Hi everyone. It's been a while, but all is well with my new herd. I'm finally building up -4 young does, 2 pregnant does (so I think), 1 exposed doe, and my black buck. So, I need help. I'm looking at showing some of my black goats, and breeding my black traditionals to outside, HEAVY, bucks. My goats are sort of fine boned, smaller, ect. AI/Semen straw questions!: One, is $75 per straw asking too much from Ennobled bucks? Two, will one straw typically inseminate a doe? or two straws depending on the doe's fertility/cycle? Three, cryobanks? or Nitrogen tank at home? Anywhere I can buy a used tank? -- Now, on to the match making! If I do go that route, I will be choosing from 3 diferent bucks on 3 of my does. MATCH ONE: and this doe (buck from http://www.tctc.com/~amfuture/bucks/boe ... _BONO.html) doe is "Sage" - she has a gorgeous top line but very fine boned/thin. MATCH TWO: this buck on this doe (buck is from:http://www.tctc.com/~amfuture/bucks/boer_goats_SOME_BODY.html) doe is "Luna", my favorite doe kid. I plan on showing her. MATCH THREE: Well, I don't have a picture of the doe. Dang it. but here is the buck I am interested in: (http://www.tctc.com/~amfuture/bucks/boe ... EDRUM.html) The doe I want to cross him with is a Black traditional with a gorgeous head. I don't have a full body shot of her because she's so shy. --- Thanks guys. I really want to out cross my does and I need buck ideas - these three are my favorite. ON TO PICTURES! Left to right, Skye, Black, and Misery in the back. Black, my buck. Critique him PLEASE! Mabel, pregnant, I think. Skye. --- Also, one final question, is there a blood test/urine test for pregnant does? I know of the pooch test. She sure looks pregnant!!!!! Thank you again whoever replies. I really need help with my program.