It will be hard for me to tell when my goats go into heat AND be ready to take them to a buck or have a buck come here. The man I bought my Nubian and Boat-Nubian cross from has had a couple of gentle, bottle raised bucks that are young with him saying one of them would be great with "my girls." Should I get a buck? Should I keep him in a seperate pen all the time? Would it hurt if his fenced area is beside the girls' fenced area? Do bucks really smell all the time or just when they are in rut? How many times a year do they go into rut? I've read and re-read J.D. Bellenger's book but still like to hear from other "goatie" people with their actual experiences! thanks guys in advance! you know I'll have more questions!