Fertility question

Discussion in 'Meat Market' started by midlothianffa, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    Lol yeah my husband would figure it was some kind of con I had going lol. I guess if you had a friend you would trust with their goats you could do a free breeding, but in all honesty, I think he should be fine. I know if your like me you'll still worry lol but I feel better about telling you that now that this guy is ok.
    And thank you!! Now you have to show off your guy ;)
     
  2. midlothianffa

    midlothianffa New Member

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    May 5, 2013
    I'll have to try to get pics of him this afternoon I honestly see no faults other than the split but I would love to hear everyone's opinions on him when I get the pics up
     

  3. midlothianffa

    midlothianffa New Member

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    May 5, 2013
    Pictures are not the greatest he hates the stand an wouldnt set up correctly but he's about 3 months old and probably weighs 65-70 pounds [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    He's a cute guy, but I honestly don't like his split :( If it's big now which it does appear to look big in those last pics, then it may get even bigger as he gets older. I know your not planning to do any showing with him so he might do fine for what your wanting.
     
  5. midlothianffa

    midlothianffa New Member

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    May 5, 2013
    Thanks
    Yes his split is fairly big that line isn't all split tho it's only about 3/4 inch but I'm sure it will probably get larger I've seen a buck with a very large split when we had to take a fence jumper to the sale barn I assumed that he was probably a sterile buck but when we looked at this little guy and his mom the split wasn't really noticeable I didn't see it till a couple weeks ago when it became obvious
     
  6. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    Oh he's a handsome one!! Now another view on this guy, what is your goal with your goats? I agree it's a good sized split, I still stand by saying he might still be good, but he might be a deal breaker on selling his offspring :( he also might pass this on. If your a commercial breeder or just mainly want to sell show wethers then this won't matter very much, just something to think about. Also my rule is I NEVER sell my proven bucks till I get some kids out of the replacement, that's split or not ;)
     
  7. midlothianffa

    midlothianffa New Member

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    May 5, 2013
    Thank you
    I am just aiming to use him for breeding show wethers so it's not a huge deal for that I guess and I don't plan on going registered anytime soon so hopefully it won't get super large in the future but as I said before he's been acting very Bucky since we brought him home at a week old
     
  8. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    Then make sure you have a back up buck and go for it :)
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree, that is a big split and will get a bit bigger as her matures.

    He will suit you nicely otherwise, for whether kids. :)
     
  10. midlothianffa

    midlothianffa New Member

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    May 5, 2013
    Thank you for your advice & compliments everyone I'm really excited to see how he grows out
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California