Boer horns are different from dairy horns. Boer horns are curved unlike a dairy goats horns. Here's a picture to show the difference. And as you can see, the dairy horns grow straight back whereas the Boer horns grow back away from the head so they don't pose as much as a problem.I had a buck almost bust my leg once back in the 90's. Rammed right into my leg, just above the knee, it wasn't broken but it was fractured.
That's the one thing by I hate about the boer rules, a horned one will be placed over the disbudded ones.
Or the ones with horns, if you are leading them with just a collar, they can hook you wrist or arm in between their horns and twist their head, snap your bones like a twig.
I don't care what it is, if they have horns, I want them taken off!
Ok, I agree with everything except better looking because I prefer horns....LOLAlmost all registered dairy goats are disbudded. The ones that stay horned can be registered, but never shown.
Disbudding kids is for safety of the handlers, other goats and animals, and better overall. With a disbudded goat you don't have to worry about broken horns, injury to you or other creatures, heads stuck in fences, will they fit on the milk stand, and everything else.
Disbudded animals are safer , and better looking(in the dairy world), and easier to manage.