Took my Nubian doe to boyfriend today...now what?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Stinkerbelle, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Stinkerbelle

    Stinkerbelle New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    North Carolina
    I took my Annabelle to visit her new boyfriend today. This is day 21, and she was showing signs of heat again. I called on a neighbor to help, so she drove and I sat in the back seat of my F150 truck with Annabelle with the front half of her in my lap. She rode very well and we got to the farm that has the buck, put her in the stall with him. You would have thought I turned her in with a pack of lions! She was so scared she was shivering. The buck all of a sudden turned bashful and wouldn't look at her! I led her over to him to show her he wasn't going to eat her, turned her butt to face him, and he really looked bashful! He is a 10 year old Reg. buck that has lots of experience with breeding, but he wouldnt do anything... The breeder said to just leave her in there with him overnight, that he was a gentle breeding buck and he wouldnt hurt her. As soon as I walked out of the barn Annabelle started calling for me... We are very bonded. I tell you, that was SO HARD to do.. it was like leaving my own kid at kindergarten for the first time.. In the past, I have taken my pygmy does to be bred and it was wham bamm.. all over in 10 minutes.. What gives???
     
  2. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    She could be to early or to late in the heat. How long has she been showing signs of heat?
     

  3. Stinkerbelle

    Stinkerbelle New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    North Carolina
    She just started showing signs of heat yesterday. Today is actually day 21 since her last heat.. She has been mooning over my Nigerian buck all day like a love sick teenager, but I dont want to breed her to him..She is reg. nubian and so is this new buck.
     
  4. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Sometimes the traveling can just scare them and when you get there they don't want anything to do with the buck. But since you left her overnight, I think you should be ok :)
     
  5. Stinkerbelle

    Stinkerbelle New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    North Carolina
    The trip took all of 5 minutes. But she is so bonded with me, that if DH and I go out of town for a day or two, the pet sitter says she won't eat at all when I am gone. And calling for me all day. Thats what she was doing when I left her... She calls... Maaaaaa, Maaaaaa, and I feel so bad for leaving her.
     
  6. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    LOL Well I say you've got one spoiled girl then! :D Well I hope she gets bred for you! Still even though its was a short trip, she could just be scared. We have bucks here but to get the doe to the buck you have to walk a long way from the barn to the buck and our does shiver too, even when its warm out. I think htye just get scared and nervous.
     
  7. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Oh these girls can be so funny! I sold a yrlg Nubian to some people who have a buck. When she came into heat she NEEDED to be with him and a couple of days later NEEDED to be out! She is currently big as a house.
     
  8. Stinkerbelle

    Stinkerbelle New Member

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    Oct 5, 2007
    North Carolina
    Ok, left her overnight, and nothing. He just wasnt interested. Took her out of the stall and put her with another buck..nice looking guy, but not registered, and he nailed her in 30 seconds...twice! Oh well, I guess the other guy just wasnt in rut after all. Loaded her back up in the back seat of the truck and brought her home. She was SO glad to be home.. I should have left her a little longer, but we have an ice storm approaching, and I wanted her home.