I swear I will never understand goats. Yesterday Ken, his wife and I drove 2 and a half hours to get some does bred. The buck we were planning on breeding two is the sire to two does we bought last year that are just tremendous does-structurally correct, wide, muscular and still feminine. He is a Ruger son and while not much to look at himself throws consistent goats that can compete with the top breeders in the state. The does we were taking to be bred were all Ken's. I had put a CIDR in one of mine at the same time as his three planning on bringing her up there but she ended up getting an infection and I had to pull the CIDR before it could do any good. We had CIDRS in Ken's does for 21 days and pulled them 24 hours before we would be at the other farm. When we got to the farm we tried putting the does in one at a time. It was obvious they were coming in but weren't in a raging heat yet. But most bucks still would have blubbered and pawed and acted a fool-helping them come in right? Not this buck. He took one sniff of each doe and laid down. We waited awhile but the buck was not interested-despite all the flagging the girls were doing. So the buck's owner Steve sent his son to get another buck hoping competition would get the first buck moving. Even after the two bucks were put in with each other and allowed to spar a bit-the first buck when put in with the does again just laid down again. THe other buck however cleared the fence to get in with them-so we had to go lock him up. After standing around for a while longer Steve offered us the choice of leaving the does there or bringing the buck back with us. I mentioned I had one or two does I would like to breed to him back home but didn't CIDRS in them. He said he wasn't breeding to that buck this year, he was trying new blood, and didn't need him back right away. Ken was a bit hesitant because he was afraid of being responsible if something happened to that buck. Steve said he trusted us and said what happens happens. He'd lost a few bucks to freak occurrences and knew how finicky goats could be. Finally we decided to take the buck back with us. We loaded the goats in the trailor and Rudy laid down and started eating the pellets we had in there for the does. He's lazy and gluttonous. So Rudy (the buck) should be with us for about 3 weeks. Hopefully he will do his job that time. His laziness has me a bit worried.