Little swimmers?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by bisonviewfarm, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. bisonviewfarm

    bisonviewfarm Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    CO
    Ok after Jack not breeding forever I'm paranoid about Jasper so I've been trying to swipe samples from the does backsides lol. But I think I found what I was looking for today on Esther not a wonderful sample but I believe I see some little swimmers in there or is my mind playing tricks?
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  2. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Neat!!

    I think I see them too but I have never looked at sperm under a microscope before!
     

  3. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
  4. bisonviewfarm

    bisonviewfarm Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    CO
    Me either but I thought I'd give it shot they seem to look like the pictures I found. The videos have them moving but I think these guys had died off by the time I got it lol
     
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  5. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    To get a good sperm evaluation, the sperm needs to be spun to check for motility and count. You can have your vet come out for collection - then they will take it back to evaluate.
     
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  6. bisonviewfarm

    bisonviewfarm Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    CO
    Not
    Not looking for a count or checking for motility just checking to see if he's bred the does. He doesn't breed when I'm watching :)
     
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  7. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
    Looking at sperm really won't tell you much - especially if he has low motility.
     
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  8. bisonviewfarm

    bisonviewfarm Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    CO
    I don't suspect he has low motility or anything wrong.I just wasn't sure if he was actually mounting the does after chasing them around. Seeing some sperm in the discharge tells me that. This is his first time breeding does as he's only been here since last week and his breeder didn't use him. :)
     
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  9. goatblessings

    goatblessings Fair-Haven Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2015
    Southwest Ohio
  10. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Looks like he is doing his job!:heehee:
     
  11. bisonviewfarm

    bisonviewfarm Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    CO
    I think so she had some more later which I also checked same thing. I may actually see some bred test results in a month! :coolmoves:
     
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  12. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Im keeping my fingers crossed for you! I do hope he is the teacher and the answer you are looking for!
     
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  13. bisonviewfarm

    bisonviewfarm Well-Known Member

    Apr 2, 2015
    CO
    Thanks I hope for now he just looks at Jasper like he's crazy then runs to me for attention lol. I've got my fingers crossed that the 1 doe he bred has something nice
     
  14. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Lets hope its twin doelings!
     
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