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what breed is my buck

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by goat-hugger, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Aug 7, 2015
    goat-hugger

    goat-hugger Exploring the pasture

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    I bought a nice looking Buck for a herdsire the ppl I bought him from didn't know what he is the only thing they said he faints I have clean in put weight back on him but he is very wild hard to get pics he is supposed to be 1 years old but I think he is older then that I like to know what you guys think he is?
     

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  2. Aug 7, 2015
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    Welcome :frow, glad you joined us! Nice looking buck you have there. Given that he faints, I'm guessing he is at least part fainter.
     
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    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    :welcome from Northern Minnesota!

    I agree with Hens and Roos. He is a very handsome boy for sure!
     
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    Alibo

    Alibo Loving the herd life

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    Yes looks like a silkie myotonic
     
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    goat-hugger

    goat-hugger Exploring the pasture

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    I can't wait to see his offspring his name was squrt I change it to buddy bad thing ishhe won't stay in the fence with other Buck so I had to tether him question do you think he worth studing out he has no papers but I saw his daughters in sons in they we're amazing
     

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    Goat Whisperer

    Goat Whisperer Herd Master

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    He might be part mini silky fainter or a cross. I think I have read that in order for them to faint they need to be at least 50% myotonic (I may be wrong on that one).

    It may be worth having a vet listen to his heart because if there is something wrong that can make him look like he faints.

    I am not a big fan on studding animals out. That puts your herd at a huge risk as well as anyone who uses your buck. The only time I have done it is when I know someone and their animals REALLY well and their herd is tested (we test ours for CAE, CL, and Johne's)
     
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    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    Hay there @goat-hugger :frow :welcome from the front range of Colorado. He is handsome for sure! Aside from what Goat Whisperer said, I don't know that folks looking for a stud would want a non-papered buck... just sayin'... Either way, guess there's only one sure way to find out :fl good luck!
     
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    goat-hugger

    goat-hugger Exploring the pasture

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    I think I might get him check by the vet he has fainted twice since he been here he fainted oncehere when he was doing his deed with one of my does in the other was when he got lose now he is very very wild I
    don't think these ppl knew what kind of goats they have they had alot of goats he was in with 10 to 16 bucks after I bought him they told me they bought him from the sales barn last year in used him once y dose ppl tell you this after you buy them? I asked tons of questions when I got him he looked very healthy
     
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    outdoorhoney

    outdoorhoney Ridin' The Range

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    When you mentioned that he faints, my first thought was "He must be part Myotonic" but you may want to take him to the vet to get a check up just to make sure he is healthy and to get peace of mind. Myotonic goats have a hereditary genetic disorder (myotonia congenita) that causes their muscles to lock up. Although it appears they are fainting, there muscles are just locking up so if your buck is actually fainting or going unconscious it may be something to look into. Just my two cents though :) He's a very handsome boy, I love his colorings!
     
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    goat-hugger

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    He doesn't pass out he looks like he is fainting it only happens when he gets very scared like when I try to trim his feet or move him around the pasture in then when he gets excited he faints not pass out