Are kikos tougher than boers? I've heard kikos are quicker to get up and nurse, do better on poor quality forage and less prone to get worms. Is any of that true in your experience? Cute kids btw
I wouldn't say they are tougher, but they do very well on all types of browse. The does are very good moms and I haven't compared but the kids are up and nursing right away. This is the only type of goat we have raised. My wife has a vegetation management business to help folks lower their fire fuel load thus the choice of a goat that stays healthy on brush, plants like star thistle, etc. She concentrates heavily on herd health and supplements minerals.
I have to admit to being biased. The Boer Goat is locally bred here and especially bred for harsh conditions. It is a Nubian type. And we now have the Red or Kalahari Boer Goat. I don't think a Cheetah would easily mess with a Boer. I know a Saanen would not stand a chance.
You're probably right. We use guardian dogs due to the mountain lion and coyote pressure here and have never lost an animal to predation.