Breeding age for buck?

Discussion in 'Goats' started by longhorngal, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. longhorngal

    longhorngal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hi all,
    At what age can you breed a buck? What about breeding a buck that has never bred to a 2 y/o doe that has never been bred either? Do they tend to er....figure everything out ok without any kind of help?

    Thanks,
    Cara
     
  2. Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians

    Vicki McGaugh TX Nubians Well-Known Member

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    I use 7 month old bucks with no problems, even on older does. I have also tried to use a 6 month old buck before who didn't know what end was what! But they figure it out very quickly. And of course if you don't want him to breed his young sisters, he will, at 4 months! Each buck is different. Vicki
     

  3. longhorngal

    longhorngal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wow, I didn't know you could use them that young. Thanks for the info!
    Cara