Flemish Giant growth rate

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  1. Dec 14, 2007 #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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    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 Buck 13 Lbs
    Senior Doe 14 Lbs



    Minimum Length

    Body20 inches
    Ear 6 inches



    Target: ]Age versus Weight - Growth

    Juniors
    2 months old 5 – 6 Lbs
    3 months old 7 – 8 Lbs
    4 months old 9 Lbs
    5 months old 10Lbs

    6/8 Intermediates
    6 months old 11 - 12 Lbs
    7 months old 12 - 13 Lbs

    Seniors
    8+ months old Does 14 + 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.)
     
  3. Dec 14, 2007 #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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    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! :D
     
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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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