Dam raised- Are that, they are dam raised, the mother raises them.
Bottle raised- They are fed a bottle.
NOW the difference that I do, is I raise on CAE prevention, if I didn't, I wouldn't bother with pulling the kids. Too much work.
I milk the does twice a day, pasturize all the milk the kids eat. That prevents CAE from being passed from dam to kid. It's passed via colostrum/milk. Now I'm pretty sure considering where my girls are from, everyone is clean and there wouldn't be any problems with CAE but these are show goats. They aren't pets, they aren't going to be butchered in a few months, these are goats people will want to show so there for they are looking for disease free or CAE tested/or kids raised on CAE prevention.
People are willing to pay a better price for disease free healthy goats.
I hear all the time, buyers asking are they CAE Negative or are they raised on CAE prevention ect ect. Even I ask those questions now. Lol.
SO I always raise the purebred kids on CAE Prevention.
More babies on the forum- YAY!.
Your goats are very beautiful. I can't imagine all the work involved in hand raising them, however. You're a good MOm.