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.

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 â 6 Lbs 3 months old 7 â 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.)

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).

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!

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).