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My son sold his first homebred, fullblood buckling today. I feel so awful, I know he is going to miss him as he loved the little guy.

Gosh, making these decisions are so difficult. I feel so guilty! I honestly didn't want to sell him, wanted to see how he'd mature and breed him to a couple of bucks at the end of the year.
But, we just don't have a place to keep him where he'd be happy.

My son said he came in the house and shed a few tears, he couldn't watch his little guy go. :(:(:mecry::mecry:

I told him there will be more bucklings, and we'll plan to have their fullbloods kid early in the year so if there is a buckling to keep, then he can do so and use it for breeding. He needed a bigger, more mature buck to breed the does.

He did get a new buck for breeding today, so we'll see what happens. This buck seems to be very friendly, so I'm sure he'll 'grow' on my son :)
 

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That was indeed a extremely hard thing to do for anybody , let alone a young person :(

:hug: I dont know if I could have done that at his age ,I give him lots of credit.
That must have been hard for you too ! But it was a very mature thing to do too IMO , and he handled it well. He is a very strong young man .
I hope his new buckling is everything he wants in a breeding buck :)
 

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I know how he feels. A few years ago, I sold my very first pony. She just wasn't a good fit for me, and I wanted to do things she couldn't do. Even though she was a beast, I still missed her a lot. I was about your sons age then. It was sad. :hug:

Selling goats IS hard, the little buggers grow on you. But he did the right thing, and that's awesome :)
 

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My son sold his first homebred, fullblood buckling today. I feel so awful, I know he is going to miss him as he loved the little guy.

Gosh, making these decisions are so difficult. I feel so guilty! I honestly didn't want to sell him, wanted to see how he'd mature and breed him to a couple of bucks at the end of the year.
But, we just don't have a place to keep him where he'd be happy.

My son said he came in the house and shed a few tears, he couldn't watch his little guy go. :(:(:mecry::mecry:

I told him there will be more bucklings, and we'll plan to have their fullbloods kid early in the year so if there is a buckling to keep, then he can do so and use it for breeding. He needed a bigger, more mature buck to breed the does.

He did get a new buck for breeding today, so we'll see what happens. This buck seems to be very friendly, so I'm sure he'll 'grow' on my son :)
Aww, that's sad. I couldn't stand seeing my two little wether kids drive off in the back of a truck crying... it about made me tear up. BUT, the boys can't be kept and there will always be more. Unfortunately every single animal we had born here (except for a rabbit) was a boy. So there was a lot of selling for meat.

wanted to see how he'd mature and breed him to a couple of bucks at the end of the year.
Wouldn't that be a tad bit awkward for the little guy... :eek: :p
 

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Aww, that's sad. I couldn't stand seeing my two little wether kids drive off in the back of a truck crying... it about made me tear up. BUT, the boys can't be kept and there will always be more. Unfortunately every single animal we had born here (except for a rabbit) was a boy. So there was a lot of selling for meat.

Wouldn't that be a tad bit awkward for the little guy... :eek: :p
LOL!!! I won't even correct my typo, it's too funny LOL I was so exhausted when I was typing my last messages, I didn't even go back and read it!

My son seems to be ok now, whew. I think he really likes the new buck, he's a friendly guy and hopefully that won't change :)
We will be keeping 9 goats all together, so he'll have plenty to keep him busy, especially when kidding season comes.
 

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Ya, I know it's hard to sell the little guys. My kids' wethers got so friendly that by the time Fair came around, they were attached even though both kids understand. It was so hard to see them go into the pen for the meat buyer to pick up. We all cried. The checks did help the children get past it though!:)
 

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Awe, thats hard...and very brave of your son. Not easy for any of us but for a kid It take a good back bone...so I say Kudos for your son....Each experience helps us grow..sounds like he has a good teacher too ;)
 

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Awww, I'm sorry. That must be hard for all of you. :(

We are going to get two market lambs next year, and we are thinking about bottle feeding so we can use up our extra goat milk. I just know I will get really attached if we do that though. I love my pet Nubian wether, and I always tell him that he is a rarity. A pet wether, and he is GIGANTIC! They sure do grow on you.
 
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