Doe sounding like a buck?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Coolbreeze89, Sep 22, 2020.

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  1. Coolbreeze89

    Coolbreeze89 Active Member

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    Mar 5, 2017
    I have a doe who seems to be in heat (she had her first pregnancy that delivered in January). I do not have any intact males (all banded, by me, both testicles always confirmed in band and dropped off). All the wethers are trying to mount her and she is vocalizing LOUDLY as if she were a buck! It’s that same grunting/squealing sound that bucks make when they like the smell of a lady! Saw maybe even a hint of lip curling in her. What the heck? None of my does have done this (I have (7) 2 yr old does and (6) 7-9month old doelings plus 5 wethers). Is she just weird or is this a common thing that I haven’t experienced?
     
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  2. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Some does do that, our goat Frances does. ;)
     

  3. MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm

    MuldrowBeeandGoatFarm Well-Known Member

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    Oct 24, 2019
    Texas
    I've had several act that way. Even our herd queen will behave that way sometimes.
     
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  4. Coolbreeze89

    Coolbreeze89 Active Member

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    Mar 5, 2017
    Hmm...interestingly, this is my herd queen. I wonder if that’s part of it? Regardless, thanks for letting me know this is ok!
     
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  5. 21goaties

    21goaties Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2018
    Southern GA
    Frances is our herd queen :eek::D
     
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  6. NDinKY

    NDinKY Well-Known Member

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    Aug 3, 2019
    Kentucky
    I have some does that will act bucky when in heat. They’ll even mount other does.
     
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  7. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    I have one who does lip curling when sniffing her kid’s pee. She also mounts him. She is not a herd queen.
    Rut is here, they all feel the energy, wethers, does and bucks!
    :oohlala::what::love:
     
  8. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    They will do it when they are in heat, and can even do it while they are pregnant! We have had a couple over the years who were so bucky we had to separate them until they calmed down lol!
     
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  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yep, does can be weirdoe's, misspelling only to promote a funny. ;)
     
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  10. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Most of my girls do the bucky act, even to the bucks! Confuses the heck out of the bucks, but they get used to it. It's just hormones.
     
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