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  • Take her to the other woman's buck even though he's not as good

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  • Wait 3 weeks and take her to my original choice

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  • Curl up in a dark corner, close my eyes and suck my thumb. Goats do not exist.

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I have just arrived in England... received a text message basically saying "just as K predicted: Whissy is in heat!!"

So I texted back to tell my mother where the phone number was - as my father is out all day.

Basically it comes to this - she's not enough in heat to go to the buck today, so it would have to be tomorrow, and the guy is only in at 11 a.m. when we're in church and they don't want to miss church for that.

SOOOO do I get them to phone the other woman who has a buck - which isn't as good - and get them to take her there in the afternoon? or do I wait 3 weeks for her to come around again?

A minus to THAT is that the rams have been with the sheep for a week now so I'd just be coming to lambing when Whissy kidded if she went now. However they'd probably still be lambing 3 weeks later...

this is her first heat of the year.
 

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I'm pretty sure I'd wait the 3 weeks and take her to the buck that I really wanted her bred to. Either way it sounds like she'll be kidding while you have lambing going on...might as well have kids out of the better buck. An extra 3 weeks isn't *that* long, even if it seems like forever.
 

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yah I guess. Ok so what's 17 days from today?

Whissy has nice n irregular seasons so I need to tell the lad who's minding her to be sure to check her from 17 days onwards - she came in on 17 days last year!
 

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yah I posted to that effect in "the chatter box"

i'm over here for more flight training.

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yup I vote wait.
And she maybe not ready for the buck until MOnday anyway. IT can take a couple days for them to really be in standing heat. I woudl mention that to your mom.
 
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