We dehorn because it's easier to handle them...sorta. I kind of like having the horns to grab ahold of. LOL It's not hard to find them dehorned, but polled is somewhat harder to find...at least in my area. At our fair, all goats just have to have their horns "tipped"
At first I kept horns on so if they had to they would have something to help protect themselves. After bruises up and down my legs and getting heads out of fences I now disbud. Also horns are their way to cool off but to tell you the truth I don't see adifference iin them when it turns hot but I know its a fact.
I'm new to boers... But have had dairy goats. I have to say that the horns scare me a bit, especially when I need to hug a goat! I'm thinking of disbudding any babies that I'm going to keep...I'd better not disbud ones I want to sell..
The thing with boers is the way their horns generally grow... they shoyld curve back and that really helps with safety. One of my girls horna curve back but the ends have started turning out ... almost like a smaller version of kiko horns
I currently have a 7 month old boer buck that slipped by when they were being banded. He has been de horned and is very good. I have looked everyday at his eyelids and hoofs since he was 3 months old. He is very easy to handle. But when it is time to give him a shot or worm he squirms around. It would be easier if he had horns to be able to control him. I wish i would have halter broke him but never did. I am a fan of horns but some are not.