To casterate, or not to casterate ~that is the question~

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Sonrise Farm, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    I am going to wait a few more days before making a decision but, would you casterate an unreg. buckling?
    His Mama is very pretty and correct except for her rump. Her udder turned out better than I expected, (could use slightly higher rear attachment, more defined medial, but still, very nice.)
    your oppinion on 'to casterate or not to casterate'?
     
  2. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    I would castrate him. I am super picky about the quality of buck kids that will remain bucks. I am thinking it would be easier to find him a home as a wether than a buck. But I don't know the market in your area now. . . . Or would you be keeping him?
     

  3. Sonrise Farm

    Sonrise Farm New Member

    Sep 18, 2008
    Southwick, Idaho
    can't keep him. We are moving. . . :cry:
     
  4. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    It is a lot easier to sell a wether then a buck. Just remember that.
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    you dont have to castrate him right now but yah I would. He will do much better as a pet then as a buck.
     
  6. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    I would castrate. Bucks are nice, but lets face it, you don't really want to hug and cuddle with one.
     
  7. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Absolutely castrate, I agree he would find a better home as a wether....since you can't keep him, castrating would be the best for him.