Polled

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by PiccoloGoat, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    What does "Polled" Mean?? Does it mean they don't have horns or what?

    I was looking on capriola's site and for Ginger Pye, it says:
    Horns: Polled

    But for Leona is says
    Horns: Disbudded

    Help? :shrug:

    I'm too curious :D
     
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    bred in genetics .... they are born with no horns at all ....they have none.... :)

    Horns: Disbudded means ....they were removed by a human...
     

  3. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Ok thankyou..
    I knew what disbudded meant but i was like, what? Polled?

    Polled goats sound pretty cool :thumb:
    Thanks toth
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    your welcome..... :) .. it is like polled black Angus...they are naturally born "polled" :thumbup:
     
  5. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    Alyssa, you have to be careful with polled goats because if you breed a polled doe to a polled buck there is a significant chance of getting intersexed or hemaphrodite (sp?) kids ...
     
  6. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Oh ok thankyou
    I'll keep that in mind for when i get goats
    I wish i could move right now and start with goats :)


    My friend has some pet goats and they just sit around and eat grass
    But i want to actually breed and show goats, i think it would be awesome
    Now im excited :D :leap:
     
  7. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    That would be good for you to show....it is well awarded and makes you feel proud when your beautiful goat wins the shows.....Now that is bragging rights...well deserved... :love:
     
  8. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Well keren just offered to take me to some shows and i am looking forward to possibly going to one!
    One of the biggest ones that everyone works hard to get into.. Sydney Royal Easter Show
    So Cool :thumb:
    I think it will be a good learning experiance for me to go to a goat show first-hand lol
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh that would be wonderful.. :) ..you will have fun...but it is a very long day ...........that is the only draw back... :(
     
  10. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Oh well I'm willing :D
     
  11. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    good for you.....great job..of thinking.. :) :thumbup:
     
  12. PiccoloGoat

    PiccoloGoat goat girl x0x0

    Sep 10, 2008
    Australia
    Even better my mum is just as enthusiastic as me :) :cool: :leap: :clap: :stars: :wahoo:
     
  13. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I love polled goats. :) Because I hate getting them disbudded. But it is true to never breed polled to polled or there is a high chance for hermaphrodite kiddos.

    Congrats on being able to go to your first show! How exciting! You will have lots of fun. Like Pam said, it is a long day but a lot of fun. :D
     
  14. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    alright way to go.....mum......... :) :leap: :hug:
     
  15. lesserweevil

    lesserweevil New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    your mum may regret it one day :wink:

    teehee