I need help

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by 5andcounting, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. 5andcounting

    5andcounting New Member

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    Dec 14, 2009
    I have 7 pygmy goats. 5 females ranging in age from 4 months to 3 to 4 years. Anyways I have one billy that is intact, our other billy someone found wondering in his yard and went around to all the farmers that had goats. Couldn't find owner so he ask if we would take it and if someone showed up looking for it he would tell them anyways that was a few months ago. I am trying to figure out if he can breed. He is not as well hung as our other billy but he does have small testicles, so can or can he not bred? Help
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    if he is a buck then yes he can breed. if he is a wether then no he cant

    bucks can breed as young as a couple months old (as can does go into heat and get pregnant).
     

  3. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    By small testicles what do you mean?? Do you have a picture? Does he act like a buck? If he has a very small sack it's possible he is a wether, but was castrated via buzziurdo(sp) So he would still have a sack, just thing's wouldn't work lol.
     
  4. 5andcounting

    5andcounting New Member

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    Dec 14, 2009
    I don't know if he was fixed or anything about him because he was found wondering around and we took him in. I don't have pics right now. But they are small almost golf ball size where our other billy is large. I believe he is a wether because we have a doe in heat last week and he didn't try to bred where our other billy did! Just everything I could find said wethers have no testicles
     
  5. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Sounds like maybe he was castrated with the Bulzer (what ever that thing is). It keeps the sac there, it never goes away.
     
  6. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    does it look shriveled or just smaller?
     
  7. 5andcounting

    5andcounting New Member

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    Dec 14, 2009
  8. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    In this case size does not matter ..... you might have to just give him a go at it and see what happens.
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    then he might be just less endowed ;)
     
  10. crocee

    crocee New Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Northeast Arkansas
    When in doubt, feel :question: You will know if there is something in there. If it feels like small hard marbles hes probably been wethered. If they feel sorta soft and alive with tubular structures, hes probably a prospective buck.
     
  11. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Sounds to me like he's wethered. I can't tell for sure without a pic. Does he stink and/or pee on himself? Does he have a beard? Most bucks will have heavier longer fur on their chin and chest rather than wethers or does. Unless...he was castrated as a buck.
     
  12. 5andcounting

    5andcounting New Member

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    Dec 14, 2009
    We have only had him like a week. I havent seen him pee on his self or anything. I will try to get pics this evening.