Bucks not clean teated

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by Maggie, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Maggie

    Maggie New Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Floyd, Va
    What would your thoughts be on a boer buck that is NOT clean teated, who had a split teat or non functional teat?
     
  2. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Straight to freezer camp!
     

  3. icboers

    icboers New Member

    69
    Dec 6, 2010
    Blue Ridge,TX
    I would not use him as a breeding buck. His kids may not show the defect but they will then carry the gene for teat issues for later generations.

    Karla
     
  4. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    how do ya know the buck has a non-functioning teat? LOL JK

    I would weigh that compared to the conformation, I wouldn't say that I'd KILL the buck for having a small defect like that

    jus sayin
     
  5. lissablack

    lissablack New Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    I don't know about Boers, I know they have different teat standards, but you can't register a Kinder with a defect like that.

    Jan
     
  6. Maggie

    Maggie New Member

    Nov 5, 2010
    Floyd, Va
    Non functional meaning no orifice, sorry should have made that more clear haha :p
    Wouldn't he pass on defects to his kids?
     
  7. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    oh, i thought he was a terminal herdsire.

    ok well if you are planning on -keeping- & -breeding- his offspring, then I'd pass.
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  9. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Its possible...but then again anything is possible. I have used both 2 & 4 clean teated bucks here.
    One yr had a cluster teat buckling out of 2 teated dam. Sire had 4.
    Last season used 2 teated buck on both 2 & 4 teated does. Still got 4 teats on some doelings out of 2 teated dams.
    Personally I would never use any buck, 2 or 4, unless they are clean.
     
  10. DPW

    DPW New Member

    92
    Mar 13, 2010
    Crow, Oregon.
    I'm with Alaska . If the bucks offspring are being sold as breeding stock I wouldn't want him as a herd sire. If the buck throws exceptionaly fast growing meaty kids that are headed to market I wouldn't care if he had seven non functioning teats.
     
  11. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Agree with DPW.

    I also would registered NONE of his kids even if they turn out really nice. Teat issues can show up again in later generations even if his kids have flawless teats.
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    It all depends on what Maggie... is breeding for...... if it is just meat goats ...or brush management ..........not breeding type goats to sell in a breeding program...... then...there is nothing wrong with it..... especially if ....the Does.... can feed the kids with no issues..... :wink:
     
  13. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    So very true & thanks for the reminder Pam, I tend to not take that into consideration but at least Maggie has some well rounded opinions! :p

    s
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    NP.......... HeHe... :laugh: :wink: :thumb: