How can you tell how old your goat is?

Discussion in 'Beginners Goat Raising' started by whtiworth08, May 29, 2015.

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  1. whtiworth08

    whtiworth08 New Member

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    May 29, 2015
    I bought a buck at my local sale barn last night but they never said how old he is. Just wondering how old he is or how to tell? Sorry its not a good photo of him. You can email me also just let me know you got it from here. [email protected] He is about 25 pounds.
     

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  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Get a pic of the teeth, then we might be able to help. :)
     

  3. Brink4

    Brink4 New Member

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    Apr 29, 2013
    Agree...get a pic of his teeth.

    Is he a Savanna?
     
  4. whtiworth08

    whtiworth08 New Member

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    May 29, 2015
    I will try to get a picture of his teeth. He hasn't been handed much before I got him. Do you just need to see the front of them?
     
  5. whtiworth08

    whtiworth08 New Member

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    May 29, 2015
    He is a Boer is what they said.
     
  6. ArborGoats

    ArborGoats Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2013
    Those horns say he at least has to be part something else. Good luck on the teeth!
     
  7. russellp

    russellp RussellP

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    Apr 10, 2013
    Riceville, Tennessee
    I see more kiko than anything. His horns are starting to turn out slightly. I guess 90 days. His neck and chest look very nice. Does he have wattles?
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree, not all boer.

    Yes, the front teeth
     
  9. whtiworth08

    whtiworth08 New Member

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    May 29, 2015
    What are wattles? Sorry I'm new to all this. I use to buy goats from a friend that had full blooded boers. I will post pics of his teeth tonight.
     
  10. russellp

    russellp RussellP

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    Apr 10, 2013
    Riceville, Tennessee
    Wattles are the small, pendulous, appendages at the base of the lower jaw and neck. Here is a pic. My 100% NZ Kiko Buck has them and has passed them to every kid he has thrown this far.[​IMG]
     
  11. Teeth wont show until 6-12 months age if he is of large frame breed his teeth should all be milk teeth at that size since he doesn't appear to be a neglected buck
     
  12. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    He looks young. He's cute.
     
  13. whtiworth08

    whtiworth08 New Member

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    May 29, 2015
    This is his teeth and he has a NEUS tag in his ear. Is there anyway to look up the number on it?
     

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