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Hello y'all! I just bought a new girl. Now I am thinking of buying this HUGE buck in February. Just wondering what you guys thought of him. His feet are pretty wild but I can get them into shape. He weighs 280# and is 4 yrs old.
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I don't know much about conformation, but I think he looks pretty good! I love that all that loose skin he's got. He's a BEAST. Looks like he's got good muscling, depth and length. And what a beard! I love him.
 

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Is he a kiko Boer x? He's a nice size boy.
 

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How was his weight figured out? Was he actually weighed? Unless that person next to the fence is a giant, I have my doubts of the buck actually being that big...
 

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We bought a doe from this guys farm. While we were there we were looking at the bucks he had for sale. He said he weighed him a few months ago and he weighed 280. But he also said that he has lost weight since then.
His pics do not show his size very well. In person he is much bigger. The guy is also a really tall person. I’m 5’1” and I didn’t even come up to his shoulders.
His feet are very bad. The doe I bought from him had very bad feet too.
 

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I'm 5'1" and I didn't even come up to his shoulders.
You didn't even come up to the buck's shoulder? Nah I'm just teasing you, I know what you meant. :lolgoat:

You should maybe consider the fact that bad feet can be hereditary and not just management practice. You should ask yourself if you would mind those traits in you herd and if you would be okay with breeding them out.
 

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You didn't even come up to the buck's shoulder? Nah I'm just teasing you, I know what you meant. :lolgoat:

You should maybe consider the fact that bad feet can be hereditary and not just management practice. You should ask yourself if you would mind those traits in you herd and if you would be okay with breeding them out.
100% this! (Except I had to read twice on the shoulder part before I understood you meant the man lol but I can be slow :p )
But the hooves I totally agree on. It will take work to correct but not the end of the world, it's if he is prone to fast growing hooves that grow wonky that I would be worried about BUT that totally depends on if YOU have the time to deal with that or not. I do not but that doesn't mean that others and or you don't either ;)
I say if you think he has something to add to your herd that is all that matters. I love wrinkles on the chest so of course that's the first thing I looked at lol
 

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Hi again! I have decided to pass on the buck, I figured I'd just keep my lovely dappled boy for a few more years.
BUT the same farm is now selling a doeling born 5/11/20 with dappled genetics for $400. They are also selling a 7-8 year old doe (they are not sure of the exact DOB since she is not registered) for $200. I haven't got a picture of the older doe yet but here is a picture of the doeling:
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I think she would make a awesome addition for next year. But what do y'all think? She is not registered.
If I bought the older doe my thought is to have one round of kids with her and then sell her and keep any doelings she might have. Is that a good plan? I'm just trying to keep my herd fresh and add in some new blood lines.
Thank you all for helping!
 

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Is the older doe pregnant right now?

Some last for many years and May have no issues.

But do know, some older does may have issues.
To not conceiving, udder issues, kidding issues.
Being too thin from toothless issues. So be aware.
 
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