This is silly but I am going to ask. We have 2 does ready to be bred for fall season (they are fainters), and they are somewhat timid around people. It has been very difficult to tell when they are in heat especially since they won't get close enough or hide. We own 2 bucks...one as a companion and the other for breeding. The one we use for breeding has bred 2 other does in the past. Although he didn't have much "vigor" or "delight" in the activity if you know what I mean. We have been putting our 2 does in with this buck to breed with everyday for quite sometime, and neither do the does or the buck have seem to have much interest in one another. The buck makes very few attempts, which have been denied, and the does seem to care less about him. So, tonight as an experiment, we tried again with the buck and he had absolutely no interest. So what we did we ran the does next to the companion buck (along the fence) and they went wild for him...fur spiked, rubbing, noisy etc etc and he showed much the same interest. We really don't have plans to breed with him because I think the other buck has much better qualities and is smaller. Why does this buck not want to breed? Is there something wrong with him? Would you consider this a genetic trait he would pass on? The first 2 goats he has bred was our first go around at this, so I would consider us new to this area. Please provide some feedback, I'd like to have some fall babies. :? Hope this makes sense. Thanks!!!!