Buck not interested

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  1. BU09

    BU09 New Member

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    I bought a registered Nigerian Dwarf Buck in November. He will be a year old in February. He's been with 2 does since arriving. The does have both been in raging heat 3 times. The buck shows no interest at all. I have not experienced this before. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Have you told the breeder?

    I would get a sperm count.

    Is he copper deficient?

    Were the does been mean to him?
     

  3. BU09

    BU09 New Member

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  4. BU09

    BU09 New Member

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    Thanks for responding. No to all 3 questions.
     
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  5. bisonviewfarm

    bisonviewfarm Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    CO
    I had to borrow my neighbors older buck this year to kick my young guys into buck mode. Less than an hour after bringing him the boys that had shown no interest in the girls were happily breeding. Can you get your hands on a nice smelly buck rag or even better a nice smelly buck for a bit ?
     
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  6. Amber89

    Amber89 Well-Known Member

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    Feb 5, 2018
    Had this happen they just need a smelly old man to show them how it's done lol
     
  7. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    I would talk to his breeder and see if they will let you rent his sire for a day or two.
    Last year I only had my 7-month-old buckling to breed all of my does, he wasn't really interested at first because the does were mean to him. How I got him in the mood was barrow a Pygmy buckling from a friend (He would have made cute Kinder babies if he was taller) and then let them both with the in heat doe.
     
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  8. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Is he tall enough?
    Do his testicles appear full, heavy, rounded, and large for his age?
    How much does he weigh?

    Could you post photos of him, all sides, full body including tail.
     
  9. BU09

    BU09 New Member

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    That's a great idea. I'll try it.
     
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  10. BU09

    BU09 New Member

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    Sure will. Thank you!
     
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  11. BU09

    BU09 New Member

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    Sorry this took so long. We've been getting a lot of snow which I had to deal with. Here are the photos you requested.
     

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  12. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    In the one picture, if that is the tip of the tail that we are seeing, he probably has a fish tail and is copper deficient.
     
  13. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    What a cute face!

    I think he has some mineral deficiencies, definitely copper and possibly zinc and selenium.

    What do you offer for minerals? Loose minerals are best. If you already offer a good loose mineral then you might consider buying Replamin Plus oral paste and begin giving that to him weekly.

    Is he a healthy weight under that voluminous hair? Not too spiny or boney hips?
     
  14. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Hey..I would definitely borrow, use another buck with him in the group. He just looks so young, and they seem to get frustrated. Did you try , just him and 1 doe in a paddock or pen? You may have to hand breed to get him started.
     
  15. BU09

    BU09 New Member

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    Thanks! He has had access to loose minerals since I bought him. Gave him a copper bolus last week along with selenium/vitamin E and a shot of vitamin B. Hopefully this does the trick. Thanks!
     
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  16. BU09

    BU09 New Member

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    I've already noticed a change in his coat. It hair is now soft like my other goats. Any idea how long it will take for the copper and vitamins to increase his libido?
     
  17. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Typically change will be over 6-8 weeks, minerals are kind of slow acting
     
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  18. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Give the Selenium/E monthly to all the goats
     
  19. BU09

    BU09 New Member

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    Already have. Thank you so much!
     
  20. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Nice pictures! Even I saw the fish tail, so it is obvious! ;)

    Did we remember to say a big great :groupwelcome:? To both you and your goats! :)