Hello Everyone! I live in Maine and have a two goat herd of mother and daughter. I have my girls for milking, and bought them with that in mind. At any rate. In August I bought an adorable 10 month old buck. I think I had stars in my eyes when I went to get him. He was a nigie, and so very very tiny (maybe 20lbs. Maybe.) I somehow missed that it was probably NOT a good sign. (I should have known better, so no excuses for me) He never acted like he went into rut at all. No peeing, didn't look like a 'buck', zero smell. No tongue flapping, etc etc. And he never seemed interested in my does, although it was hard to tell since he was terrified of me and hid whenever I came near. I had him for one month, and found him dead in the stall mid September. A goat guru friend said she suspected heart condition, although that was not confirmed. Since I wanted to have 'breed dates' for them, I had just seperated him the night before. They have not gone into heat at all that I've been able to see. Since the first boy was NEVER rutty, is there any chance at all that he bred them? Can a boy get the deed done without seeming like.. well... a boy? Thanks!