fast do flemish giant babies grow? Is there an ideal weight they should hit by a certain age? Nebula was 4# when I got him a little over a week ago. On Monday, he had gained a 1/2lb, which I think is probably normal. I just want to make sure he is growing fine, and be able to track his growth.



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Old 12-14-2007, 03:19 AM   #2
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This is from a breeders website:

http://mysite.verizon.net/resp9fau/id6.html



Flemish Giant Size and Growth Chart



Minimum Weights for Showing

Juniors 7 Lbs
Senior Buck13 Lbs
Senior Doe 14 Lbs



Minimum Length

Body20 inches
Ear 6 inches



Target: ]Age versus Weight - Growth

Juniors
2 months old5 – 6 Lbs
3 months old7 – 8 Lbs
4 months old 9 Lbs
5 months old 10Lbs

6/8 Intermediates
6 months old11 - 12 Lbs
7 months old12 - 13 Lbs

Seniors
8+ months old Does14 + Lbs
8+ months old Bucks 13 + Lbs


Max growth: 10 to 14 months depending
on variety and bloodlines. (some lines of
Fawns are notoriously late bloomers.)



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Old 12-14-2007, 03:31 AM   #3
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That's pretty good growth for a Junior Flemish. Some Flemish, especially the bucks seem to slow down at 7-8 months and don't reach minimum show weight until 9-10 months of age. I don't consider a Flemish full grown until 12-14 months (especially the boys).

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Old 12-14-2007, 03:38 AM   #4
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Wow...a lb a month...so THIS is what I have to look forward to, lol!

I was going to ask this very question, too...glad you asked, Stargazerlily!

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Old 12-15-2007, 01:30 AM   #5
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So then a half pound in a week might be a little much, or right on target? Nebula is a little over 2 months old (born Oct 4, Wabbitdad correct me if I'm wrong).



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