I bought a nice unrelated 88% boer doe kid when I brought my does to be bred a few weeks back. I will pick her up when I pick up my hopefully pregnant ladies...my does are not horned and all my babies are disbudded at about 1 week old. However, this doeling is not disbudded and was already 2 months old when I bought her. She will be about 4 months old when I pick her up. Has anyone out there dehorned a goat? I read about "banding" the base of the horn and think I'd like to go this route. I don't want to keep her horned because of possible injuries to my 6 year old daughter (a swinging head would be right at her head level) and the inequality at feeding time with the other does.