Well all as you might know but ain't real sure ya do I have Hal who is a reg saanen and a really nice guy but is apparently shooting blanks. I had thought about selling him as maybe a teaser or pack goat but all I got was get his sperm tested as my response. So I was talking to the breeder who by the way is very reputable and if the vets says he really is sterile she'll provide a free buck. Anyway she had a friend say she saw my ad for Hal and looked at him and thought he needed copper which we both looked at the pictures and decided that she must have looked at the wrong goat as his face isn't bald although his tail tip is kinda sparse but none of my other goats are that way. This lady that called said that she had taken her buck to the vet to get tested cause he was with 30 does and didn't get any bred. When there the vet looked at his sperm and said that his sperm was good he just needed fed. My question is..... how can a vet look at sperm from a buck that isn't getting does to settle and say that it is good he just needs fed? Is there a way that the sperm looks to tell that it's good versus bad but still ok? This might be confusing but I 'm just curious. Like will my vet me able to get sperm from Mr Hal and say "ok yeah his sperm is just fine but he's needing copper or selenium or whatever??" Oh and the lady did take her buck hom and feed him (guess he was REALLY skinny and almost emaciated) and he bred everyone. My guy is fine looking..... you can see him at http://community.webshots.com/user/jessamynrose and see what I'm saying. He's under saanens. I don't think that it is copper as he isn't bald in the face and no one has a problem with that on my place, I gave him 2 1/2cc selenium (the vet here says 1cc per 100lbs) in june and just gave him more last month (same dosage). He's of healthy look and everything. The breeder and I are just really curious as to what could make an animal as pretty as him unable to be used when she's not had problems like this in her 20+ years of breeding goats. Any thoughts you goat people out there?? Thanks for any input!