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It sounds like a dumb question but I haven't seen the new buck I bought mount any of the does. They were flagging like crazy when I brought him home and put him in their pasture. He would follow one around intently and flap his tounge and make the strangest sounds, but I have not seen him mount one yet.

Do you think he only works at night? Or is something not right?
 

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At the start of the season I used a cattle marking paint stick on my buck's chest every other day and he left a nice orange smear on my doe's bums over night. Aside from watching to see if they come back in there isn't much you can do to be sure he already did his job, aside from take blood once it has been enough time and have them tested. I also watch for messy tails. Had another really messy tail this morning. Some does get a little messy in heat even if they are not bred but in general there is a lot more mess if the buck did his job.
 

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Tail chalk is fantastic. Either mark each doe a different color (and refresh daily), or mark your buck. We mark our does. :)
 
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