Mounting :confused:

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by littlefarmerblue, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. littlefarmerblue

    littlefarmerblue New Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    I have never bred goats, and I only have two. I have never owned goats before so it's a new field (no pun intended).
    I raised my goats from bottle babies and I had 1 buck so I got someone to band him for me ( we did the rubber band kind) and I had one doe.
    My doe has gone into season for the first time. I saw my wether mounting her. Do wethers do that? I didn't think that they do. Is it normal? I just want to know. Because if the banding didn't work, then it's ok, I just need to know if I should be expecting babies. Of course i will be able to tell if my doe starts to get big, but I would still like to know if wethers do that. Thank you so much!
    littlefarmerblue :confused:
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    yes wethers can still sense when a doe is in heat and many of them will act "bucky" they jsut can't reproduce.

    My wether gets all crazy when my does are in heat - so yup this is normal

    Oh and WELCOME to The Goat Spot :D

  3. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    Completely normal.You have nothing to worry about.My weather does that even when they aren't in heat!
  4. PACE

    PACE New Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Yep, I only have three wethers and they do it to each other :roll: As long as he isn't all hairy and stinky, then you can be sure he's an ex boy.

    Welcome to The Goat Spot :D
  5. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Hi and Welcome ! Don't be too surprised when you see your doe mounting him!! No matter what they are, it seems they all like to give "piggy back rides" lol :p
  6. Nupine

    Nupine New Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    South Eastern Ohio
    Yes it's normal. It is even sort of helpful because you know when they hold still for it they are in heat!
  7. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    We have a ton of wethers like that, its funny to watch them do the buck thing to the does when they are in heat. The does beat them up for doing it but they still wag their tails! :p :lol:
  8. littlefarmerblue

    littlefarmerblue New Member

    Jan 11, 2008
    Ok! Thanks so much! I just wanted to make sure ya know....
    Thanks so much!
    Off topic but still... does anyone have Obies, Toggs, or Saanens in NC for sale? I only want a doe kid. So if you will be kidding soon then I would be glad to know.:wink: So thanks y'all!
  9. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    First of all, :wave: Hello and welcome, it is a great place to be.

    Like everyone else said, it is normal.
    How old are they and what kind are thy? Also, we LOVE pictures
  10. goat fever

    goat fever New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Carlisle, PA
    First off welcome, and yes it is normal. My wethers hump each other all of the time. What's even funnier is watching Rose hump the boys.