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Hi there! My 6 mo old ND buck has had my 3 y/o ND doe in with him during the day since the weekend (they spent a few days getting to know each other and now snuggle and play together happily). This morning my doe is obviously in heat, she's standing for him, trying to entice him, and he's definitely interested in her new smell. But at least to my witnessing, he's not mounting and *ahem* doing the deed. He's plenty bucky (pee all over his face on the regular), I've tried having them both on leashes and leading him to her as she stands for him, but it's just a lot of sniffing and a few headbutts and then she walks away.

Is there something else I can do to help him? It's possible they're up to it while I'm not there, but I haven't seen any signs in my doe that they've completed any of their...duties...
 

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Sometimes young ones just don't know what to do. It helps if they can observe an older buck. Is that an option for you? If not - you could try hand breeding - actually helping him up behind her while she is tied...
He's my only buck right now, I'll try the hand breeding this afternoon!
 

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Hand breeding has been a lot of laughter. She stands for him tied and super ready, tail flagging and really uh...showing off her goods. I help him up and he just sits there haha. My favorite has been my 3 y/o saying to him, "you can do it Mickey, make babies!!!" :neat:

I think I'm going to just keep bringing her to him for the day for the next two months and give him a little help up once each day to remind him then let them be. :goatkiss:
 

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Update: Success!!! I wondered if they might have been successful yesterday after I left them but couldn't be sure. This morning within 5 minutes of being together we witnessed a successful breeding. Much cheering occurred. :goodjob:
My favorite was my spouse who just looked at me after and said "wait that was it?"
 

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Good! Judging by her rear they're getting to it multiple times a day each day. I'll leave her in for this week just to be sure and then she gets her ultrasound in a month!
 

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Lol, when I have a young buckling that needs a little help figuring it out I take the doe by her neck and make her butt him in the butt, it gets him excited and the more excited he gets the more likely he is to mount her.
 
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