Can you band horns successfully, just like you can with scures?
Really that long, my brother has 3 pygmys prob 5-7 years old. And the neighbor had to cut the fence the other day to save it. When I banded my bucks scures I notched them with my hoof trimmers first then one band in the notch followed by electrical tape then another band closer to his head.Man I worked on a cousin's adult doe for nearly 7 months. Different bands, constant watching. I suggested gouging/reburn but she didn't like that idea.
Did he look a little like this? This just happens to be LittleBock's profile pic on this forum . We let this little fence lovin' doe wear her 'headgear' for several months. When we removed it......well...let's just say, she hasn't had her head stuck in the fence since.
Oops I take that back, she did get stuck like twice in 3 years, as opposed to several times a day before the 'headgear'!!
That's about how long our "Honey" wore hers. Her horns never really got very big. She can still get them through the fence......she just chooses not to!close. lol.
I figure in 4 to 6 months he will have enough length and tip width to his horns that he won't need the handlebars.
The younger goats i banded have had NO regrowth at all. My older doe has not been banded long enough for me to know for sure but even if they grow back at this age they grow really slowly and they will be blunt tipped so much less dangerous.After the horns fall off will they grown back?