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Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by all1965, Mar 3, 2011.
How long after banding can you put a buckling in with does?
How old is the buckling? If he is old enough to be fertile in the first place I don't know. But I am pretty sure someone else will know.
I band at 7 weeks and believe me, even if the boys were feeling frisky before being banded, they certainly don't want to be scratching their belly buttons after banding....I think the band pulls just enough on their parts that they try to not do anything that agrivates it.
I'm assuming they probably wouldn't mount because it would hurt. I mean, the band would probably hurt pretty bad so they probably won't do anything
I don't know how long it actually takes for them to be unable to reproduce... never really thought about it.
If the buckling was old enough to start breeding(I've heard as young as 3 months old), I would wait a couple months to put them together with a doe in the same pen. I know there is some discomfort, but that don't always stop a persistant goat. I have a neighbor that breeds horses, and she told me one time that a horse can still breed up to 3 months after castration. Yes, I know a horse is a horse, and a goat is a goat, but with horses its a surgical castration, so there still has t be something there to make the babies.