Fullblood bucks are usually preferred for breeding purposes, it is common practice to use crossbreed does for kid production, the breeds most commonly used are feral, boer cross, cashmere, angora or dairy goats.

Percentage Boer goats are very common in Commercial meat herds, and with those just starting out in the Boer goat business due to ease of acquisition and affordability, but many producers still prefer Fullblood bucks and does, intentional crossbreeding is far from universal.

Note: The ‘F’ term is the commonly used shorthand for indicating the percentage of pure blood genetics (Fullblood boer in this case) resulting from cross breeding of a Fullblood Boer Buck with Does of other breeds:
F1 : Fullblood buck sire/Unregistered buck sire, any breed doe
F2 :Fullblood buck sire, F1 doe
F3 : Fullblood buck sire, F2 doe
F4: Fullblood buck sire, F3 doe

Please note for registration purposes only the term ‘Crossbred’ will be replaced by the prefix ‘F’.