No I haven't given up on it, I've just delayed a little.... I have CIDRs and some pg 600. All I need is semen and an AI person... Te problems with that is the only one I can find doesn't have very good feed back about there work!The little buck could look a whole lot different with a different feed and management program. It's probably unfair to just condemn him out of hand, but if you are willing to spend $500, I would want something a little bigger and better taken care of. A couple of your does look pretty nice. Are you on facebook? There are Boer goat groups on there that if you asked if anyone had a good buck with color genetics for sale in Michigan, I bet you would get an answer. The color thing makes it trickier to get quality included. Not impossible though. Did you give up on the AI project?
I don't think he's horrible, but he doesn't quite make you go "wow" at this point. I'd figure out what he's being fed- if he's just on grass pasture and mom he looks pretty darn good. However if he's getting show feed and dairy quality alfalfa I'd have to pass. He's got decent length, and he's fairly deep-bodied, he's also got some bone mass in his legs. I don't like the way his neck ties into the rest of him, but that might just be the angle of the pictures. He might grow up to be a pretty nice buck, but he's not going to be able to compete with those kids who have been pushed from day one.