Their Real Breeding Rates

Kangaroos and macropods in general are extremely slow breeders

  • Grey kangaroos wean at around 12 – 15 months of age.
  • They get fur between 5 and 6 months.
  • The doe can have a pouch-bound joey and another at foot, since they stay close to the mother’s mob until 24 – 30 months of age.
  • Does only have a maximum of 8 joeys in their lifetime.
  • Only 3 joeys survive to adulthood.
  • She does NOT ever have 2 pouched joeys except in the extremely rare case of twins.
  • Grey does become sexually mature between 24 and 36 months.
  • When shooters kill all the alpha males because they are frightened of them, the mob goes into a breeding melt down.
  • Professional kangaroo shooters, (often referring to themselves as “harvesters”), as you will read here often, are men who have been thrown out of the family homes and cannot get a proper job, because they are unable to behave like human beings.
  • Few farmers will allow shooters near their children and goats. Particularly goats.