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Keeping Bucks

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by Missmonty, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Feb 1, 2019
    MiniSilkys

    MiniSilkys Loving the herd life

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    Missmonty

    Missmonty Ridin' The Range

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    MiniSilkys

    MiniSilkys Loving the herd life

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    Thank you! I am in the process myself of deciding if I want to add another pygmy buck or get a Nigerian dwarf buck. My pygmies only give me a few colors. Nigerians have all sorts.
     
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    Georgia Girl

    Georgia Girl Exploring the pasture

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    I have 4 goats , 1 buck, 1wether, 2 female Saanens, I bought a young male and kept him in with the other 3 goats, I kept him in an anti-mating apron for awhile as I wanted my Saanens to be of age and weight before breeding, I keep them all together and they all get along fine, He is a very gentle male and even in rut he has no odor, he is disbudded. Both of my does are pregnant almost 3 months and i still have not removed him. I think bucks that are isolated are what makes them mean. I am 74 and have no problems with him. If he minds his manners, I will probably leave him with the does until they are about 4 months pregnant. I have only had goats for about 1 1/2 years, so just my way, and what seems to be working for me.
     
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