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I caught my ND wether humping my doe today. I'm assuming this is a dominance thing? Just curious would this mean that my doe is in heat? Would the wether detect that and hump? They are 16 wks old.
 

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It could be. Jeter and Bean tell me when ever anyone is in heat. My doe that was born in November has been in heat twice. She is old enough.
 

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Normal. A wether can be a good heat indicator. He still has instincts and can smell, he just hasn't got the hormones or equipment to do anything about it.
Always seems kinda bittersweet to me.
 

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My whether consistently "humps" my two does when they are in heat Your does will flick their tales and play cat and mouse with whether . Thinks its perfectly normal
 

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Thanks for the replies. I haven't seen him do it anymore. Just that once a few days ago. I didn't realize it was every 21 day!
 

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Not sure on the dominance part - my little girl who is lowest on the pecking order will hump anyone in heat. But it could be she's just a weirdo. :lol: Wethers are great heat detectors, but sometimes humping is just play as well.
 

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Billy is my heat detector. What's funny is his mama gets mad when he humps the other goat when she's in heat. Rosie can be a bit of a witch of a heard queen.
 
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