Will a Doe accept right away if in heat?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Polarhug, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Polarhug

    Polarhug New Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Southcentral Alaska
    I have a hard time telling when my girls are in heat. Thankfully we have a buck this year.

    My question is: We have been putting them with the buck for a few minutes a day to see if they are in heat. They have been running from him and showing no signs. If a doe is ready, will she be tolerant of the buck and let him mount right away? Does she need to be with him a few hours?

    We can't leave them together all day, he is a bully. We work all day and can't watch them. We figured on the day they showed more tolerance we would leave them together a few hours. ???

    Last year wasn't an issue, they were all together but he badgered them constantly with his horns.
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Usually if a Doe is in standing heat..... she will allow the buck to mount.... but she has to be in standing heat.... it can be 2 days or so of it.... before she goes out and this is when the buck and Doe should be together... until she says no more... :thumb: