HI Susanne, I have come to find out that my particular goats can breed year round. The neighbor's buck got into my pasture earlier this summer and, well, guess what. That's right, all does pregnant here. In fact, I think they will give birth in November or December. That's not very kind weather for little ones, but I will make them a warm place.
Another question, just as dumb as the first one: I have never tasted "goaty tasting" goat milk. My girls give really great tasting milk that, frankly, if I didn't know it was goat milk, I couldn't tell. If I buy a "real" dairy goat, will the milk taste different? stronger? goaty? What they eat probably effects the way the milk tastes. They have access to pasture and I feed alfalfa only, and apples when I have them. They get a ration of 4-way sweet feed when they are being milked. Any dairy goat I buy would be fed the same way.