Tonight I discovered the buckling I was planning on keeping from this years crop (out of my best milker by a buck I think is very nice) has a fishtail teat. He will now obviously be wethered. I’m super bummed about it because he’s an otherwise gorgeous buckling who is very well built. He looks just like his sire. We’d planned on selling his sire and retaining him. I immediately checked all the other kids (not just this bucks) and everyone else has clean, normal teats (thankfully). His kids last year were normal, as were the kids out of the doe. I put the buck up on the stand after checking all the kids and thoroughly examined him. His teats are totally normal, both visually and feeling them. I know the does are good, I’ve been milking her twice a day. She’s got the best teats for hand milking. Is this just a freak thing that happens? Is it a combo of the two leading to this or is it more linked to the buck or the doe. I won’t do the cross again, but I’m not sure what to do moving forward. We were planning on selling the buck, but if he needs to be wethered so he won’t pass this on I’d be willing to do that. I wouldn’t want to sell on a problem like that. He’s very long and he’s improved teat structure on some of my does already (first freshener set to kid in June, udder is shaping up nicely). If anyone has experience with this, or advice I’d greatly appreciate it. I want to make sure we’re doing right by the breed and only breeding high quality animals.