Ibex breeder

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by ibexgoat, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Cool horns!
     
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  2. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Very cool horns! Please do try to get hold of him and trim his hooves though. Neat looking breed.
     
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  3. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Active Member

    Wow amazing! How come you have one of those? I wish I could have an ibex running around on my property. That would be the coolest :cool:. Are they just like normal goats or are they like wilder?
     
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  4. spidy1

    spidy1 Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    AZ
    OMG those pore feet! PLEASE, please get them fixed!
     
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  5. ibexgoat

    ibexgoat Member

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    Jun 23, 2017
    Bandera, tx.
    After I took this picture I trimmed his hooves. To trim them you have to dart and tranquilize the goat. They are very expensive animals and you do not want to do this every few months. They are in a very rocky environment but some like this one the hooves grow faster than they wear down. Believe me I take very good care of them.
     
  6. ibexgoat

    ibexgoat Member

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    Jun 23, 2017
    Bandera, tx.
    I have been doing this for many years. Yes they are quite a bit different than domesticated goats. They know me and I can interact very well with them. But someone strange comes near them and they will scatter. Also if you pen them you need very tall walls in it. I had 8 ft. walls and some would jump out. I had to extend it to 11 ft. and have not had any jump out.
     
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  7. Jaeih

    Jaeih New Member

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    Sep 27, 2017
    Tennessee
    That is a very cool goat! Very impressive horns. :)
     
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  8. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    NC
  9. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    How cool!!! Can these be crossed with other goats?.....I'm assuming they are goats? I ask because I saw some animals with horns like this but not near as tall and a lot more light colored
     
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  10. ibexgoat

    ibexgoat Member

    25
    Jun 23, 2017
    Bandera, tx.
    Yes they are a goat and they will cross with any other type of goat.
     
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  11. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    Then I bet that's what I saw was. Next time I go by them I'll have to for sure get picture of them and see what you think ;)
     
  12. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    SouthCentralKY, USA
    Darn you! Now I want one!
     
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  13. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    SouthCentralKY, USA
    Now you are just being evil.

    I have to have one.
     
  14. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Active Member

    Please no more! The cuteness is killing me! :dazed: I love their knobby knees!
     
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  15. Jessica84

    Jessica84 Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2011
    California
    Ok that last one looks exactly like what I have seen with that light color! I was almost convinced they were some type of deer like animal
     
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  16. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    Crossing a wild animal with a domestic one always produces an unpredictable and not always desirable result.
     
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  17. ibexgoat

    ibexgoat Member

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    Jun 23, 2017
    Bandera, tx.
    These are not crossed with any domestic type of goat. They are Nubian Ibex.
     
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